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Il Cantiniere

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Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
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Viale Liberta' 153, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 (0)95 532122
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
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  • 133
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 59
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  • 52
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Somewhere different in catania

Interesting place to eat in Catania, not far from main railway station. The food was very good and the wine even better. Salvatore is happy for you to try the wine selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Marge M
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Haifa District, Israel
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We passed by the this place by a mistake and saw the fantastic wine selection thus decided to have there dinner. After our our first night there we decided to come again for our last night in Sicily. The selection of wine is just unbelivable. They have close to 100,000 bottles of wines and they are proffessional about wine handling... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Interesting place to eat in Catania, not far from main railway station. The food was very good and the wine even better. Salvatore is happy for you to try the wine selection.

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Il Cantiniere C... c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Cantiniere, responded to this review

Dear Milady, thank you so much for the time you spent with this review. According to us, is essential to offer a nice stay to our guests; and Salvatore - our Head Sommelier - is the one who is in charge to talk about wine with the guests. We appreciate your judge. We wait for you whenever you want, for... More 

Paris, France
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I prefer to write my thoughts about " il cantiniere " in English, in this way everyone will fully understand why this is a place where, absolutely, to go. You are going to find the biggest and impressive selection of wines and spirits from all around the world you can imagine. We are used to travel a lot, used to... More 

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Il Cantiniere C... c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Cantiniere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we really thank you for the time you spent with this review on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you chose the English language, so everyone can read your opinion. For us is truly significant that a guest like you wants to let other people know how we work, how we believe in this project, how we try... More 

Redmond, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

92 Euro for family of 4. Getting a table and a glass of wine was the last service performed in a timely manner. THE KITCHEN IS SLOW. Even for Italian standards, 60 minutes from placing an order to food delivery is un-acceptably slow. I'd go back for a drink, but I'd never wait for food here again. Gluten-free preparation available... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The restaurant/ Wine bar was looking really fantastic! We went in and asked if they served any food. Without telling them we were going to eat there a person just took us to a table and gave our the menus. The price is quite high. But was nice food. We asked for a wine list, waited for 10 minutes and... More 

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Il Cantiniere C... c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Cantiniere, responded to this review

Good evening Madame, thank you for the time you spent with this review on TripAdvisor. Sorry if you had not a special experience here: it doesn't depend on the dress if you have to ask to different people for different things, because we work like this. Sorry for the misunderstanding, we wait for you every day of the week, for... More 

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We actually had a reservation for dinner at one of the slow-food guide recommended restaurants just around the corner from this place- but there was some misunderstanding about the time and we were starving so we decided to check out the amazing looking wine-bar we had passed on the walk. We were very pleasantly surprised to find Il Cantiniere to... More 

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Il Cantiniere C... c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Cantiniere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we really thank you for the time and the attention you spent with this accurate review on TripAdvisor. We are very proud of our staff: we all try to make everyone feel the best here, as this is one of our aims. All our Sommeliers, Bartender and Waiters are very professional and high knowledgeable. We hope to see... More 

Hertfordshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stumbled across this great experience after spending an evening in Catania centre. We should have gone here before & spent the night there! Inside it;s like a library, only the shelves are stacked with wines & beers. Fantastic. We had a Nice welcome & asked for a bottle of wine. We were offered an ipad to browse amongst the... More 

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Il Cantiniere C... c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Cantiniere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for the time you spent with this review on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you had a good time here with us, so we would like to see you again, maybe next time you will visit Catania. Thank you. Kind regards More 

SE Europe
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Great service in amazing environment. The choice is endless and food tastes great. Not a place to expect cheap treat, but definitely a destination for all good-life visitors. Pick the salad with rucola and pear/blue cheese!

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Il Cantiniere C... c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Cantiniere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your time spent with this review on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your staying here, we wait for you whenever you want, we are always opened. Best regards More 

Patras, Greece
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

If I ever return to Italy, I will come for sure to dine again to this restaurant! Both service and food were beautiful!

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Il Cantiniere C... c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Cantiniere, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you for your time spent with this review on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time here, we hope you will come back soon. Thank you! More 

Catania, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My mother and I enjoyed our dinner: Good service, qualified staff , wonderful ambience and superb range of wines! they had even more to offer... A shuttle bus took us back to the hotel!! That's ''hospitality'' !

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Il Cantiniere C... c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Cantiniere, responded to this review

Dear Madame, thank you for the time you spent with your review. We are very pleased that you had a good time here; we hope that you enjoyed our free bus shuttle service, by which we could take you back home. Hope to see you again. Best regards. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Liberta' 153, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Neighborhood: Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)95 532122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 72
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?