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“Delicious fresh seafood and pasta with beautiful friendly service”

Ristorante Roma da Marcellini
Ranked #53 of 447 Restaurants in La Spezia
Price range: US$18 - US$74
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Roma, the ex Marcellini's restaurant.In our plates we put inside the love and passion for our traditional mediterrenean cuisine.
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I sought out this restaurant as we remembered eating here five years ago when there was a set menu. The freshness of the produce used, the flavours and generous servings stuck with us.

While the restaurant has been updated with renovations and a new menu, the dishes remain sumptuous, authentic and generous. So much so, we dined here for lunch on our first day then dinner over the next two nights.

Greeted with a friendly smile, we were seated right away and as soon as we ordered, our dishes came out promptly. On a busy night, they had al hands on deck with even the chef coming out to serve tables. Very hardworking group of people. The prices are reasonable and some dishes we thought would actually cost more to make.

Our favourite dish was the sauté mussels, probably better than the Michelin played restaurant we dined at nearby. The deep fried calamari and shrimp were also great along with every other dish we ordered on the three occasions. We found the quality to be close to fine dining at much lower prices.

Highly recommended and take a look at the pics of dishes we have. While it won't do it justice, it will give you an idea of the quality.

Our advice is, save yourself the experience of the sub par quality restaurants on the main strip and dine here.

Thank Amok R
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

A wise Venetian once told me, if a restaurant's menu is too expansive, then they do nothing well. Elena (owner, and, like most good ristorantes, hostess/waitress) and her sons prepare a marvelous meal and a most welcoming and homey setting. It's really more like having dinner at a friend's house-- who also just happens to be a really good cook. Right near train station. Would definitely go back.

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Thank TherouxWannabe
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Our hotel recommended this place and we decided to give it a try. Bad first impression: the restaurant was empty and lighted with ugly halogens. The chairs are metal, so they are freezing cold in the winter! Friendly owners, but it didn't help the food, which we got at separate times (and we really were the only customers), some of it was cold when we finally got it. We ordered salmon but got some white fish, don't know what it was because the waiter didn't explain why they changed the fish or didn't apologise - maybe he thought we wouldn't notice? The restaurants near and on the main street looked nicer.

Thank Nora T
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Elena M, Proprietario at Ristorante Roma da Marcellini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you Nora T. I think that all reviews are useful for make better my restaurant, that some one judge nice.
But... I'm sorry, we never had salmon inside our menu . Thank you again and merry christmas

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The best local cuisine we have ever tried in Italy!! Excellent fresh Italian food inspiring atmosphere and service by a loving local family. A must go destination!!

Thank Christos K
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel as local cuisine, fresh produce & affordable. We were absolutely delighted about the place!
We ate outside in the cute courtyard, the young waitress was very sweet & efficient. The owner was friendly & helpful, offering advice & going out of her way to please us!
The food was truly memorable, the pasta was homemade, the fish was simply succulent, cooked to perfection, the vegetables were delicious!
Everything was just perfect both times we went & the owner even hugged us as we left!
Italian hospitality at it's best!!

1  Thank DebbieCourtinAbery
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