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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

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Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Pasta
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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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
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Worth the walk from about 5 mins from Via Etna, the starter - 10 sample fish dishes was almost a tasting menu in itself. The two pasta dishes were superb - the squash and artichoke ravioli was exceptional, topped off by all the little extras from the bruschetta on arrival, the free chocolate and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
David C
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Worth the walk from about 5 mins from Via Etna, the starter - 10 sample fish dishes was almost a tasting menu in itself. The two pasta dishes were superb - the squash and artichoke ravioli was exceptional, topped off by all the little extras from the bruschetta on arrival, the free chocolate and limoncello to finish. Great value and... More 

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San Rafael, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Though highly recommended by others, we found our dinners to be unexceptional. Good, but we've had better. Service was fine and the setting was OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I ordered linguini uovo e vonggole, the clams and fish eggs taste so well together with the cherry tomatoes, they even put it in a bowl so it stays warm and also couple could share. Starter and dessert come free, and they taste exceptionally good.

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Pittsburgh
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a destination restaurant. Centrally located but not on the main walking street. The reviews on this place are spot on. Great food and extremely nice staff and you know you are getting truly homemade fresh Sicilian cuisine at a really good value. They even notate on their menu to specifically ask about certain fish being "fresh" as it... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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103 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The design inside is nothing fancy but this family restaurant is very good. Lots of local clients. Menu is in english/german/French. Staff is limited in english but it worked perfectly fine even you dont speak italian.. Friendly service. House wine 3 eur/50cl. Very tasty pasta dishes. Large portions. Antipasti mixed seafood was 10 different small dishes which were all very... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Delicious meals had by all of us and excellent service. I highly recommend a visit here. You will not be disappointed I assure you.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Delicious authentic italian cuisine with a big variety of plates and delicious wines as well! Atmoshere was great as well!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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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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: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Pasta

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?