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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

Via Aloi, 50, Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 216 2222
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Ranked #5 of 559 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Brighton
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, combining tradition and imagination. The antipasto were especially great. Portions are generous so take care not to over-order. You may need to book on Fridays and Saturdays, even off-season, but less busy other days.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went here for lunch. We came in a bit early (12:30), which apparently caused considerable stress and arguments between the staff, who remained friendly towards us. The "mountain" anti pasti was very good and the caprese salad was nice enough. My wife's sardines with raisins and breadcrumbs were well prepared, but my gamberoni were not fresh (snotty, probably frozen).... More

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

. Dear reviewer, Thank you for appreciating our food, and we are sorry for his carelessness .... In fact, in the menu that she has consulted the prawns are marked with an asterisk (*) as a frozen product .... The fresh prawns, (.... lobsters and lobsters), we use them only on reservation and they would pay € 35.00 per share.... More

Zurrieq, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited this restaurant through positive reviews on TripAdvisor and was surely happy with the choice. The service was excellent, Mirko was really helpful guiding us in English. Food was delicious and the portions were very generous. I took a set menu which consisted of an antipasta, first plate, second plate and wine for just 27EUR which was really worth... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Catania Ruffiana is a traditional local restaurant. Not really visited by tourist but by locals. We were well served and helped. Food was tasty. decor is traditonal and certainly not trendy.

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Thanks to trip adviser we tried this restaurant absolutely fab, we were greeted with smiles all round, the 10 piece fish taster starter was gorgeous, and the veal was great. The extras they give you.... cake and shot was a great surprise and very tasty also... would highly recommend and you wont be ripped off prices very reasonable. Best thing... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Try the seafood starters! Very creative and lots of variations. Excellent pasta and very good wines. The ambiente is nice and the waiters are customer focused. Definitely a place to visit several times.

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Valletta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have been to Catania more than 20 times and on each occassion I try to find a good authentic Italian restaurant. Searching for a good italian fish restaurant in Catania on tripadvisor, I got intrigued by the listing of Catania Ruffiana. As my usual tactics I only consider restaurants with high amount of reviews, obviously with good ratings. I... More

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Giardini Naxos, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

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

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