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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service, awesome seafood!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I strongly advice this trattoria for everyone who visits Catania. Wonderful seafood, warm frienship, reasonable prices. I made a restaurant list of 20 places before coming to Catania. After arrival, during our first day, I asked for information about my restaurant list, and local people adviced Paranza for fish. Antonio, one of the staff, welcomed us, we looked at the... More 

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St. John, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We arrived unannounced off the street having arrived very late by boat but were welcomed in a very friendly way. We picked the place completely at random but noticed it was doing a good trade, mainly with locals and as the evening progressed it filled up more & more until there was quite a 'buzz'. The menu is typically Italian... More 

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costa rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

A couple of old men sitting outside a gelateria recommended Trattoria Paranza when we asked them to recommend a place with delicious fish options. We were glad to have listened to them! Even though we were a bit early (hungry since we had an early breakfast before flying to Catania from Milano), Francesco invited us in and made excellent recommendations.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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