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Trattoria Paranza

Certificate of Excellence
Centro Catania
Italian, Chowder
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Via Salvatore Cali' 11, Catania, Sicily, Italy
095 538621
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A OK

Excellent and good prices. Friendly staff. Lots of locals, but not too croedy. Seafood linguini was among the best I ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Jochen Z
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Lanaken, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We ate here last week,we ordered the fresh fish which we chose from the iced counter. It took them 45 mins to grill it and get it to our table,with a side order of fries. There were other diners there who had 2 courses while we waited.

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Lanaken, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent and good prices. Friendly staff. Lots of locals, but not too croedy. Seafood linguini was among the best I ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

We went for a lunch at paranza. It is easy to find and near the port of catania. The restaurant is typically sicilian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We ordered mix fried seafood, linguine agli scampi (generous portione and lobsters! So flavorful yet a little bit salty), linguine al cartaccio (we all loved it!) and their wine isn't expensive, a bottle of white wine only cost 6€ and it's not bad! The owner was very hospitable, he even let us tried "ox eyes" and they were soo fresh!!!... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A famaily style trattoria with fresh fish. You can choose yourself since the food awaits on an icebed, We had a tasty risotto di mare followed by a super fresh seabass accompanied by a nice mixed salad, all this with a bottle of nice and cheap local winde (grecanico). And a fine lemon sorbet to conclude this nice evening.

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A big group of us came here for dinner and were not disappointed. Giuseppe put together a family-style menu for us and everything was delicious. The staff was very patient with our broken Italian and the food came out promptly. I recommend this restaurant to anyone and will be going back again.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A great place to sample the local cuisine and regional seafood specialities cooked to perfection. We found ourselves here through suggestions and reviews and were certainly not disappointed. We ate at a table outside, in the laneway, which was wonderful, though a little busy with the local traffic parking next to us. The night air made up for the noise,... More 

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Bugibba, null, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

wow this restaurant with the best food in town.fresh fish,very fresh.The owners are very friendly and they are happy running this restaurant.(buffon The waiter wow really smart and polite} we end up dancing as we felt like home.Thanks for making our holiday one to remember.see you next year.Highly recommend. Katerina e Allan Di Malta

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Il Gzira, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visited this place last week, the staff are extremely friendly, the service is excellent, the atmosphere is great, food is delicious and they have a good local wine selection deserts. All that at a very very reasonable price. A must if your are in Catania center. Highly recommended.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I dinned at this restaurant with a bunch of friends who already knew it and we were very satisfied. We had a bunch of mixed starters than didn't seem to finish and seconds (mostly grilled fish). Everything was very fresh and well cooked in a traditional sicilian way. Even the wine was pretty good, The real surprise was when we... More 

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Address: Via Salvatore Cali' 11, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 095 538621
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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  • Address: Via Salvatore Cali' 11, Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 095 538621

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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