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De Fiore

Via Coppola, 24/26, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
095 316283
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Ranked #95 of 512 restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
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196 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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Izmir, Turkey
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

i visited this restaurant for lunch at sunday just after opening. so, i was the first customer. i ordered mixed apetizer plate, pork ribs and salad with red wine. wine is not good, there were too many olives (even for me, i love olives) in mixed appetizer plate. cheese is not bad, meat is very hard and tasteless. salad was... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Just got back from Catania and ate 2 times at De Fiore. They served the best Pasta alla Norma if any other restaurant we tried. The homemade Zutoni was wonderful..the eggplant to perfection, and the service was just right. The other dish we had was a plate of grilled vegetables, by far one of the best..It will be on my... More

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Boston, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Rosanna, an affectionate elderly woman originally from rural Sicily, made the best meals I've had in Italy. When we came, she regaled us with stories and pictures of her trip to Bangladesh, where she went for one of her own immigrant workers' wedding. Everyone she comes in contact with, she seems to help in one way or another. Cooking for... More

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Havre, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My hosts at B&B Bianca sent me to De Fiore and recommended several dishes in particular, including the sarde a beccafico. Thank you, Lea and Francesco, for sending me there. I had the beccafico. Rosanna's are lightly fried and filled with cheese. Amazing food. I had the caponata as an antipasto for two of the dinners I had there. I... More

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Moscow, Russia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

it was the best pasta I have eaten in Catania. very tasty. pasta a la Norma, pasta Arrabiata. the host of our hotel has recommended this place and we were not disappointed. we came around 18.30 so maybe that's why we did not have to wait (some people had to wait long time as I saw in the reviews). Antipasti... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Had my very good eveing food there. Home made and truly delicious: pasta della norma and grilled tuna and grilled sardines. Only the tomato salad side dish had no taste. I said that to the waiter who took it somehow indifferent. Therefore I left the place with a bit of aftertaste. If that service improves and speaks some english it... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Suggested by the B&B, we tried this restaurant out on our first night in Catania as it was close by. We sat outside and enjoyed the sights and sounds sipping our wine and waiting for our homemade pasta dishes - knew they would take time - and we weren't disappointed. We were early so there weren't many other patrons and... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

De Fiore was recommended to us by a long-term resident of Catania and was well worth seeking out. It was full of locals (always a good sign) and we were made to feel very welcome even with our broken (well, to be honest, lack of) Italian. It is fair to say that the service was a little slow, but the... More

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Paris, France
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Our BnB hosts recommended this to us as apparently to many of other reviewers... As we arrived this small restaurant was half full - no one local though, only tourists (which is already a bad sign in Catania). The menu is typical Sicilian as are the prices (pasta 8€, starters 6€, meat 12€), nothing special. After 15 minutes we got... More

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Edinburgh, Italy
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Not to be missed. I had one of the most amazing Pasta col nero di seppia of my entire life. extremely good value for money, too! Definitely worth a visit if in Catania

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