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

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  • 40
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  • 12
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  • 8
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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
One of the best restaurants in Santa Marina Salina

Cucinotta is a nice restaurant on Santa Maria Salina main street. It enjoys two terraces with a great view over Lipari island. Food is good, with a nice preparation and at very reasonable prices for the quality and the environment. Expect to pay 10-12 € for a good dish of fresch pasta with fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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Tony, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Cold Parmigiana that lacks structure and taste. Tagliatelle medit. Were overcooked with little taste. Sweet and coffee were ok but nothing exceptional. I really don't get why people go crazy for that type of tourist trap....employees don't seem very happy there!

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cucinotta is a nice restaurant on Santa Maria Salina main street. It enjoys two terraces with a great view over Lipari island. Food is good, with a nice preparation and at very reasonable prices for the quality and the environment. Expect to pay 10-12 € for a good dish of fresch pasta with fish (less if you take the typical... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We went twice to Cucinotta to have dinner and both times fish dishes we choose were good and light dressed.Was possible to order in advance a birthday cake and the staff offered us a prosecco vine.Table service is a little bit slow but we were on holidays(no hurry!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We loved the restaurant so much we went there three times on five nights available ;) All pasta dishes are delicious and have the typical aeolian flavours: in particular fresh basil, capperi and pomodorini are almost always a constant! The fish is cooked in a way that underlines its freshness, I strongly recommend the ricciola in umido, oven cooked with... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The best pasta dishes we've eaten were both served up at this peaceful restaurant in tranquil Santa Marina.. Great food, service and view to the sea.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Cucinotta was three doors down (approximately) from our B&B in Santa Marina. It's on the main street and the terrace has a beautiful view of the sea and islands. We ate there every night while we were on Salina, after being recommended the restaurant by our B&B. The pasta was fresh, tasty and excellent and the portions were medium/large. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us as March is off-season and not many restaurants were open. But it still was a good tip. The restaurant is run by a family and the waiter, probably the son, was nice and courteous. We chose pasta which was fresh and tasty. The portions were big as well. So, for some good and easy... More 

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Reggio Calabria, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant feeling tired and hungry. We were badly in need of comfort and sustenance - Cucinotta provided both! As mentioned in other reviews, the food is excellent. We went for everything from starter through to amaro and it was really first class! The only thing stopping me from giving 5 stars is the very slow service.... More 

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Sasso Marconi, Italy
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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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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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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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