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Trattoria La Paglia

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Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
095 34 68 38
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9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 56
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  • 49
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  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
seafood salad, sautè di cozze e vongole (mussels) and sardines

It is in the fish market. I recommend seafood salad, sautè di cozze e vongole (mussels) and sardines. It is so fresh, quick and budget where you can experience real Catania

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is in the fish market. I recommend seafood salad, sautè di cozze e vongole (mussels) and sardines. It is so fresh, quick and budget where you can experience real Catania

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Havre, Montana
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had only one dish at La Paglia, an octopus salad that was a bit on the chewy side, so I can't properly comment on the food served there. (I also had a cassata for dessert that was brought in from the wonderful Caffe del Duomo.) But I can tell you that this is a great place for lunch because... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

After visiting fish market, we decided to have our lunch in a restaurant nearby. La Paglia was the perfect place to have lunch as all the seafood was so fresh. The staff was so friendly, although they don't speak English well, we had no problem to choose our dishes, communicated both in English and Italian. I strongly recommend you to... More 

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San Gregorio di Catania, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was a Saturday lunchtime and the fish market was scrubbing down to a close. This trattoria has tables alongside fish market stalls as well as inside but we thought watching the last of the market trade might be entertaining. The menu was pretty limited but service was swift. Quality: train station. Prices: mid-restaurant! Overall an easily forgettable experience.

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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I went in this trattoria with my cousins, we waited 30 minutes the waiter (he was alone) another 30 minutes for 3 dishes and we ate raw pasta allo scoglio. Well I didn't like the answer of the waiter. "Is not raw, is "al dente"" well it was raw, super raw. At least when he understood this, he make a... More 

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Thank Marco R
Shanghai, China
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Located directly next to the fish market, the restaurant is a great place to get fresh fish. They do really good standard dishes. The pasta vongole were amazing and the service really nice. Would definitely recommend going there for good pasta and fish!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I went for dinner and the whole meal ticked all my expectations. Food is simple but really good. Service is simple too but efficient. The whole place is really charming and I like the simple style of it. Food is really good and seafood fresh. I really recommend this place.

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Thank Marco D
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch with my sister based on recommendations from trip advisor and honestly have to say this is my least favourite meal on my trip so far and this is day21. We ordered the tomato and aubergine pasta: there's one small piece of aubergine on top and some cheese powder scattered on top. The pasta sauce taste like the... More 

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Thank Yung Wing C
Istanbul, Turkey
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Very close to duome area. The place is like fish market with some restaurants around. La paglia is one of the best. The price is lower if you compare with the fancy ones in the center. Etna bianco wine is very tasty.

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Thank Melisa F
London, UK
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We ate here one evening because the more upmarket seafood place next door was fully booked that evening. While La Paglia doesn't look particularly great, we really enjoyed our meal. This place serves quite simple, traditionally made seafood. No nonsense, good flavours and low prices. Being right next to the fish market, the seafood was very fresh too. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 095 34 68 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?