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Sicilia in Bocca alla Marina

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Via Beato Cardinale G.B. Dusmet, 35, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 250 0208
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT SEAFOOD AND ATMOSPHERE!

This place looks like it could be a little touristy, but the cart of fresh fish on ice at the entrance of the dining room hints at the quality of what you'll enjoy. I had a pasta, followed by swordfish involtini, and my wife had an antipasto and a pasta. All were well prepared and delicious. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Marsaxlokk, Malta
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there last year and the food was fantastic and cheap but this year we were a bit disappointed because the menu was very poor. The tourist menu was not served in the evening. The fish price was our of this world at 50 euros per kg, when the price of fish in the market was 5 to 8... More 

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Thank GeorgeW1952
Dover, New Hampshire
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place looks like it could be a little touristy, but the cart of fresh fish on ice at the entrance of the dining room hints at the quality of what you'll enjoy. I had a pasta, followed by swordfish involtini, and my wife had an antipasto and a pasta. All were well prepared and delicious. The service was friendly,... More 

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Thank Papertec
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service; felt like a very local place, but we were treated not as strangers, but people they were glad to have in the place. Interesting atmosphere in the old city walls while some patrons watched soccer on the big screen. The antipasto, pasta and seafood were fantastic, at a very reasonable price!

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Thank Amy K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I have had a dinner with my colleagues and all of us ( 30) agreed that the dinner in this restaurant had been very poor and disappointing. It is quite difficoult to eat bad in Sicily and unfortunatly we managed to find a place where the service, the quality of the food ( either fish and meet) were bad, the... More 

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Thank Luca F
siciliainbocca, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Sicilia in Bocca alla Marina, responded to this review
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Gentile Luca F, in merito alle sue lamentele, le precisiamo che: - non abbiamo ricordo di tale occasione; - molto... More 

Rome, Italy
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The restaurnt is in the center of the city in a walking distance from Piazza Duomo and Via Etnea. There is a good choice of fish dishes. I took a starter with a fix of dishes. Some were very good other were too spicy. I always prefer a dish with few addition so I appreciated just a part of the... More 

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1 Thank five-7
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

It's my second time going there and I'm still happy with the quality and service I got . Well done to the staff and chef !

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2 Thank BrianAlessi
Redditch, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I ate here with friends the first full day of a 2 week stay. We asked the taxi driver for a fish restaurant and this is where he took us, we'd never have found this place on our own. At 8pm we were the first to arrive, slightly worried as it was so quiet and were taken out to a... More 

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2 Thank Kirsten P
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The best restaurant in Catania and we tried many. The fish was amazing and antipasto so good. Service was impeccable. Waiters smiled always and timely. A great experience.

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1 Thank Carlreviews
Marsaxlokk, Malta
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I ate the best tourist menu in Catania for only 20 euros. Fish or meat complete with water, wine and sourbe. very good value for money

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2 Thank GeorgeW1952
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not too bad service also, nice, chilled place on a hot day. Definitely recommend tuna steaks and strawberries with lemon sorbet.

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2 Thank Natalia B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Beato Cardinale G.B. Dusmet, 35, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 250 0208

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?