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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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8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Definitely the best

We ordered the home made sea food linguini. It was delicious! The sauce was very textured but not too dry - powered pumpkin was present. Each bite was full of flavour and I was sad when I had finished the dish. We've eaten in many places around the world, both fine dinning / cheap and cheerful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We ordered the home made sea food linguini. It was delicious! The sauce was very textured but not too dry - powered pumpkin was present. Each bite was full of flavour and I was sad when I had finished the dish. We've eaten in many places around the world, both fine dinning / cheap and cheerful - nothing compares to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The restautant is very good, although I would not rave about it in the same way as other reviewers. It is a bit off the beaten track, although only a few minutes walk of via etna. On arrival, it is unexceptional in appearance, from the outside or inside. The menu is helpful because it is in several languages and there... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a great night at this restaurant. The place had many reservations, and we were lucky there was a spot left. So make a reservation or go there early at night (8 o'clock). We were spoiled by the waiter, receiving bruschette as an appetizer, and torta a cioccolata as a dolce. Furthermore we had marinated tuna, and vitello ai... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are staying in Catania you must eat here one night. It is a genuine Sicilian trattoria serving fresh local food cooked as it should be. The staff are very friendly and the menu is in English (as well as several other languages) which made ordering easy even if your Italian is as absent as mine. If all that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food was fantastic and the staff were friendly. We went there twice during our week-long stay in Catania, and the staff remembered us. They catered to the needs of my friend (gluten-free, vegetarian), rustling up a risotto dish that was not listed on the menu, at her request. They gave us complimentary treats. The portions were huge but they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Seemed like a local restaurant. Server was very kind. Portions were huge. Sicilian style appetizer was very tasty. Shrimp on top of the potato dish was so-so. Norma pasta was good, but kinda salty.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Nothing special ,a real Baaaad experience , it's not a place for the tourists , I didn't feel that we were welcomed No recommended

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

Dear ... "s" of a Mohammed, surely she confuses us with some "not" anonymous local tourist ... You ... because as you know the traveler what remained dissatisfied? ... In fact I'm sure she has never been with us ... and is doing a favor to some of our competitors ... ... There is nothing to report in this his... More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is by far THE BEST experience I have ever had in any of restaurants around the world! The owner is .... Cannot describe it with words. He loves his art, hi loves his food and he makes friends with every customer he happens to have that evening! And he won't rest until you are happy with the food -... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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Additional Information about Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

Address: Via Aloi, 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 216 2222
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Pasta

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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
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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