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Trattoria La Paglia

Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
095 34 68 38
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Ranked #246 of 566 Restaurants in Catania
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
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Turin, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A very good surprise. Very unpretentious place. I felt at home. You can choose the fish you want to eat and how you want it cooked. Would like to have the chance to eat there every week.

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mugla
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very good location,near fish market. Food was excellent,vine was excellent.Bill was excellent.Very good sicilian experience

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London, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In the fish market area behind the main square with attractive but simple outside tables. The starter of sea food risotto was excellent and a most promising start. Then everything fell apart, the fish, recommended by the waiter was not fresh, it was tough and second rate and I was over charged. Came with nothing just the fish. Disappointed and... More

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sliema, malta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Very casual restaurant just off the fish market. Food was excellent. Seemed to be frequented by locals too which is a good sign. Fast service. No fuss, so no wipes offered. :) But that is no reason to miss trying this place! Selection of antipasto was varied and the fresh fish, although served solo, was the excellent.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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430 reviews 430 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great location right in the market, but poor service. And when we asked for a glass of house white wine - we were told you could only buy a Euro 15 bottle. Decent insalata del mare, but I wouldn't recommend this place because of the poor service. And drinking Diet Coke didn't add anything to our fish eating experience.

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Staffordshire England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Based on reviews we decided to try this restaurant. The market is fabulous and being well travelled tourists we have always found that to eat in a fish market at lunchtime is pretty well authentically fresh and tasty. The starter was a cold sardine in a not very nice batter. The prawns although very nice came on a plate solo.... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

What an experience! Right in the heart of the fishmarket. The waiter is the World's laziest man which is a fun bonus - he had a cheeky fag before he could be bothered to go and get our starter. They got busy quickly though and you could see why. He poured us a nice big glass of wine we were... More

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Dorset, England
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224 reviews 224 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is the cheaper of 2 restaurants close together (see also Antica Marina) - fairly small, wipe-clean tablecloths and a bit on the dowdy side. It's hard to know what's on the menu from the outside, and the inside menu in English was a pretty old and grubby photocopy... but then there was at least a menu in English. Can't... More

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Benicia, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

When visitng an area, it is always good to listen to the locals. They directed us to this small restaurant. We loved every bite. The calimari was fresh, cooked to perfection. The salad with wonderful tomatoes was so tasty. The pasta in squid ink was delectible. I would not hesitate to eat there again and again. It is walking distance... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Had lunch in there and was our most disappointing meal so far in Sicily. The Clam soup was tasteless and came out fairly cold, my fried seafood was very bland and the seafood did not taste fresh. On the upside was the fantastic location, doesn't get better than this sitting right on the edge of the fish market. They had... More

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