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Vineria Picasso

Piazza Ogninella,4/5, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
+39-347-8632282
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Ranked #87 of 566 Restaurants in Catania
Price range: $26 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
Description: The restaurant “Picasso”, opened in 1991, serves traditional Sicilian dishes and more than 350 different Sicilian types of wine bottles. Over the years the local has become the reference point of the enogastronomy in the historical center of Catania. The local offers an excellent buffet of starters. The first courses are particularly recommended. The menu includes second courses consisting in fish and meat.
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It is located near the center of Catania. We paid 20 euros and the food was nice. In the end they offered us a free canollo, which was excellent!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had the mixed starter which I have to say was fantastic, the mains we had however were decidly average and a bit of a let down to be honest after the starters. All in all though if you are near by I would suggest giving it a look in but there are better and cheaper places in the vicinity.

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Budapest, Hungary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We originally headed ro Razmataz, but since it was full, with a little luck and the comments here we found Picasso. Tried 3 wines, Isolina, Grillo and a belnd of Syrah and Nero D'Avola upon the waitress ' recommendation. The red was really outstanding and others good too. Go for the antipasti buffet, for six euros it is great value.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Dined here on a Tuesday night on a 1 night stay in Catania. We were looking for another place that turned out to be closed and Vineria Picasso was across the street. We were the first table seated outside in the road at around 8:15PM. We had 5 waiters all to ourselves for a while until other people reluctantly straggled... More

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kansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Vineria Picasso is located very near the center of Catania - it is on a small street and the best place to eat is at one of the street tables. The food is great - service is attentive, and they have an extremely wide selection of wines, through which the waiter will ably guide you. The antipasto table is varied... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The food & service @ Vineria Picasso was excellent on Monday May 13 2013. They catered well to our large group + regulars.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Went there on the advice of our B&B on our first evening in Sicily. We tried the local typical dishes: antipasti, pasta al pistacchio and it all tasted good. The setting of the room was very nice eg walls covered with wine bottles. The disappointment was being recommended the house wine (pretty basic) given the large amount of choice. Good... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very intimate with outstanding food and winelist. Winelist is actually the wine on shelves on the wall. Owner is very wine oriented. Only downside is that the waitstaff when we visited consisted of only one waiter and the owner. It got busy and that delayed things a bit.

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Catania, Italy
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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I have a lot of international friends and business associates who come to Catania and this is where I always take them to eat dinner for an excellent casual meal. Picasso is an upscale trattoria with mom and pop still in the kitchen. That said you won't find better perpared local dishes anywhere else in the city. There's a freshness... More

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Otricoli, Umbria, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I am originally from Catania but lived in England most of my life and had very high expectations for this restaurant that promised to deliver authentic Sicilian food. We waited over an hour for our starters and it was a good two hours before our mains arrived. To make matters worse the waiters and owners were incredibly arrogant and when... More

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