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Taverna del Pescatore

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Via Marina Vecchia, 96012 Avola, Sicily, Italy
0931-562218
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nothing to write home about

No I would not return. The service was fine and efficient bit quality of food left much to be desired. The calamari were large and undercooked and served with no attention to presentation at all. The antipasti looked a little worn an the salad was shoddy. Go elsewhere.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
OscarWilde1
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Gharghur, Malta
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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Göteborg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The restaurant outside at the "port" of Avola is really nothing! But after entering the restaurant one get positively surprised. Warm welcoming atmosphere and friendly personal do their best to satisfy the guests. We were a bit early (19.00) and the kitchen was not fully open, but our waiter managed to serve a full plate with deep fried baby squid... More 

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Gharghur, Malta
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186 reviews 186 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

No I would not return. The service was fine and efficient bit quality of food left much to be desired. The calamari were large and undercooked and served with no attention to presentation at all. The antipasti looked a little worn an the salad was shoddy. Go elsewhere.

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rutland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went to this restaurant on a Saturday night and tried to book a table - the 'host' ( I use that term lightly) was very rude - in fact ignored us and some other people who were trying to get tables. When eventually getting his attention - the restaurant obviously does take away pizzas and this was all encompassing -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Uhmmm several random pictures Nice old fashioned photos on the walls but salty food. But astonishingly, agony that some dishes allow extensive elbow-room to remain destructively... I mean quite literally, indefatigable inebriation... Well, it's been nicer than mcdonalds.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was at this restaurant with my family.... - We waited HALF AN HOUR for someone to take our order - The waiters were not prepared at all - We waited so much for the food that we had to threaten we would leave if it didn't come in 5 mins - When the food came, it was badly cooked... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Lunch at this restaurant that comprised fish and shell fish based antipasti and a scrumptious plate of pasta with seafood and sauce with either a pistachio or almond base was a fitting end to a great Motoring holiday in Sicily for the New Year week. Service was also very good and the level of of hospitality was the cherry on... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Several restaurant cluster near the crumbling remains of Avola's harbour, The Taverna del Pescatore is by far the largest and most popular with local families and parties. This creates a relaxed and informal atmosphere in the semi-open spaces behind the old stone facade. The buffet-style antipasti is justly praised and offers great choices. Plus a salad for lunch this would... More 

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Arles-sur-Tech, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We ended up here quite late one evening by default as nearby Pizza restaurant was closed .A little daunting on entering as the place is huge and staff were a little severe.BUT we were placed outside in pretty garden area and despite the place being absolutely heaving with an enormous Sicilian anniversary party ,we were served efficiently ,looked after very... More 

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Boret
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great place where to eat with fresh fish and great buffet of starter. Try tuna with spicy peppers and first dishes.

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Kalamaria, Greece
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Fresh fish, local products and good prices. Mr. Caruso is very hospitable. The antipasti of the taverna is a must.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Marina Vecchia, 96012 Avola, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Avola
  • Phone Number: 0931-562218

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 54
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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