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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

Via Aloi, 50, Catania, Sicily, Italy
0952162222
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Ranked #4 of 552 restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $34
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Amsterdam
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Popular, friendly, simple. Tasty food for a fair price (€ 30 for three course and half a ltr house wine and a caffè). O.k. when you stay in a hotel nearby, not really a place to go out of your way for. Location uptown, not in lively historic center, but a neighborhood where at least you can avoid the "tourist... More

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Malta
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Authentic food and fantastic service... and a desert to die for! All dishes were excellent but the Scoglie con Mandorle is something you must try here. A dining experience thanks to a very welcoming staff. Good portions, reasonably priced. You should try this one if you're in Catania and up to good food.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We are still touring Sicily but this is already our term of comparison. As Italians, we knew what to expect, but this place blew our expectations away. The linguine with almond and cozze are fantastic, but pretty much anything we tried was great. If you are in a hurry or american, take a deep breath before entering: the pace and... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Ruffiana located in the back streets of Catania has long been known to the locals as the best value for money restaurant in town. The quality of the food is second to none at half the price of the ristos in poshier areas. Don't miss this one! We were seven persons hosted by a born and bred catanian who... More

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Geneva
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After two weeks in Sicily, we've found the diamond of Sicilian cooking. It doesn't look like much - for a moment we thought we'd come to the wrong place. But the food is authentic and excellent. The seafood antipasti is a range of 10 different local dishes - a starter large enough for two... or three! The pasta was salted... More

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Turin, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Marco is the best waiter I have had the pleasure to know. Informative, pleasant, always stayed just long enough at the table plus we were treated like royalty. Wonderful food, 10 tasty seafood starters, fresh homemade pasta recommended by Marco obviously.........allo scoglio. Then a lovely desert on the house plus as much liquor as we could possibly drink! All for... More

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Burgundy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After the many good reviews we tried this place from the NH Bellini. There was a family occasion on, but even so, he service was slow. We live in France so are happy with a relaxed pace, but we both lost out appetite by the time our main courses arrived. Good job too as the risotto was not cooked properly.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you stay in Catania you have to try it! It was a great starters and Pasta (very big portion!). The desert was offered. It is better book a table Even if you are in few people.

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The excellent reviews on tripadvisor are fully justified. We had no reservation, but we were lucky enough to get the last available table on a Friday night. We took both types of starters: antipasti di terre and di mare…10 types of antipasti for each, very tasty and good quality ingredients. I would recommend though taking only one platter, as it's... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

we ate lunch here on our first day in Catania, and it was so tasty we decided to come back the next evening for dinner. we tried 2 different pasta dishes, penne a la Norma which was very fresh and tasty, and a pasta scoglio (fish) with flakes of almonds. ..beautiful. For dinner we had the antipasti of fish which... More

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