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Located in Old Saybrook, CT.

Savor the authentic tastes of Italy when you dine at La Marea.  Located on the shoreline of CT in Old Saybrook, our family owned Italian restaurant prepares northern and southern Italian cuisine using a mix of the finest imports from Italy as well as fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy your dining experience in either our dining room or be sure to reserve a seat at our conversational hi-top tables or at the bar in our lounge. 

Upon your visit, you will receive a warm, welcoming greeting as you prepare to experience some of the best Italian food in Connecticut.  Our menu is updated seasonally to feature traditional and modern Italian cuisine.  We offer delicious antipasti appetizers including the very popular Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant Parmesan), homemade and specially sourced pasta, and outstanding entrees of seafood, chicken, pork and our LaMarea favorite Occhio di Costata steak.   We invite you to order our fabulous Wood Fired Neapolitan Style Pizza which is available for eat in or *take out.

Your ultimate dining experience would not be complete without enjoying our craft and pre-prohibition cocktail list, extensive draft beers on tap, or a hand selected glass or bottle of wine from our curated wine list. 

Be sure to save room for dessert!  All our desserts are made in-house. The Budino di Formaggio (Cheesecake) is a must try!  We offer traditional Italian digestivos and cordials to complete your dining experience.    

Gluten Free and Vegetarian options are available.

Come meet our personable and knowledgeable staff, as well as Juliana and Nino Pisanzio, the owners of La Marea. Please make sure to check out our events page to see all the exciting specials we offer during the week that are not to be missed! You can either call the restaurant for your reservation or you can make one at www.opentable.com.

We can't wait to see you!

*Take out is available on all lunch and dinner menu items.


OUR STORY

La Marea. In Italian it means “the tide.” An apt choice in so many ways because of what the tide symbolizes...rising, receding, constant, never ending.

To understand what La Marea truly represents and is all about, you have to know what Juliana and husband, Nino Pisanzio are all about. “Nino and I grew up the same way,” begins Juliana. My family relocated from Gravina, Italy to Stamford, CT in 1966. “I was born in Stamford, but my parents and I moved back to Italy when I was young. Nino is from the Island of Capri and has had 27 years of restaurant experience. Both of us were always surrounded by food and family. There was always good food, drink, people, love and laughter. That’s what kept people together. My mother always taught me that food nurtures your body and laughter nurtures the soul.” Nino went through culinary and hotel management training in Italy, then earned his chops working his way up in the business from washing dishes to making beds; “But I loved it all,” Nino expressed. His mother, is a cook and baker in her own right, from Lyon, France; and his father was from Capri, so Nino also grew up with an inherent love of food. Together we bring our strong Italian heritage and traditions to La Marea and would love to share them with you.

While some of the pastas, pizzas, salads, and main dishes are stationary, the choices change frequently, reflecting the seasons. Reservations are strongly suggested!

 

Phone

860.391.8614 

 

Location

732 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

LUNCH

Wed-Sat 12p–2:30p

Dinner

Sun-Thurs 5p–9p

Fri & Sat 5p–9:30p

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Join us for our wine dinner

Thursday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m.
with Guest Speaker Michael Petrizzo
from Vias Wines

$90 per person, tax & gratuity not included.

We cannot make any substitutions.

For reservations call: 860.391.8614 or click here!

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Monday and Wednesday
Bar Bites

Enjoy $8 Martinis, Manhattans & Margaritas. Pair them with our $8 Bar Bites and enjoy with your friends! Bar Bites menu changes frequently.

2 drink* maximum per person. Available in bar area only. Tax & gratuity not included.

*Drinks mixed with house liquor only.

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Pizza Night Tuesday

Enjoy one beer on tap or bottle, or one glass
of house house wines* with one of our delicious pizzas for $20.

Bring the kids and make it a fun family pizza night out!

*excludes premium house wines

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20% off any bottle of
Wine on Thursdays!

Our Menus

Select one of our menus for selections.



 

Contact Us

WE DO NOT ACCEPT EMAILED RESERVATION REQUESTS. PLEASE CALL OR 
BOOK ONLINE AT OPENTABLE.COM

IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, OR WOULD LIKE TO ORDER GIFT CERTIFICATES, PLEASE USE THIS FORM TO CONTACT US:

 

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Call (860) 391–8614, or book online with OpenTable.
Reservations required for parties of 6 or more by calling the restaurant directly, not accepted through OpenTable.