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Via Cesare Battisti 41/43, 98079 Castel di Tusa, Sicily, Italy
+39 0921334481
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Poor Service

The food was fine grilled swordfish was very good and the kids enjoyed the pizzas. Only trouble was the staff were so unfriendly almost rude

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Clareoh15
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

The food was fine grilled swordfish was very good and the kids enjoyed the pizzas. Only trouble was the staff were so unfriendly almost rude

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Thank Clareoh15
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It's one of the worst restaurants we’ve been to in general and a disgrace to Italian and Sicilian cuisine and hospitality in particular. The only good point about this place is its location – right next to a lovely beach with great sea views. It stops there though, as everything else is negative. Service was so slow that it was... More 

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Thank Ana F
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Service zero and slow. Quality very below price level . A clear abuse of the nice sea-side location.

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Thank sandra p
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I don't quite get the bad reviews, not our experience the two times we visited. The food is acceptable well prepared Sicilian fare, grilled fish and meat, seafood, pizza, pasta etc, and the service was cheerful if not always so accurate or quick. Prices are ok. The key thing is the outstanding and beautiful sea side location! Put alongside the... More 

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Thank jcstour
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here today and it was OK. So I came back tonight and it was just dreadful. There were 8 customers and as many members of staff, but still they managed to produce the slowest service I have ever experienced in Italy. I ordered a filetto al pepe verde. When it eventually arrived it was over cooked and... More 

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Thank AndyM0001
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

After reading the very bad reviews on TripAdvisor, we were really sceptical, we almost didn't go there. At the end we couldn't resist the fantastic location and gave it a try -- and were not the least bit disappointed! We had two pasta dishes (aglio olio and spaghetti vongole) which were both good: spaghetti cooked perfectly, tasty sauce and really... More 

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Thank Suza B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a lunch with my girlfriend because they had a nice view over the sea. We ordered two pasta's, 1 glass of white wine and a carafe of 25cl with red wine. Instead we got 2 glasses of wine.. In the end we were billed for two carafe's of wine! I asked how this could be possible because... More 

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Thank Hans B
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We enjoyed this, right on the beach, simple fish cooked authentically, good food and value with friendly service. Perfect if you find yourself in this area. We could have eaten here more often.

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Thank DRandFF
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Yummy Italian Food and the staff are great. Lovely salad and the pizzas are so good and cooked in the traditional wood pizza oven. you need to try. language is a barrier but the menus are in english as well.

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Thank Sandra P
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Best - Location right on the beach The sea and the atmosphere are just magic. Real local caught fish and grilled to perfection. Also you must try the " LAMPARE pizza "

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cesare Battisti 41/43, 98079 Castel di Tusa, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Castel di Tusa
  • Phone Number: +39 0921334481

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

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