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Il Sale Art Cafe'

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Centro Catania
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Via Santa Filomena no 10, Catania, Sicily, Italy
095-316-888
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8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Fri 8:00 pm - 12:45 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic and Large Pizzas

The Pizzas were terrific and so large we were wishing we'd shared until they boxed up the leftovers for us and we got to eat them the next day. I loved the courgette pizza (zucchini). We also savored a selection of cheeses, salami and marmalade that was so delicious. They make an effort to use... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
JBandDJ
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Pizzas were terrific and so large we were wishing we'd shared until they boxed up the leftovers for us and we got to eat them the next day. I loved the courgette pizza (zucchini). We also savored a selection of cheeses, salami and marmalade that was so delicious. They make an effort to use Sicilian products.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

When advised to go to Via di S.Filomena by the salesman at a nearby dress store I was a little betwixt and between I was surprised by the quality of the black ink tagliatelle with seafood broth. It presented beautifully in a deep glass dish which contained the generous zoumi of seafood. The pasta was as fresh as can be... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We discovered this gem of a restaurant only by chance on our third night in Catania otherwise we would have been there every night. We did have to wait a while before food arrived but we were kept going with some delicious breads. Worried that our mains be a little small, we ordered entrees: me an Insalata Mare and my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went in the evening and had a big pizza (Bufala?) as well as the very tasty salmon and avocardo salad (main course). Both were very good as was the bread/ virgin olive oil brought to the table. This is a nice place to eat in Catania.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

During our recent stay in Catania, the receptionist at our hotel recommended that we have dinner at Il Sale Art Café. This restaurant has several levels as well as outdoor seating and was packed when we arrived. The hostess told us that it would take about thirty minutes for a table but we were pleasantly surprised when we were escorted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Was recommended by the hotel where we stayed and it was a very good choice. Pizza is the food you choose here but they had also very good fennel salad. We had Piccante with tomato sauce and spicy salami and mushroom/Rocket which was a white pizza. White pizza tend to be dry for my taste but this was very good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Calzone Bellini, BRILLIANT!!! Excellent wine menu and good prices!! The only problem was with the room because was so warm. I will return to this restaurant!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We enjoyed the pizzas and some great rd wine and the service was really, really good. They serve you as a starter some different types of traditional bread and some olive oil, but we did not try them as we did not know their cost. Also, water, beer, coffee - they were not shown in the menu. We were charged... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

this restaurant used to be one of my favorites in Catania specially when I'm in the centre . It turn to be a factory of food it lost it charm it's a shame !! Just had a bad experience with a main course which was tackled in a real bad manner ! I've ordered a grouper it turned to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a very popular, up beat establishment in a charming bistro packed central street tucked away next to via Etna, not the finest food (my pizza was less than piping hot!), but fun, fast and clearly successful.

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Additional Information about Il Sale Art Cafe'

Address: Via Santa Filomena no 10, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 095-316-888
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday 8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 8:00 pm - 12:45 am
Saturday 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Pizza, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Santa Filomena no 10, Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 095-316-888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
8:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
8:00 pm - 12:45 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?