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Trattoria Il Mare

Via San Michele 7, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
095317024
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Ranked #68 of 574 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My favourite meal I've had in Sicily (I've been living at a cookery school for 3 months). We were the first ones in and the last ones out. The atmosphere and décor was average, but the quality and simplicity of the food was exquisite. It was also a pleasure to be served by a young man who seemed so committed,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The restaurant is a little off the beaten track but well worth finding. The atmosphere is homey and the food delicious!

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South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The tasting menu was fantastic. As were the a la carte items. The restaurant itself is unassuming, but the food is worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Address: Via San Michele 7, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 095317024
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania

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