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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

Via Aloi, 50, Catania, Sicily, Italy
0952162222
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Ranked #4 of 559 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Giardini Naxos, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I was with friends in this place and I was very glad, for the freshness of the products, excellent fish and appetizers, and the kindness of the owner. A wide selection of wines and a good value for money, both in quantity and quality of the courses. I recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

When I was searching tripadvizor for a good trattoria in Catania I chose that one because the bigest number of opinions was super....1 course (antipasto siciliano):ok 2 course (pasta fresca): one good (the pesto) the other(carbonara ) veeeery bad.Check:33€ (+2 cola)

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Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate mid week and it was busy, seemed to be full of locals, who all knew the staff. But we didn’t feel out of place. We made a reservation earlier in the day; we did see them turn away a lot of people as they were pretty busy. One waiter spoke english and the rest were happy to play... More

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Amsterdam
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25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Popular, friendly, simple. Tasty food for a fair price (€ 30 for three course and half a ltr house wine and a caffè). O.k. when you stay in a hotel nearby, not really a place to go out of your way for. Location uptown, not in lively historic center, but a neighborhood where at least you can avoid the "tourist... More

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Malta
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Authentic food and fantastic service... and a desert to die for! All dishes were excellent but the Scoglie con Mandorle is something you must try here. A dining experience thanks to a very welcoming staff. Good portions, reasonably priced. You should try this one if you're in Catania and up to good food.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We are still touring Sicily but this is already our term of comparison. As Italians, we knew what to expect, but this place blew our expectations away. The linguine with almond and cozze are fantastic, but pretty much anything we tried was great. If you are in a hurry or american, take a deep breath before entering: the pace and... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Ruffiana located in the back streets of Catania has long been known to the locals as the best value for money restaurant in town. The quality of the food is second to none at half the price of the ristos in poshier areas. Don't miss this one! We were seven persons hosted by a born and bred catanian who... More

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Geneva
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After two weeks in Sicily, we've found the diamond of Sicilian cooking. It doesn't look like much - for a moment we thought we'd come to the wrong place. But the food is authentic and excellent. The seafood antipasti is a range of 10 different local dishes - a starter large enough for two... or three! The pasta was salted... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Marco is the best waiter I have had the pleasure to know. Informative, pleasant, always stayed just long enough at the table plus we were treated like royalty. Wonderful food, 10 tasty seafood starters, fresh homemade pasta recommended by Marco obviously.........allo scoglio. Then a lovely desert on the house plus as much liquor as we could possibly drink! All for... More

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Burgundy
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After the many good reviews we tried this place from the NH Bellini. There was a family occasion on, but even so, he service was slow. We live in France so are happy with a relaxed pace, but we both lost out appetite by the time our main courses arrived. Good job too as the risotto was not cooked properly.... More

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