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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

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Via Aloi, 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 216 2222
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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 91
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  • 30
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  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food. Friendly service.

Feels like a family style restaurant. Decor and surroundings trattoria rather than restaurant. Menu in multiple languages. Easy to order. Friendly and helpful. Good all round meal. Not expensive. Wines by carafe and free liquors mean quite boozy cheap evening. All round good hearty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
drdave10
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Feels like a family style restaurant. Decor and surroundings trattoria rather than restaurant. Menu in multiple languages. Easy to order. Friendly and helpful. Good all round meal. Not expensive. Wines by carafe and free liquors mean quite boozy cheap evening. All round good hearty recommendation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This one is a wonderful traditional trattoria, with excellent food and service at a great price. The music is not loud and it was just intimate, not a lot of people on this sunday evening. We had free bruschetti and dessert, plus a discount for... having a great time! The cook must be one hell of a professional, the grilled... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Helped us not to over order. Food delicious. Complementary cake and limoncello. Lovely atmosphere. Thank you!

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New York, NY
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Food disappointing, no real noteworthy dishes. Spacious interior and very friendly, welcoming service.

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Giv'atayim, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Good food, excellent value for money and nice local wine...me and a friend eate a great pasta which was very good, and also their antipasti was nice. We also got a desert and a lemonchello on the house...

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Zagreb, Croatia, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Having read the reviews, I must say that I expected a bit more. I ordered pasta with seafood but it lacked spices and my boyfriend had porcini pasta and it was very tasty. However, the portions are huge and the prices are great. The hosts were really kind and offered us complimentary cakes and limocello, which we really appreciated.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

It is hard to find the right words to describe this trattoria. It was really the best we had been in Catania maybe even in Sicily but not sure yet since we have not completed our trip yet :). I had a grilled fresh fish of the day, which was a gilt-head bream and my boyfriend had grilled squid, they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice place, very good service. Unforrunately after the antipasti and the first course there was no capacity left for the meat ;). There was complimentary desert! Price was alos fully fair.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Make sure you have a reservation. I showed up by myself, there were multiple empty tables yet they could not accommodate me. Very disappointing. It is not an easy place to find and parking is scarce.

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cataniaruffiana, Proprietario at Trattoria Catania Ruffiana, responded to this review

Good morning Mr. David M .... (admitted that his review is truthful ....) ..... Sorry that it has not found a place in our restaurant .... unfortunately the tables were all booked (we are here to work !!!!) I'm sorry too, that she, just for not having found a place, judge us "Bad" ... ..... ONLY FOR NOT HAVING FOUND... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food, 3 courses including wine and water for 27€. Unbeatable value, great ambience and attentive waiting staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Aloi, 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 216 2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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