Marina residents—and, judging from the crowds, everybody else—gravitate to this trattoria named for a highway that runs past Naples into surrounding Campania and specializing in the food from that region, done very, very well. Rustic pasta favorites such as maccaronara with ragu napoletana and house-made salted ricotta might show up on the menu, and for an entrée perhaps petrale sole with crispy black trumpet mushrooms. The pizzas are also a highlight. The selection of primarily southern Italian wines, augmented by some California vintages, supports the food perfectly, and there's a substantial beer list. The animated bar scene near the door sets the tone; for a quieter time request a table in the alcove or try for the patio.
Jul 13, 2010
Yes, a tad on the noisy side but great food and an extensive Italian wine list. The food was excellent. I had the braised tripe as an appetizer....awesome.
Apr 16, 2007
Good food, great thin crust pizza, we went early and it filled up on a Saturday night by 6:15.
Mar 24, 2007
great food not matched by the atmosphere; nice buzz to the place but had to keep back door and roof window open to keep the ventilation acceptable; this makes for a pretty cool place if you're sitting in the rear of the restaurant. Seems like a strange requirement for a restaurant with top notch food and good service.