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Address: San Vito lo Capo, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0923 974300
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Good, but not cheap

One of the best restaurants in San Vito. Large portions, good taste, nice service. The place has pretty garden.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Medford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This feast is amazing! For 10 euros you can have a large bowl of cous cous, wine and a dessert. Also there are various vendors selling wine, cheeses, desserts and a nameless number of items where you can taste test for free. They will entice you to buy, but you will definitely leave the festival full and happy.

Thank Sarah B
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

It is a very well organized cous cous festival held every September in the picturesque fishermen village of San Vito Lo Capo,Trapani province.The streets of the little village are full of people flocking from one stall to the other,tasting different types of cous cous (from Maghreb, Senegal, Tunisia, Brazil) and a whole variety of local Sicilian produce (from local cheeses... More 

1 Thank DanielaSalerno
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Many years ago when first conceived and executed the Cous Cous Fest held in San Vito Lo Capo was BOTH different & fun. NOW sooooo many years later an original 3-5 day event is scheduled to last TEN (10) days later this month. PLEASE SPARE US! I like Cous Cous..BUT..a 10 day festival based on this North African grain.. Are... More 

Thank Joe2552
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

One of the best restaurants in San Vito. Large portions, good taste, nice service. The place has pretty garden.

Thank Darsik
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed at the cous cosus fest with about 50 people. The cous cous was not good. Each dish of couscous cost € 10. Will definitely not more. The city is beautiful! A tourist resort highly for pretty big beach. The town deserves. From a visit to the historical - cultural, has nothing. only a city for a holiday. The... More 

1 Thank Albert R
Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Enjoyed trying the different offerings, music and booths. Crowds were a little intimidating at times.

Thank Palma B
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cous Cous was very good and very reasonably priced. This is an Italian street festival complete with lots of booths, selling candy, cheese, wine, olive oil, pasta and more. Lots of fun, we combined with a day on the water, (Hippocampus outstanding).

3 Thank Paul L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was our 1st couscous festival (let alone international one) so hard to judge. The couscous we had there for lunch was OK. Next time I'd ask hotels/locals which is the best stand (choose fish, meat, veg) one they recommend, as they will probably know/have tried among most of them. I'd also wait until the last day or so to... More 

1 Thank Nomadic2000
Kagoshima, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

In the festival you can enjoy tasting of, cooking of, buying of, and also contributing to Cous Cous. It is itself a kind of new entertainment. Famous musicians, expert cookers, and people crazy at Cous Cous get together to blend in a warm atmosphere of Cous Cous. Try to experience once before you die.

Thank takehiko2014
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our second couscous fest, and we will be back again for sure. The atmosphere around San Vito during the festival is electric, there is such a good buzz around the place. You don't even have to like couscous. Just enjoy the live music every night, the stalls, the shopping, the wine-tasting. And of course the beauty of the... More 

Thank Andy K

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