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“The most gorgeous seafood pasta dishes”
Review of California

California
Ranked #6 of 68 Restaurants in Marotta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We visited here three times during our stay in Abruzzo. The seafood pasta is to die for. It comes wrapped in paper and the aroma when you open in and release the infused steam is amazing. The pasta is cooked to perfection and the seafood includes clams, prawns, cray fish and a variety of fish, all steamed and amazingly flavoured.

We went with small children and there was plenty to eat for them. We ordered plain spaghetti with butter and parmasean for my fussy daughter and she ate the lot.

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Ristorante California is the most unlikely of restaurants--a warm, accommodating place on the ground floor of what appears to be a derelict hotel. Ignore the rest of the building. Get an outside table if you can. Primi are incredible, as long as they involve pasta. Risotto was ok, but not on the same level. Try the octopus (polippo) and potato appetizer. Grilled and fried fish secondi are perfect. Share--the plates are big, and they expect a group to share. The marchigiani are famous for their hospitality, and this doesn't disappoint. Gentle prices; the house white is fine. Make sure you get the pistachio liqueur at the end.

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Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is such a special restaurant. A glass (or a bottle) of chilled white wine while looking out over the beach, complimented by fresh mussels to start and followed by risotto or gnocchi wins me over every time.

The staff are always lovely and so attentive to my gluten intolerance. My boyfriend and I love everything about this fantastic spot and plan to frequent it for years to come.

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

The California restaurant serves the best food in Marotta for a good price. It is a seafood restaurant but they also serve meat and pasta for those who do not eat fish. The fish I have ordered are always fresh and flavourful. My personal favorite is the fritto misto, a medley of fried fish and prawns. Their desserts are also excellent, the chocolate cake being my personal favorite. The service there is also very quick and the people are curteous. The owner is a great guy that really takes pride in his restaurant. Overall it is the number one place to eat. - Eric Chamberlain

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Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

The food is solid quality A+. All the fresh pastas with different seafood sauces are amazing as are the fried seafood varieties. You can tell that the restaurant is run by a family, they have their heart and soul in it!

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