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Marzamemi, Piazza Regina Margherita 23, Marzamemi, Sicily, Italy
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: struttura presente nella Guida Michelin,Gambero Rosso, guida...
struttura presente nella Guida Michelin,Gambero Rosso, guida Espresso,Gusto.La chef Lina Campisi ha inoltre partecipato a diverse trasmissioni televisive e preparato i suoi piatti per illustri personaggi nazionali ed internazionali
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sicily's worst waiter?

We had higher hopes for lunch at this restaurant than were realised. The room is bright, clean and attractive, and it had a good review in the Rough Guide. Starters--sweet and sour melanzane rolls with cheese and burrata, and artichoke hearts with a cheese fonduta--were first rate. The main course... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We had higher hopes for lunch at this restaurant than were realised. The room is bright, clean and attractive, and it had a good review in the Rough Guide. Starters--sweet and sour melanzane rolls with cheese and burrata, and artichoke hearts with a cheese fonduta--were first rate. The main course of two grilled fish was a total disappointment. The fish... More 

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Marsaxlokk, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

when we arrived the place was deserted. The only restaurant open was La Cialoma. The pasta with artichokes/gambari and olives was good but the price for a plate of pasta was too expensive. We had to sit on a bench as we were 9 persons and we could not stand up to go to the toilet. In the summer it... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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96 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped here on impulse. Seated at the back overlooking the sea. Good views but the flies were a problem (height of summer accepted but worse than elsewhere). Food was fine but was expensive and not great size portions.

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Roma
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17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

this is really the gourmet experience you shall not miss, when you are in Sicily (East Coast) so not miss Modica and Marzamemi, this is a former fishermen village, which has been given recently new life, the 'piazzetta' is full of restaurants but this requires a special mention, the restaurant is little but with plenty of tables outdoor, both on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were traveling with Genius Loci and had lunch at this taverna. We had the most amazing food. The aubergine rolls and burrata were delicious. In addition we had marinated shrimp and delicious anchovies. The arugula salad and the tomatoes were memorable. Many others have commented on the waitstaff as being unfriendly, but that was not our experience at all.... More 

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Frankfurt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The food was delicious and really fresh, the kitchen staff looked trustworthy.but not worth the high price. As mentioned by other guests the service was completely uninterested in serving the guests. A pity for the overall experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Over priced nothing special food with bad service. Setting is beautiful and can't be beaten. Rather save your money and go somewhere special in one of the baroque towns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The quality and freshness of the food is impeccable and worth the high cost of the courses. However, the staff is absolutely unfriendly, if not rude. Nobody asked whether we were enjoying the meal, nor even smiled, and they would often forget to bring cutlery or extra glasses for the wine. 9/10 on food. I recommend the aubergines cannoli and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

According to our guide book this was the village to go to...... Arriving after almost 2 hours of the road we found ourselves on the village "piazza" in the stifling heat. And the place was deserted. We were lucky that one of our children wandered off and found the Taverna. They were happy to accommodate our party of 12. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We came across this restaurant by accident as we were actually going to try Cortile Arabo but it was closed! We were seated on the terrace with a fabulous view of the port and the sea. The menu was in Italian and wasn't easy to translate but the waiter was really helpful. We started with marinated scampi with black pepper... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marzamemi, Piazza Regina Margherita 23, Marzamemi, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Marzamemi

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 156
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

struttura presente nella Guida Michelin,Gambero Rosso, guida Espresso,Gusto.La chef Lina Campisi ha inoltre partecipato a diverse trasmissioni televisive e preparato i suoi piatti per illustri personaggi nazionali ed internazionali

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