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Il Cirneco

Via Filippo Corridoni 37c, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 310953
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Ranked #172 of 559 Restaurants in Catania
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Catania, Sicilia, Italy
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Il Cirneco closed about a year ago, and has been replaced by a Thai / Brazilian fusion restaurant. Sounds crazy, but the food is good, and the ambience great. Worth a visit if you've had enough of traditional Sicilian.

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

There are those places, which you are predestined to find. Cirneco is one of them. We were just wandering in the city, knowing nothing about it, letting our instincts to find a place, where we could eat, and we arrived at cirneco. It was a bit early, round half past seven, we were the only guests at the beginning, so... More

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Leistal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Found this one tucked away in a side street from tripadvisor. Lovely cosy atmosphere, limited number of tables, and really fabulous food. One of those places which chooses to offer a smaller menu, but does it very, very well. Well frequented by locals, which always says a lot. Wine on the menu came in "red" or "white" options: no pretension... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I had dinner twice at this lovely, family run restaurant after finding it purely by chance. The menu selections change frequently and were a refreshing change after all the pizza/pasta of Italy. The staff are all very friendly and advise as to the best menu choices. As a woman travelling alone (on business)I felt very comfortable here and will definitely... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We are a family of four who stumbled upon this place while wandering around in Catania. Erico and Paula were amazing hosts who helped us navigate the menu and select the choicest antipasti and seafood pasta. Each one of us enjoyed our dinner, and inspite of getting tempted to try out other recommendations, we returned the next day too for... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Just off the busy Via Umberto in Via Filippo Corridoni, you can discover some really special Italian food. Tired of the everyday fare on offer in most trattorias and restaurants, then why don't you try the local specialities prepared by the excellent chef Renato of Il Cirneco? Named after the cirneco of Etna, a small Sicilian-bred dog with big paws... More

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Bruxelles, Belgique
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I went two times on holidys in Catania and want to recommend you this simple restaurant where the food is really refined and delicious ; fresh fish, authentic pasta receipes, fresh seasonal products, I had twice an excellent dinner, in this lovely restaurant ; there is a small terrace outside, the music is well selected , and you will taste... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Me and my friend went to Il Cirneco after reading the reviews here on Tripadvisor and I'm not the least sorry we did. We stayed two nights, so the first evening we went to Il Cirneco without booking first, and to our disappointment the whole place was booked for a private event. Fortunately the restaurant was open as usual the... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Only 15 mins from the Place Duomo and near Bellini Park - get your hotel to direct you, and do make a booking as it is a small place. Shortish menu but beatifully presented and very different and modern food, but based on the sicilian theme. Good balance between richness and volume, and seafood that really (no - really) tastes... More

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Manchester
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We visited Catania at New Year 2012 and chanced upon this fabulous ristorante. In short Il Cirneco is everything that a great restaurant should be. Paolo and his staff are knowledgeable and welcoming, the atmosphere is elegant and chic, and the food, well it is simply AMAZING. We ordered to start the Baccala, Chestnut and Pomegranate Salad which was a... More

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