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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

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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, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 937
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  • 401
    Very good
  • 142
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
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
Great Dinner!!! Great Service!!!

Everything is superb! Pasta and Calamari fritta we ordered is very good! House wine is also good. Simply perfect dinner for us.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Doo Heon S
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South Korea
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South Korea
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is superb! Pasta and Calamari fritta we ordered is very good! House wine is also good. Simply perfect dinner for us.

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1 Thank Doo Heon S
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a Tripadvisor check before selecting this place for our dinner and it was a great choice! This restaurant is a small family run business. They seem to care for each customer in the best possible way. Staff members are helpful, the do their best to find you a table but, taking into account the number of guests we... More 

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1 Thank AnnaM-PGS
Adelaide, Australia
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trattoria was recommended to us by our hotel and we were very glad. We arrived at about 8pm on a cold wet Tuesday night and the restaurant was already half full, it was full shortly thereafter. We were given bruschetta on arrival as part of the cover charge as well as crusty bread. We ordered pasta which were both... More 

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2 Thank browney237
Sakon Nakhon, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Family run restaurant, best pasta I've ever had. We kept returning here! They have a menu with several languages on, bruschetta to start and warm chocolate brownies and shots to end with! Always busy so I'd recommended trying to book. They answer emails too if your Italian isn't up to scratch!

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1 Thank Parklife88
Singen, Germany
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We have been there with my fiancee and have enjoyed a simple but tasty food. Be careful though that the amount served is large and therefore I advise you not to eat at least two days before you go there 😉 The price was fair not cheap. Enjoy

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1 Thank Jerome K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I had dinner qith friends in this place attracked by the positive reviews but honestly I left disappointed. Good starters but terrible first dishes: no flavour at all and very watery..... We have choosen for traditional dishes and for the specialty of the day..... both below the acceptable level.

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cataniaruffiana, Proprietario at Trattoria Catania Ruffiana, responded to this review
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" MPARI LUCA " ( compare Luca )...... Non sappiamo ancora di quale ristoratore siano compari certi recensori...!!!! ( spero... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I really don't understand the 29 negative reviews of this wonderful restaurant. The service was on point and very amicable. We made a reservation in advance and didn't have any problems, now the food..... its extremely good quality and abundant. They take time in between plates so you can have time to chat and enjoy your wine (wine selection is... More 

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3 Thank Mario C
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

looking for local flavor and after reading several reviews, we made reservations for our last night in Catania. Everything was prepared so well. From start to finish. Our headwaiter 'Miguel' was helpful in our choices and we were not disappointed. suggest to make reservations which we did by email, just an hour from their 8 pm opening,and it helped.

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Spain
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had an amazing meal here! The ingredients were new and delicious, and just felt so authentic. The staff was really nice, the chef came came out to suggest some dishes. To top it all off, they served us a delicious dessert. I wish I would have eaten here more times. Definitely go here if you are in Catania, for... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We went to this place, because it was close to where we stayed and had a lot of positive feedback. We took the full menu (starter, Primi and Secundi) and all our food was very good. Especially the sea food starters have been amazing. The portions are of a good size, which means, you probably are not able to finish... 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, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?