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De Fiore

Via Coppola, 24/26, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
095 316283
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Ranked #168 of 566 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The food on this restaurant is very well cooked and not that expensive. The only bad thing is the time you wait to eat whatever you choose from the menu. The pasta is fresh and delicious and the meat is very well seasoned. If you have time is a good sicilian choice.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Yes, you can get better service in Catania. Yes, you can sit and people watch in a better spot. Yes. you can wait less time to get a table (for those who's life is on a "schedule") Yes, you can think this place is a "tourist trap", (because of your lack of travel experience) BUT... go here and "only" order,... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Upon our friends' recommendation and tripadvisor reviews, we decided to have lunch at De Fiore. A warm welcome from the chef Rosanna, we were seated inside the cool, cosy restaurant. We were the only customers there, and Rosanna and an old lady were the only cooks. My boyfriend ordered the famous Pasta alla Norma, and I ordered the Pasta Zucco... More

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Wells, Somerset
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This little side street trattoria was mentioned in our guidebook as a reasonably-priced, family-run place to eat. The cooking is done by the elderly matriarch, and on the night we went, there was just one waiter serving about 25 tables. This was causing problems for some customers, but we were not in a hurry, so we waited. We weren't disappointed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

What happened here? Following a well known travel guide's recommendation, we ended up asking for pasta alla Norma at supposedly its best purveyor. Granted, it was modelled to look like mount Etna but it was only ok. Now, what made this a farcical experience was the waitress who asked other guests for change (to break the fifty the first guests... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had a mixed starter that was so overcooked that it felt like eating mashed potatoes. Pasta la Norma came literally 1 hour after I finished my starter and although the pasta tasted quite well it was definitely not worth it. Afraid of the further wait I moved to another place for a dessert. There was only one waiter for... More

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Chester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited here twice had the signature dish Pasta alla Norma the first time ...fantastic! We booked for our last night again two amazing dishes, when we asked for Rosanna's zeppoline di ricotta a dessert she invented, we were told it wasn't on that but they knew it was our last night and Rosanna's very kindly made it for us!... More

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New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were trying to find a non touristy restaurant. This one was not it. The service was slow, took 45 minutes for our meal to arrive. Pasta was overcooked. Do not recommend.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We shared the mixed starter (2people) and it was amazing! A plate with lots of tasty vegetables, Italian cheese, olives, eggplant with ricotta cheese, Italian style potatoes. For the main course we had a pasta a la Norma and the gnocchi with tomatoes. Both were very good and tasted authentic and homemade!! We had a half liter of wine and... More

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Split, Croatia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we ordered some allegedly typical dishes like Pasta Norma, and Pasta with salmon and we could not eat the food, because it was too spicy. The waitress also gave us a chill, we were afraid to complain about the food. I pretty much think that the restaurant lives only on guests from different hotels.... More

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