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Ciciulena

Catania Via A. di Sangiuliano, 207, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #33 of 547 restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Chowder
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
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York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Safe to say this restaurant was unlike any other we ate in during our week in Catania, very high end, the meals were different to your usual Italian/ Sicilian 'traditional' tourist restaurants and you could tell everything was fresh and well put together, the waiting staff and chefs were excited about the dishes and it showed. We first tried to... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went there on a Saturday night without making a reservation first (we didn't know) but we were served after waiting for a few minutes. The food was very nice and fresh and service was also great. We sit outdoors and next to the kitchen, so we could see everyone working passionately in there! It is an expensive restaurant, but... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Excellent little restaurant beside the hotel we were staying in. Luca and the other waiters could not have been more attentive. We had chicken stuffed with veg and meatballs in lemon for our mains and they were divine. Tiramasu and cheesecake deserts were delicious. I had a bottle of the local brown beer and although dear at 12e it was... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Another fantastic meal (we had 10 or 11 meals during our short stay in Sicily and it's no exaggeration to say that every single one of them was fantastic!). This place is a 10-minute walk from the tourist traps around the Duomo. It's brilliantly modern, with lovely plants inside. The service is terrific, and the food even better. I can't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were passing by when noticed an amazing looking place. Decided to stay for a drink, few hours later tried variety of dishes and accompanying wines. Could not leave because of great warm service (thank you Luca), lovely snacks & mains, and just loved the ambience. Absolutely blown away by the interior design!! One of the "must visit" places in... More

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n ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Fine dining. Admittedly equivalent prices-but a great experience nonetheless. Our party of six had the "Taste of the land" menu- tremendously intense flavours- good wines well matched to the food. If doing again- which I would in a heartbeat- then I would sample single dishes off the main menu. Really interesting food.

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Cologne, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went there alone for lunch. Nice restaurant with cool interior design. The food was really good and freely prepared. they had los of veg options. Also the staff was attentive. Only downside are the rather high prices (for catania)

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Went there with friends, by coincidence, after a delayed flight left us looking for a restaurant at 10 pm. Been many times in Sicily and know their flavors well. In this restaurant they blend the concept of fine dining with traditional cusine. As a starter we enjoyed a trio of vegitarian based antipasti. The pasta was great - spaghetti with... More

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I stopped in for a late lunch. The mussels soup (Pepatina di cozze, 8€) was large with at least 18 shellfish; in a flavorful broth, not a typical soup; Swordfish (16 €) was a reasonable portion, heavily crusted with almonds. The presentation suffered because of lettuce that was a bit brown. Beer is offered including local artisanals but the only... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The service was highly appreciated, very nice and capable people serving with warmth and pride in their business. Our meals were quite good and on experiencing lemon chips, we wondered, "why has no one ever given us these before?" yummy! We would happily return. Quite good value for money as well.

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