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Via Lungomare Ciclopi, 149, 95021 Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
0957116649
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best for Seafood and Excellent Service

Order the mixed starter which comprised of a variety of fish dishes and was absolutely delicious - you won't be disappointed (if you like seafood)! The service was friendly and Emmanuele made us feel right at home and we had a wonderful time at il Covo Marino.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We decided to eat here based on TripAdvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. The mixed seafood starter is an absolute must and has some great new fusion-type dishes as well as the traditional ones. My fish was presented whole and then taken away to be filleted which was an unexpected treat. A great experience with great views over the harbour.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Order the mixed starter which comprised of a variety of fish dishes and was absolutely delicious - you won't be disappointed (if you like seafood)! The service was friendly and Emmanuele made us feel right at home and we had a wonderful time at il Covo Marino.

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Thank GPoeti
Sale, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Warmly greeted here as we drifted in to see if they had a table. Our waiter spoke good English and happily talked us through the menu and suggested we could choose our fish and they would cook it anyway we liked. He also helped with wine selection (we opted for Timperosse, Mandrarossa - DELICIOUS). We chose the mixed fish starter... More 

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Thank Sarah D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We found this on trip advisor. We casually walked in and we're astound with the service. Vincenzo, our waiter, was knowledgeable about local wine to match the meal (Lunà Grillo with breaded Dover). We were pleasently surprised to have the risotto with strawberries/pistachio! Delectable! The most incredible part was that we saw "breaded oysters" in another Trip Advisor post and... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restaurant is amazing, the starter like tapas from fish, but is combination with fruits. If you like fish, you love this restaurant. the service is great, the waiter knows his products and the wine. If you are in Sicily, I can advise you this restaurant.

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Maidstone
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A lovely location directly opposite the harbour and friendly attentive staff; the antipasti misti was wonderful a selection of dishes so fresh and diverse they were almost a meal in them self; the aubergine tart was as delicious as it was unusual. My prawn /squid, mussel and clam risotto was so soft and tasty being cooked to perfection. The waiter... More 

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West Midlands, England
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Fate led us to eat here having been turned away from a higher-rated restaurant just up the road because we hadn't booked. It was a blessing in disguise - the food and the service were absolutely impeccable. The four of us ordered the mixed fish antipasti for two and there was plenty for all us. Two had fish of the... More 

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Il Gzira, Malta
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I visited Sicily last week and while in Aci trezza I was recommended this restaurant by some locals. The food looked quite fresh and well displayed. So we decided to start with a classic antipasto misto followed by grilled swordfish and Scampi for my wife.. so far so good, very friendly staff and quite reasonable. The next day we felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The staff is really friendly and very professional. We tried few starters and the ravioli. The fish is really fresh and served in a delicious combination of flavors. Excellent wine and desserts. I highly recommend it.

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

With a perfect location in front of the Cyclop Islands, the restaurant offers Sicilian seafood at its best. The "antipasto della casa" is good, but we recommend trying the fish of the day cooked as suggested by the maitre. Perfect and personal service, they allowed us to remain longer after end of the meal under the freah shadow of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Lungomare Ciclopi, 149, 95021 Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Aci Castello  >  Acitrezza
  • Phone Number: 0957116649

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

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