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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

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Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Pasta, Soups
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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
Excellent food with perfect service

I found the place via Trip Advisor as being close to my accommodation and high rated. It was a good choice as the restaurant was fully booked on Saturday evening but they manage to find a table for us. The appetizer mixed fish contains 10 tastes and each of them delicious. I split one portion with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
GratianM
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I found the place via Trip Advisor as being close to my accommodation and high rated. It was a good choice as the restaurant was fully booked on Saturday evening but they manage to find a table for us. The appetizer mixed fish contains 10 tastes and each of them delicious. I split one portion with my wife and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We turned up without booking, they were fully booked but still managed to find room for us, outstanding service, wonderful food, a must if you visit catania.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Trattoria was a nice surprise for us. The typical traditional Sicilian and Italian food plus the great team very attentive to each client. The antipasti mix was very tasteful but too much. If you have the chance do that!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is hands down the best place I ate at during my stay in Catania. Service was good and generous. My group ordered *every* antipasta on the menu... this included a few that did not exist on the menu. Everything was outstanding. Also for entree I tried out the almond sauce pasta, not something I've seen or had in the... More 

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A very local feeling in this restaurant we went early at 8pm and got a table Lots of little extras great local food and wine Can't go wrong Efficient service very professional You feel like you are in a local town in Sicily - that is what it is all about Enjoy

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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

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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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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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, Soups

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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