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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 328
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 27
    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
Well worth a visit

We went to this restaurant by chance and really enjoyed the experience. We had the set three course meal which was well portioned and balanced. The local wine was lovely. The service was excellent in a pleasant modern decor. It was well worth €90 for two including wine water and bread. V and p... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Paul C
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County Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant by chance and really enjoyed the experience. We had the set three course meal which was well portioned and balanced. The local wine was lovely. The service was excellent in a pleasant modern decor. It was well worth €90 for two including wine water and bread. V and p Ireland.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Based on previous TripAdvisor reviews on the restaurant’s ability to cater to vegetarians, I visited this place twice for dinner. The service was excellent on both occasions (although this might be because there was a small number of customers present). The staff spoke good English and they were flexible in compiling dishes to suit my dietary requirements. The standard €2... More 

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Catania, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stumbling around Catania we happend to find this little gem. The wines are wonderful, the staff and owner are very nice, and the decor is very unique. I love the plants on the wall of the first floor! The food was fresh and so delicious, I was blown away. I would highly recomend thisrestaurant! Would return in aheartbeat!

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Kirkland, Washington
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28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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9 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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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
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56 helpful votes 56 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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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 43
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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?