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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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Today
8:00 pm - 12:45 am
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 316
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    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 47
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  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pitty used to be good

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Ray C
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Saint Julian's, Malta
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Saint Julian's, Malta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I loved their pizza and the staff was very kind and friendly. Great wine, wonderful pizza and very nice people working there. My # 1 spot for pizza in Catania.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent meal selected from a very imaginative menu and it was reasonably priced. It gets busy quite early on in the evening, it was recommended by our hotel receptionist.

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Turin, Italy
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13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A good organisation and management pays back immediately We hardly visited a restaurant able to handle so many tables and incoming people in such a nice, polite and good manners as the guys of Il sale are doing. The meal is really very good one, the many waiters keep watching your desk in case of any need and the kitchen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is a lovely restaurant on a road that only comes alive at night. They use their own produce oil which is very tasty.iIt was recommended by our hotel as we were only after having a pizza. But what a pizza we got, a simple margarita very tasty with lots of cheese and the one with asparagus had lots of... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

First class food and service with great wine to complement the food. The initial serve of breads was a welcome surprise with a great range of flavoured breads. I then had a fennel and orange salad with nuts and dried fruit to start. It was very refreshing. Followed with beef with smoked buffalo mozzarella, also excellent and cooked exactly as... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The presentation of food was great but I found the combination of flavours in the food didn't work together. Over 100 euros for bottle of wine and 3 courses for me and my husband. The most expensive place I ate at in Catania and my least favourite. Also the service in between courses was very quick and I felt they... More 

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Noosa Heads, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Recommended by our host at the B&B we stayed at. Very helpful and friendly staff. Menu is in Italian and we needed some assistance which was willingly forthcoming. Food quality was excellent and their wine recommendations matched perfectly. We came back for a second evening during our 4 night stay in Catania. Try the pork main meal which is served... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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62 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's not a typical menu and that's a good thing. I got tired of high expectation seafood in Catania only to be let down. This restaurant has a nice variety of flavors and all I tasted were good, including, and maybe especially, the pizza, how bourgeois. I'll eat here for a third time, I never do that, tomorrow. No lunch... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?