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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
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 327
    Excellent
  • 178
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 26
    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
Great Sicilian Lunch

Excellent Sicilian food, prepared fresh. Limited menu means they focus on quality. A bit pricey for lunch, but hey...I'm on vacation. Great service, including suggestions for am afternoon of wine tasting. Highly recommend to those who enjoy food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Ian D
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Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
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English first
Kirkland, Washington
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The mixed appetizer plate was the star of the meal...delicious artichokes, eggplant, shrimp and several other small dishes, all done quite well. The main dishes were a huge disappointment by comparison. The seafood lasagna was dry and tasteless, as if made several days earlier. The broadbean purée sour was more successful, although quite bland, the restaurant is trying to be... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Sicilian food, prepared fresh. Limited menu means they focus on quality. A bit pricey for lunch, but hey...I'm on vacation. Great service, including suggestions for am afternoon of wine tasting. Highly recommend to those who enjoy food!

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Aviano, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I ate here with my husband, friend, and her two toddlers. The staff was extremely welcoming and went above and beyond to please us and the children! Great food and wine recommendations with timely service as well. Very engaging and friendly waiter who spoke perfect English. Also, we had the cheesecake for dessert and it was hands down better than... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It was raining hard, I was hungry and I just went in this lovely restaurant. I ordered lasagne with cod and potatoes, and a glass of red Sicilian wine. The food was lovely, the service very good, and nicely decorated.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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, Chowder, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

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?