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De Fiore

Centro Catania
Pasta
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Via Coppola, 24/26, Catania, Sicily, Italy
095 316283
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 40
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Arrived early--not exceptionally slow!

I'm not sure if it's just all the American reviewers calibrated to much faster dining experiences than in Europe, but we did not find it exceptionally slow! We arrived at 8 pm, ordered three courses, and paid the bill by 10:30. Two and a half hours for a three course meal is not too bad--especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Michael B
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Groningen, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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  • Polish first
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English first
Catania, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Friendly service, not a long wait, the food was excellent. It was the best pasta I have had in my life. The Norma was excellent.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 7.45pm on a Thursday evening and were the first evening diners. We had a train to catch later that evening and would need to leave by 9.45. 2 hours we thought would be fine. Whilst mama does all the cooking herself, there were at least 3 other people on the kitchen. The food took ages to be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had to wait 1.5 hour to be served. The food was not even all right but terrible. I ordered mixed grilled meat: no seasoning and the meat was greasy everything had the same taste. I do not recommend to go here, don't waste your possibilities to discover other great places!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found this place by coincidence,trying to eat somewhere at 3pm! On the way in, two Americans leaving the restaurant with their thumbs up quickly gave us the best recommendations. We were served with the best home made pasta that we have tried so far and came back two days after. Enjoy it!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our B&B recommended this one and the food was cooked to perfection. We all ate the mixed antipasti and then the pasta alla Norma which was beautiful. The chef then came out to greet us which was nice. Highly recommended but make sure you have enough time service is quite slow.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I'm not sure if it's just all the American reviewers calibrated to much faster dining experiences than in Europe, but we did not find it exceptionally slow! We arrived at 8 pm, ordered three courses, and paid the bill by 10:30. Two and a half hours for a three course meal is not too bad--especially considering the power went out... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Visited here at lunchtime as recommended by the lonely planet guide. As pre-warned by the guide, I was prepared for its late opening (20 mins). Service is extremely slow so factor that in when planning your day. It took 1.5hours to order and eat my pasta dish. Excellent selection of dishes but be aware that a lot of them are... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Spaghetti alla norma is very delicious. Price is good. Appitizer of local food is good. ( It includes vegetables, cheese, olives) I recommend it definitely.

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South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good range of local food including fish. Many locals a good sign. House wine was excellent . Wish I had a bigger appetite as the food we ate tasted great, and the dishes on others plates looked tempting. Service good. Prices economical. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Slow but good. Be prepared to wait for service and your meal and even the bill in thus apparently understaffed trattoria. If you have the time, fine as the proprietor's cooking is genuine and tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Coppola, 24/26, Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 095 316283

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

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