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Osteria Antica Marina

Via Pardo 29, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
095348197
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Ranked #95 of 540 restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
New York, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

All my friends had highly recommended this restaurant and so I went with high expectations. We wanted to sit outside but they said they could only give us a table inside (by the kitchen swinging doors that kept banging on my chair) because everything else was reserved. I can understand that, but by the time we were finished, half the... More

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Cologne
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's was our last night in Sicily and the receptionist at the hotel recommended the restaurant. We were glad as we had just arrived and had no chance to explore the city. We arrived at the restaurant and the terrace looked empty, but around the corner were more tables and one free. We were seated and enjoyed a great dinner.... More

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had reserved a nice table on the terrace which was great. the service was also great and so was the food! The only down part was that it was a bit expensive compared to the other restaurants we did in Catania

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I came here first ages ago and every time I return to Catania I drop by, and I have never been disappointed. Great antipasti (try the octopus sweet sour-agro dolce), huge variety, pasta is fantastic (I always have the almond pesto and the tortelli with squid ink), mains are great as well, always very fresh fish. Great service, Salvo the... More

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Marina di Ragusa, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We followed the Lonely Planet recommendation and went there today for lunch. As a starter we shared the large marinated seafood, which was more or less tasteless. Some shrimps, chopped red tuna, kind of seaweed etc. , everything fresh, but tasteless. We tried to improve it by adding salt, pepper and olive oil, something we never had to do before... More

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bangkok
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A well-known and repeatedly recommended restaurant by the locals, but it does not live up to it. Every thing was about average in taste and presentation, and the fish and seafood were not overtly fresh, though not stale. The seating is tight, the service minimal, and the price above average. For the same amount of money, one can eat next... More

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sliema, malta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Situated right off the fish market, we were not disappointed at the freshness of the fish. Possibly it was slightly overpriced compared to other places we had tried in the area. But it is definitely recommendable.

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Izmir, Turkey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

this is my second visit at this place. i ordered a menu. their marinated appetizers are beautiful. they serve delicious pasta and quality grilled fish.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Going round in the oldest part of Catania, walking between spanish corners and barocco's typical buildings you will find this restaurant. Just in the same place that every morning is full of peoples, fishes, colors, crowd...life. The fish is fresh, and the atmosphere is very typical. The entrance plates are very good as the spaghetti with sea rices. Here you... More

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Seillans, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just like everyone has already written.... what a fantastic little restaurant! This is a very cosy place, fish cannot be fresher (it comes from the market on the doorstep), wine choice is great and you can drink fantastic wine for a small price (which is typically Italian). We very much enjoyed our antipasti starters... a whole vitrine full of different... More

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