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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice terraces,foods and staff

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!)

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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
10 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: Via Risorgimento, 4/bis, Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 090 9843523
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Isola di Salina  >  Santa Marina Salina
Cuisine: Italian

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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

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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