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Pasticceria Russo

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Italian, Noodle, Asian
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Via Vittorio Emanuele, 105, 95010 Santa Venerina, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 953202
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sweet and memorable!

We were told this is the best place to go for granite and brioche. We were not disappointed! It is a small and charming pasticceria which makes you feel like you are a part of the culture. So much better than any touristy pasticceria in Taormina! A must visit when in Santa Venerina!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were told this is the best place to go for granite and brioche. We were not disappointed! It is a small and charming pasticceria which makes you feel like you are a part of the culture. So much better than any touristy pasticceria in Taormina! A must visit when in Santa Venerina!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very friendly pasticceria with a nice choice in typical sicilian dolce, to accompany a really good cuppa coffee. Inside, they have waited tables. Try their Cannoli filled with sweet ricotta cheese, dipped in pistache crumbs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I am not very expert of sweets but this place was very unique. atmosphere is cozy and everything smells very good. coffee was stunning and i really felt spirit of Italian culture. gracie mille!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fantastic place.....looks really tired and uninteresting from the outside, but once inside you are transferred to another world. I went there for the Canolli (amongst the best I have tried). I ended up trying not only the canolli but also various granita flavours, sweets, coffee and those amazing croissants covered in honey (try one!!!!). Brilliant place, lovely people!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was privileged to be able to go behind the scenes and watch Maria Nieva Russo hand painting the amazing marzipan candies here but possibly the highlight of the visit was tasting the canolli. I must admit here that it was the first I had ever eaten, but I only had to see it in comparison with others I'd seen to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

After a trip up Etna, coffee was definitely on our minds. Our tour guide took us here with the intent of us trying their Granita. Well we tried the espresso, Granita, various bits of confectionery, pastries and anything else we could lay our greedy little mitts on. The staff laughed and joked with us even though it neared closing time... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We purchased some cakes here for afternoon coffee and cake last week from this Pasticceria. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the cakes were really tasty. The cakes were really nicely packed and presented and the Pasticceria was clean and tidy. Definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 105, 95010 Santa Venerina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Santa Venerina
  • Phone Number: +39 095 953202

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Noodle, Asian

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