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“Good but not very good.”

Trattoria Stella Marina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$28 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Good, but not very good. The restaurant is simple and serves some good options. It does not open every day.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stella Marina is nice, little, intimate neighborhood place, one block off the beach in Civitanova. It's clientele is probably 98% local. I really like the food--fresh seafood, lots of specials, menu varies according to the catch. The waitresses are friendly and overall the service is good. Despite this, why a "3"? The simple reason is that they rush you through the entire experience. It's annoying. You're seated and, literally, in 20 seconds they're looking for a drink order. Let me me adjust the seat cushion and pick-up the menu first! 90 seconds later the owner/head-waiter is standing over you asking for your order. I appreciate efficient service, but, there's a distinct impression that they want to turn your table as soon as possible, so hurry up and order, hurry up and eat. It's unpleasant and ruins the vibe of a local neighborhood seafood trattoria. The food is delicious. The grilled sardines are amongst the best in town. Frequently they have spectacular, big whole fishes that are ideal for two. Their swordfish is simple and delicious. But, give me 4-5 minutes to read the menu, talk with my dinner companions and, after I order, permit me to basically enjoy my dinner and my night out. Being from NY, originally, the thing I have aways loved about living in Italy is that restaurants rarely push you or hurry you through a meal. I have never had that experience in Civitanova, except here at Stella Marina. The place has a lot going for it - friendly staff, good food and a neighborhood feel. But, that annoying "HURRY UP" approach is a big negative.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Whenever I visit Civitanova Marche for business trip, I have a dinner at this tiny but clean restaurant. They are specilalized in seafood. Their mixed seafood appetizers (antipasto misto di mare) consist of salmon, squid, anchovi, swordfish etc., etc. The best food of my choice is tagliatelle with seafood, including clams and mussels, cooked with sauce extracted from mackerel.

Date of visit: June 2015
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Date of visit: December 2018
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Date of visit: December 2018
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