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Ciciulena

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Centro Catania
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Catania Via A. di Sangiuliano, 207, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
3922007007
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 322
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great dining experience!

Ok, it's a restaurant specialising in seafood and I'm vegan... It's difficult to find a proper restaurant open at lunch hours in Catania and this one's open, so I thought I would just go. I felt a bit sorry to ask for vegan dishes but they still provided me with options which turned out to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Ok, it's a restaurant specialising in seafood and I'm vegan... It's difficult to find a proper restaurant open at lunch hours in Catania and this one's open, so I thought I would just go. I felt a bit sorry to ask for vegan dishes but they still provided me with options which turned out to be great. I had a... More 

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73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We happened on this place by accident and so happy we did. The wonderful vertical gardens, the quirky furniture make it really special. We ordered a sharing platter for two - Tastes of Sicilly - a wonderful selection of lentils, fried baby squid, pickled veg, broad bean dip, raw grouper and more. Served with a selection of moreish breads -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great food! Great service! Great restaurant! The space is so luminous. Food is delicious. Nicely decorated. Amazing!

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Campinas, SP
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Attracted by the very Sicilian name and a modern interior decoration, we decided to try the restaurant. They present a menu with traditional Sicilian cuisine but with some touch of modernity at presentation. Service was a bit slow but courteous and attentive. To me, it's worth a visit.

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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We always find restaurants on the TA ranking close to our location. Mostly when we compare the score to the real experience it is let’s say ok. And we never write the opinion so really. But this time – todays evening – we decided to share our opinion because the score is NOT even close to reality. Or if you... More 

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Turin, Italy
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13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went yesterday evening with 10 friends Who took the menu with 4 dishes got a very tasty dinner Unfortunately it took more than 2 hours to serve everybody because of some mistake in the kitchen Average we can say good people and skill but quite unorganised at personnel level and probably not enough structured to serve so many guests To... More 

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Florence, Italy
Top Contributor
362 reviews 362 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This restaurant, besides having a very nice look, is delightful to those who want to enjoy Sicilian cuisine, and who want to experience dishes "from territory" different from the more usual ones. We were a group of eight people; I will tell only what I tasted myself, but I feel that my assessment is shared by most of my table... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Excellent Food - traditional Sicilan updated. Good wine and cocktails. Modern and stylish decor with music to match. Young welcoming staff who spoke good English and told us about the local cuisine. We ate there twice during our stay. Not the cheapest but definitely worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Ate here tonight with a few friends and had a really good experience. The food was fresh and vibrant. It had obviously been prepared with care. The service was outstanding - friendly, informative, seriously good. We enjoyed a beautiful rosato wine recommended by staff and it was so good we ordered a second bottle. Little touches like the thoughtful, generous... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had the 14 euro cheese plate .very disappointing low grade bits of cheese and yesterday bread Not worth it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Catania Via A. di Sangiuliano, 207, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 3922007007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 43
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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