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Via Risorgimento, 4/bis, Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
(+39) 090 9843523
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent cuisine and service

I know of Mario Rago, his wife Rita Cucinotta and sons since the 1980s, and consider his restaurant one of the best in the island of Salina. And his "pasta alla Norma" the best! Dining at Trattoria Cucinotta is a real treat, and at reasonable prices. To me, it is one of the main reasons I go to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
francocasale99
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Sasso Marconi, Italy
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sasso Marconi, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I know of Mario Rago, his wife Rita Cucinotta and sons since the 1980s, and consider his restaurant one of the best in the island of Salina. And his "pasta alla Norma" the best! Dining at Trattoria Cucinotta is a real treat, and at reasonable prices. To me, it is one of the main reasons I go to Salina every... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We chose this restaurant based on the reviews in Tripadvisor. i would daresay that a lot of the people there also did. It was full but the pasta was not so nice. It lacked flavour and didn't stand out. I also saw the head waiter heating food up in the microwave which I was aghast at - any good restaurant... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went here twice during our week-long stay in Santa Marina. We have nothing but praise for the food, which is simple and traditional and very high quality. The spaghetti all’eoliana could not have been better (it was worth the 45-minute wait); it contained garlic, basil, oregano, tomatoes, capers, black olives, and a touch of hot pepper. The pepata di... More 

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Namur Belgique
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wonderfull seaview on the terrace of this busy restaurant. Pastas were very good. But the staff was not really friendly and it's overpriced as everywhere on the island!

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Ghent, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had the best mussels ever here. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Furthermore a nice view of the bay and there was a blood moon that night so overall a really nice night.

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sydney
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The setting is lovely but the reviews here promised amazing food, and I thought it quite ordinary, and frankly overpriced. But it was full...

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Order the stuffed squid and fresh homemade pasta with clams and tomatoes. You won't be disappointed. The waiters and owners are gorgeous. The whole experience was incredible. Remember to book because they're always busy!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went back to this restaurant a second time because we all wanted to have more of the best food we have ever eaten. The service is excellent and the food is spectacular! We will all remember their stuffed squid as the best we have ever had.

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Dublin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Relaxed friendly service, busy restaraunt, predominantly seafood menu, interesting, variedand reasonably-priced wine list with plenty of options. Would defintiely return.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Ф small restaurant in a short distance from the centerб delicious and very atmospheric. Very friendly staff. Near the waterfront, where you can walk after excellent dinner .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Risorgimento, 4/bis, Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Isola di Salina  >  Santa Marina Salina
  • Phone Number: (+39) 090 9843523

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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