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Trattoria del Cavaliere

Via Paterno, n.11, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #95 of 566 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
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Oldham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place was heaving with locals when we went and we think this is a good indicator of a good place. We were lucky to get a table. We spent a lot more and were a lot less satisfied when we dined around piazza duomo (especially the place directly behind the fountain) The food here was delicious, with good sized... More

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Our hotel recommended we eat here as we were looking for traditional Sicilian food. It was a great find, located just off one of Catania's main squares. The food was good, traditional fare served in quite rustic surroundings and the place had a real buzz about it. Most tables were filled by Italians which we took as a good sign.... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good classic Italian food - very reasonable prices and good service. We wondered around the town and where not impressed at all, but the guy at the hotel recommend this place....usually I'm cautious when this happens as I've been to a few dumps.....but...this place as really really good. The towns a bit dirty and run down, but this place is... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A rare find! Not only will you get some of the most authentic Sicilian pasta and seafood around, but it is incredibly cheap (for UK travellers). We had 2 mains (the Pasta Carbonara was 4 euros) and 2 half litre carafes of lovely local wine and with service the bill came to 23 euros! With seating outside and hardly a... More

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379 reviews 379 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Located in Catania downtown, near Corso Sicilia, Trattoria del Cavaliere offers a good choice of food, both meat and fish like grilled anchovies, spaghetti with clams (very good), Catania rolls. Most of all typical sicilian dishes. With two bottles of craft beer, a wonderful lemon with fresh mulberries sorbet and a slice of almonds and ricotta cheese cake and three... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was our first meal in Sicily. Dreadful food I had pasta in squid ink, bland no offer of Parmesan and when my partner asked for pepper to liven up his congealed pasta dish he was given a sachet. Service... What service, we counted around seven waiters just standing around chatting to each other! Tried to ask three waiters for... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We loved it! We live in London and when we discovered it we had dinner and lunch the next day before leaving Catania. Food super good Staff nice and quick Prices very affordable and value for money excellent Don't miss the fish dishes, they are just excellent! We will go back one day when staying in Catania again!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant completely by accident and it turned out to be a pretty good move. We sat inside which was perfect following a morning of being dragged around the shops by my wife in the height of summer. The Sicilian antipasti starters were superb - and also extremely filling. As a main I went for the spaghetti... More

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sonoma, california
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place was packed when we at there on a Sunday evening in July. Very large menu, including extensive seafood and meat selection. They definitely had some items I wasn't interest in trying - ostrich and horse, for example. Catania is wonderful, but not exactly packed with good, inexpensive restaurants to choose from, so this Trattoria is a real find.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After 5 days in Sicilia, we find the most remarkable restaurant. A street corner, spacious venue. Live music. The portions - huge. The prices, less than half of anywhere else. Great service.. .could have had more Minuti de Recupero between courses. Still, best find yet.

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