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Vineria Picasso

Piazza Ogninella,4/5, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
+39-347-8632282
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Ranked #80 of 512 restaurants in Catania
Price range: $26 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
2 reviews
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The antipasti buffet was excellent and so Tagliatelle with almond and pistachio cream. The wine selection above the expectation and the price reasonable. High recommended, if available, at the end of your meal some fico d'india...sweet and refreshing !

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Pasta with pistacchios and mushrooms really good. Had a good and different, but sicilian, dinner. Everything we ordered was good, the meat and salad, too.

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Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I had delicious pasta with porcini mushrooms and pistachios here. House wine wasn't great. Service was over-stretched (but it was a busy night in August). A touch on the pricey side, but the quality of the food probably justifies it.

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