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Osteria Antica Marina

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Centro Catania
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Via Pardo 29, Catania, Sicily, Italy
095348197
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 45
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
high quality seafood

you would expect fresh fish from an Osteria in the middle of a fish market. that's what you get and a lot more. as with many Sicilian eateries you can choose your fish eyeball to eyeball from an open display of the day's catch. and of course choose the preparation. this place also serves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

you would expect fresh fish from an Osteria in the middle of a fish market. that's what you get and a lot more. as with many Sicilian eateries you can choose your fish eyeball to eyeball from an open display of the day's catch. and of course choose the preparation. this place also serves delicately prepared pasta dishes with their... More 

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Malta
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

One of the most expensive restaurants I have been to in Catania. Service, food, selection is excellent but the price is exorbitant for an Osteria right in the centre of a fish market!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great dishes, very helpful waiter that actually speaks English ( most people don't ) the fish sop, and the clams and mussels were delicious!

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Havre, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is not a neighborhood osteria in the middle of the incredible fish market in Catania. Maybe it used to be, but, while it's still in the same place, it's upscale now. We stopped there and found we had to make lunch reservations for later, which we did. The food was very, very good. The staff is efficient but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Best seafood i had so far in all Italy. There are plenty of seafood appetizers, variety of crustaceans and fresh fishes. I never forgot taste of razor mussels and baby calamaris and octopus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had a large party of 17 and the restaurant accomodated us graciously. We asked to be served "family style" with our waiters bringing out small plates of appetizers, fried and grilled seafood so we could all try a little of everything. Everything was delicious! Moderately priced. There were street musicians that went around the tables to perform, they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Sitting in the heart of the fishing market, is the real thing. Stick to the set meals to get a true taste sensation of sicily. 7 plus anti pasta starters followed by 2 beautiful pasta dishes... Don't miss it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent food with a lot of fish meals. All aspects of the food was good. Service however was awful for us as tourists. We had a reservation for seating outside and we insisted on having that or we would go elsewhere. They found a table but they treated us badly after that. We were taking our time enjoying the meal,... More 

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Amandola, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This meal was exceptional, the food was amazing and the service could not be improved, would go again any time, one of the best fish meals ever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You couldn’t be closer to Catania’s incredible fish market. Antica Marina’s popularity and location, gave us serious doubts as to whether we could secure a table without a reservation, even on a weekday lunchtime. Happily, (for us at least), an American couple had become frustrated with their wait for a menu - and left. We got their table, the only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Pardo 29, Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 095348197

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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