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Trattoria La Paglia

Centro Catania
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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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Saturday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not value for money

Laid-back, simple Trattoria in the fish-market which, despite its seemingly low prices, does not offer value for money for what one eats and for the service one gets.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Joseph G
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Malta
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Malta
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Laid-back, simple Trattoria in the fish-market which, despite its seemingly low prices, does not offer value for money for what one eats and for the service one gets.

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Worthing UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The service was poor and not very friendly. Our caponata starter was OK as was the sardine starter, but it wasn't clear from the menu that you needed to order the number or sardines you wanted, so it turned up somewhat lonely and lost on the plate. The pasta Norma was pretty average, dried pasta was disappointing. The fish stew... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

situated in the midst of the fish market in Catania this restaurant serves the best fresh fish and seafood. try the stuffed sardines and the grilled octopus.

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22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Amazing fresh fish and seafood. Very informal environment and cool treatment from the employee. The sword fish was perfectly grilled and very fresh. You should try the white wine with the same name as the restaurant.

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Zurich
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162 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant is right on the fish market piazza. Locals are eating here, which is a pretty good sign. We had aubergine salad, octopus salad, pasta vongole (with clams) and pasta with a sort of sardine paste and bread crumbs. The first 3 were outstanding, the latter so so. The waiter was very friendly and made us suggestions. We had... More 

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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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270 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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
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?