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All 566 Catania Restaurants

Trattoria Il Mare

Via San Michele 7, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
095317024
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Ranked #97 of 566 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Trattoria Il Mare is located in a parallel street to via Etnea, the main high street in Catane. It’s a small hidden gem! A family-run business with an unbeatable seafood menu – great antipasti, delicious first course (pasta alle alici that evening) and main dish filleted in front of us. Everything served with love and passion, including freshly prepared cannoli.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our hotel recommended Il Mare as a great place for fish and they were right. Small family restaurant, nothing exciting about the decor, but great food and great service. This place was filled with locals and we totally enjoyed our experience.

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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It maybe be off-putting to someone looking for great interiors, but once the food lands on the table you quickly realize this people put all care and attention into making good food. Reasonably priced.

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Sydney
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We were reccomended this place by our hotel and found it to be a simple place that serves you your fish with great skill. We had the baked fish with potato, olives and tomato. Simple but good. Your fish is deboned in front of you andvthen served. The mixed grilled fish seafood was not as good as the baked fish.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had lunch at Il mare and loved it. We tried the antipasti tutto il mare: for 13€ I could not imagine to have so many different plates with so many tastes... then somes pasta al pistacio and sword fish, mmmmmm. We could not eat a dessert even though they looked delicious because we were completely full! This restaurant is... More

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am Italian and I love the Sicilian kitchen. Moreover, I can usually eat and well sustain almost any dish you can imagine. Almost. First, with my wife we've been accommodated in the warmest corner, without air conditioning. I had to ask more than twice to make it be switched on. Second, the fish is not exacly fresh and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were recommended this family run trattoria by our host Cristina at 5 Balconi, the B&B we were staying at in Catania. We weren't sure that the restaurant was open when we arrived. There were no other diners and no staff to be seen. We looked into the kitchen and after some brief miscommunications, we were led into another room... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We found the restaurant again by accident as we were walking around in Catania. All I can say is that this is one of the best restaurants ever. The food is amazing and the service is great, lovely people there. We wen't back again on the next day and we would've gone there every night if our holiday wasn't over.... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My friend read on tripadvisor about the place, so this is how we discover it. It was much more than we expected. The food is spectacular. Sea food, fish, pasta in a lot of combinations made this experience a remarkable one. We eat almost every day there, trying to taste all the goodies from the menu. The people are very... More

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Swansea, UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We found the restaurant by accident on our first night in Catania. It was just a small bistro with simple decorations and limited seating. I think the maximum number of diners is 32. The restaurant is clearly a family-run affair and they are really confident that they know what they are doing, so much so that they have no hesitation... More

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