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Ciciulena

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$$$
Centro Catania
Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, 207, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
00390958164047
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 358
    Excellent
  • 206
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 33
    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 location and interesting food!

Excellent quality. Friendly staff. Highly recommended for a nice unique Sicilian experience. Make sure you come with plenty of time, since the food is quite unique and takes time to be served. But definitely worth the wait!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Wiz85
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Toronto
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Toronto
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Excellent quality. Friendly staff. Highly recommended for a nice unique Sicilian experience. Make sure you come with plenty of time, since the food is quite unique and takes time to be served. But definitely worth the wait!

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Thank Wiz85
Watford, England, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We went as a group and had a selection of antipasti to start with, followed by individual dishes thereafter. The selection of antipasti was good - there was a mix of hot and cold dishes - all very tasty. I chose a local red-wine, which was fairly light so that it could accompany both meat and fish dishes. This went... More 

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Thank Jens L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Four of us arrived early evening about 7.30pm, before most of the local Catanians start coming our for meals. It was quiet, with a lovely feel to the place, with living walls (plants) and very friendly staff. The food was outstanding - great taste and beautifully presented. And very well priced. We tried a local red wine, recommended by the... More 

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Thank Arthur O
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Good place overall, but not more. The service was very good, but what was in the dish was regular. No surprise and no passion.

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Thank AnnaKKKK
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had an amazing three course meal at Ciciulena. I had the vegetarian options, a gazpacho with beautiful mozzarella, a lovely pasta and a decadent chocolate mousse with berries. The staff were friendly and the vertical garden and restaurant decor is great. Definitely great for a special occasion or just for a lovely dinner.

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1 Thank Emily T
Stuart
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and i ordered a 6 course meal and enjoyed each one. Very authentic and top quality. Friendly staff and owner is very helpful.

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Thank Angela V
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We went here for lunch today and what a delight it was. If you want delicious Sicilian food and welcoming service this is the place to go. The restaurant deco is modern and fun, with a gorgeous vertical garden. For starters we had "street food" and the anchovies pie; main squid ink spaghetti and rabbit ragu tagliatelle. All were amazing... More 

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Thank Kdm87
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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Thank Paul C
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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2 Thank serina2000
Catania, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, 207, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 00390958164047

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 45
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am

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