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Jul 16, 2008 03:25 PM

Hidden gem in Aberdeen

I recently traveled from Indiana to the Pacific Northwest, specfically starting in Aberdeen/Hoquium. Just one day prior to my departure I visited Chowhound to find some restaruant suggestions in that area. If there are more like this one, I would be interested in hearing about them. Well, we made a reservation at Gabellis' Restaurant on W. Herron, in Aberdeen. The item mentioned on Chowhound was Rotolo, rolled pasta with meat and vegetables baked in a creamy tomato sauce was delicious. The pasta was homemade sheets that were so tender, it melted in your mouth. The rigatoni special came with sausage and tomato sauce, the rigatoni were lovingly cut in half, it was to die for. The portion sizes were not over the top which left room for dessert. Desserts made by the Chef's Mother, Tiramisu and the other Lemon roulade with whipped cream. Delicious! Thanks and hopefully there are more hidden places in Western Washington.

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  1. I agree that is an excellent restaurant (it was Gabellis' but I think it was renamed to Parma). It was one of the few great places to eat when I lived in Aberdeen and is definetly a hidden gem in a rough logging town.

    Another lesser known restaurant is the Ocean Crest Resort on highway 105. It is out on the coast 30 minutes north of Aberdeen. They have a stellar wine list and excellent fresh seafood. The view from the dining room overlooks the beach and is absolutely gorgeous.

    Ocean Crest Resort
    4651 State Route 109, Moclips, WA 98562