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Il Covo Marino

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Via Lungomare Ciclopi, 149, 95021 Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
0957116649
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, great service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Sarah D
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Sale, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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479 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sale, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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West sussex
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

A super meal on a gloriously sunny day , the antipasti fish meze is almost a meal in itself we choose the fish for our main course ourselves which was beautifully cooked would definitely recommend. Visited on the 534 bus from Catania for 2 euros return

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Petersburg
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Authentic Sicilian restaurant in a nice little town. Mostly seafood on the menu so if you like seafood I would recommend the antipasto sampler to start.

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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: Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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