La Marea

4.8
800 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
A Family Run, Authentic Italian restaurant in Old Saybrook, CT. We offer Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Important: when making a reservation through OpenTable there is an option to make a reservation at a high top table in the bar area or standard table which is in the dining room. If the high top option does not pop up as an option for you then that means that there are NO High Top tables available at those times. If you would like to reserve bar seats please leave us a note or call us. We do reserve bar seats and highly recommend reservations. See you soon!

Special Offers

20% Off Bottles of Wine Thursdays

Enjoy 20% off any one of our Amazing Bottles of Wine on Our Fantastic Wine List to pair with our Delicious Food! * does not include tax and gratuity

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 30 July 2019

Ends: 31 July 2118

Availability: Thu 17:00-21:15

Pizza Night Tuesdays!

Enjoy a glass of house red or white wine** or any beer on tap or bottle and one of our Amazing Wood Fired Pizzas for $20!! Excludes any house Premium wines. Tax and Gratuity not included.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 23 July 2019

Ends: 24 July 2118

Availability: Tue 17:00-21:30

Monday Bar Bites

Enjoy $8 Bar Bites and House Martinis, Margaritas and Manhattans for $8 each on Monday Nights! ** 2 Drink max per person and drinks mixed with house liquor. Tax and tip not included

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 July 2019

Ends: 23 July 2118

Availability: Mon 17:00-21:30

What 800 People Are Saying
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MR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a fabulous meal at La Marea. We were staying on our boat at Saybrook Point and decided to try this. It was well worth the trip! Real authentic Italian, homemade noodles! I asked for a primavera and Kieth had them cook it up special for me. The coconut cake was the perfect ending. It was by far our best meal of our one week boat trip! If you are in the area, I suggest you try it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were greeted nicely and ushered right to our table. The Arancini was the best we have tasted. We had veal Melanase and Brazini and were both very impressed. It was a special Anniversary dinner.

MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was great. Too many others walking around trying to take plates that were not finished. Expensive like ALL small restaurants.

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorite places - How many times can I say it? One of our favorite places - How many times can I say it? One of our favorite places - How many times can I say it? One of our favorite places - How many times can I say it?

j
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food. Open Table reservation was spot on. Help on choosing the wine was superb.
Try the stuffed figs for app. I give the lasagna a B- only due to the ricotta cheese was quite runny and we like it set up better, but the taste was superb!

M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Very noisy to the point we could not have a conversation and the waitress had to literally shout the specials. Chairs were very uncomfortable and when I asked for tap water the girl said she didn’t speak English so had to get someone else. Bread basket was a disgrace with 4 squashed pieces of bread that looked like it had already been eaten from, no butter until we asked and it came 15 minutes later and was about a 1” pat. Lasagna was very tasty though. Would not return.

m
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb authentic Italian food. Excellent service and great ambiance. Caring owner went out of his way to enhance the dining experience.

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous! It was our first time here and we very much look forward to the next!

LJ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LaMarea is one of our favorite places to go on a date or with friends. The food is excellent and the kitchen is always willing to accommodate a dietary restriction. I always make a reservation even if we go last minute because they fill up fast. And, don’t be afraid of eating at the bar! It’s a fun spot.

Q
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food service is always amazing such a laid back atmosphere it feels like a home coming so many wonderful employees

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was okay the apps. much better than the main meal I had the overly cheesey lasagna wouldn't get tired again. Would maybe go back and try a differ main but, not for a while because it's far from where we hail from.

BD
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress Amanda was great and the food was delicious.

P
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time eating at La Marea. Everything about our meal was outstanding. French 75 and Manhattan from the pre-Prohibition cocktail menu were both perfectly mixed, and tasty. We each had a salad, which were delicious and lightly dressed, not swimming in dressing like many restaurants. Our main dishes were Branzino and Seafood Risotto, both fantastic. Key lime pie and cappuccinos for dessert capped a superb meal. Service was excellent.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

NYC quality in beautiful Essex CT.
Food is inventive and authentic. Great service and an incredible wine list

KS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As always, great cocktails and great food.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My mother in law's first time with us at La Marea and she loved it. Our meals were outstanding and the staff went above and beyond the call of duty. Kudoos!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, very friendly atmosphere!

LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I loved La Marea!
We were looking for an upscale restaurant with great food & this restaurant definitely met our
expectations ! We would definitely recommend La Marea !!

M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

HR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Marea is simply excellent in all ways: delicious food, friendly people, great wine.

RO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always a great experience! Great cuisine, great service.

FP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Reservation was easy on Open Table, seating was immediate and food arrived in a timely manner. Overall a excellent experience.

GS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent homemade Italian . Authentically prepared .
Beautiful ambiance .

RC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have never been disappointed as guests and have recommended this restaurant to others who feel the same. Great service always, just amazing waitstaff

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had looked forward to linguini with clam sauce but not available that night. Caesar salad outstanding. Birthday presentation was great. Waitress very attentive.

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious but an unusually long wait for our entree. We received our salads promptly but must have waited 30 minutes for our main course. I asked the waitress a couple of times and she kept apologizing and said my pizza was the hold up. I found that unusual seeing the people next to us got their pizza promptly.

R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server, Amanda, was extremely pleasant and provided excellent service with a smile. The specials are always unique. European ambiance in a shoreline town.

JR
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was there three times in ten days. Friendly, superb, interesting specials and wonderful wine list without being overly tricky or expensive.

CI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Wholesome food, with subtle flavors that was attractively presented.

LH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every meal we have is excellent and the staff is professional. There is a happy buzz at La Marea. I'm so glad they are here.

SB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy La Marea. Food is delicious, service is excellent. The general manager is a gracious Host! The daily specials are superb!

JD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

THE QUALITY OF FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. THE PRESENTATION AND DIFFERENT ITEMS
WAS VERY SATISFYING.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was phenomenal, food was excellent. Space is a bit noisy, but overall a definite recommend.

M
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never dissappoints !!

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R
New England
44 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are never ever disappointed when we dine at LaMarea!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it every time

HD
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place I. Town for a special birthday dinner with family or friends. Truly amazing food. Lovely family-run welcoming surroundings. Great drinks and desserts as well. The cheesecake reminded us of a flan in an individual serving.

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, superior service, and great value for money. Becoming a favorite on the shoreline.

SC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food. Appropriate portion sizes, not too much and enough to feel well satisfied, with room for dessert. Spectacular wine list. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. It’s always a special place to go!

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