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Trattoria La Paglia

Centro Catania
Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Tasty seafood traditionally made and very good value

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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London, UK
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Quaint, unpretentious and pretty good food. I liked this restaurant. The food across the board was solid but not fantastic. The white table wine was very nice esp for table wine and the staff was incredible. Spent a very nice afternoon spent having lunch in the fish market. Not too shabby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Situated right in the heart of the Pescheria (fish-market), La Paglia is an almost "run-down" looking place - but don't let this deceive you! The food is fresh and the taste excellent. The owner - Ignazio - is very friendly and helpful too. His recommendations were spot on. We had oysters to start with, then pasta with sea urchins and... More 

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Malta
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Trattoria La Paglia

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

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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, Chowder, 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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