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Catania Via A. di Sangiuliano, 207, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #38 of 540 restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Chowder
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
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472 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
1 review
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Recife, PE
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We had en enjoyable meal in this restaurant in the centre of Catania. The quality of both food and service was very good. My veal steak was enormous and tasty. Recommended.

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Annecy, France
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253 reviews 253 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The menu presented is very interesting, with a variety of unusual flavors. We enjoyed our choices. The wine proposed was delicious. The restaurant is creatively decorated with its wall of living plants and interesting lighting. We were pleasantly pleased; however, we thought the final bill was a bit too high (deserts are too expensive) for what you get.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had dinner here the first week of October. We planned our trip for months and this restaurant was one of my picks based upon Trip Advisor reviews. It also came recommended by someone who used to live in Catania. This is a small but stylish restaurant. We were pleased with the service, the wine and the appetizers. The eggplant... More

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Catania, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to this restaurant last Friday, October 11 2013. We had reserved a table for 4 (my wife and 2 kids and I) for 9.00 pm and we found our table waiting for us. The waiter was real kind and attentive and within 15 minutes we had ordered our meal. We each had a first course with two very... More

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