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Pasticceria Quaranta

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Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
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Piazza Mancini Battaglia,17 / 20, 95126 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 7124893
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7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Tue 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wed - Fri 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 232
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  • 131
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  • 29
    Average
  • 9
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The mecca of gelato al pistacchio

Located in the fishermen village of Ognina, this bar is an institution in the neighborhood. Their gelato al pistacchio is simply delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
Federico P
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Located in the fishermen village of Ognina, this bar is an institution in the neighborhood. Their gelato al pistacchio is simply delicious!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

As a Catania native, having lived in many places, this used to be one of my favourite gelato places. It has now expanded and my fear is that they have become too commercial and are now saving on premium ingredients. I had strawberry and mandarins gelato, definitely one of the worst gelatos I have ever had.

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Thank Mario B
Calgary, Canada
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197 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I went in for the gelato and absolutely loved it. Double scoop on a cone for just 1.90 euros was a great deal too. I brought it outside across the street to eat by the harbour. The area is nice and quiet, less touristy. I came back and bought a few Sicilian sweets to carry away as gifts for friends... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

After a long day touring around Catania with my family this establishment was recommended for its great local food and it didn't disappoint. We didn't actually use the restaurant to sit down as we took our food away but if the restaurant is anything as good as the food then I would highly recommend it. The staff were very friendly... More 

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very disappointed by this place. The ice-cream was ok but no better than a lot of other places in Catania and the cassatina looked good but had a very strange taste and texture. The white icing had a distinctly vegetable oil taste which remains in the mouth for more than an hour afterwards, and the ricotta was compact, flavourless, seemingly... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you came to Catania you must stop in one of the best "gelateria" in town!! Cakes as well are really delightful...”7 Veli” chocolate cake is my favorite taste.

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Naples, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Finally a good place where to eat gelato in Catania! There is not the sea spot but believe me the quality of the gelato it's all worth it!!! Ottimo posto dove mangiare un ottimo gelato, tra i pochi a Catania... Non ci sarà il mare ma ne vale la pena! Buon gelato!

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London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

I was in piazza Teatro Massimo in Catania and noticed a new ice cream shop, since I love godd Ice Cream I decided to stop by. I was amazed to see how many flavours they had on offer and so I tried a cone with two flavours. The staff has is very professional and the way they rest the ice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Mancini Battaglia,17 / 20, 95126 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Neighborhood: Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Phone Number: +39 095 7124893

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?