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ETNEA ROOF

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Via Etnea 218 | presso UNA HOTEL PALACE, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 250 5024
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The ETNEA ROOF, an "a la carte" restaurant, is on the 7th floor offers...
The ETNEA ROOF, an "a la carte" restaurant, is on the 7th floor offers guests a unique view of Mount Etna and the city rooftops, serving Sicilian specialities and fresh fish as well as a wide selection of wines from our cellars to enjoy with your meal. From here you can enjoy a unique and spectacular view of the roofs of the city as well as the outline of Mount Etna to the north and a glimpse of the sea to the south.
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Good for:
Romance
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar Buffet is Fabulous

Had the bar buffet with two of my friends. You can go up as often as you like. The food was varied and delicious and was plenty to make a dinner out of. They even brought us out a small dish of mini pastries when we were finished (they don't move you along...you can stay as long as you like).... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Ladythrowback
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Massachusetts, USA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Catania, Italy
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Amazing view of mount Etna and Via Etnea, I spend a great evening with friends having pre-dinner drinks and the buffets that comes with it. The food offer is of a good quality but not enough selection. The service was great.

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UNAHotelPalace, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at ETNEA ROOF, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you very much for providing us your opinion about your positive experience at the American bar in our Etnea Roof terrace, our special location with amazing view to the historical city centre and the Mt. Etna, where our guests can also enjoy delicious drinks and cocktails, accompanied by snacks. Then, you and your friends also chose to... More 

Massachusetts, USA
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Had the bar buffet with two of my friends. You can go up as often as you like. The food was varied and delicious and was plenty to make a dinner out of. They even brought us out a small dish of mini pastries when we were finished (they don't move you along...you can stay as long as you like).... More 

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canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We did not have a meal in this restaurant but for 10 euros you get a drink and a buffet for apperitivo. There was so much food which left no room at all for dinner. Great value! Fantastic views of the Etna. Definitely good value for money.

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New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The hotel staff was SO helpful. They helped my husband with purchasing a bouquet of flowers and when we arrived at the restaurant the restaurant staff had set up our table beaufifully. Their service was great and we really enjoyed our meal. Excellent view of Catania and the Mt. Etna, but it is better before sunset, so you can actually... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Gorgeous view of Mount Etna and the happy hour was wonderful. I also ate breakfast here one morning it was so so. I prefer the free breakfast in the hotel. Would recommend dinner and happy hour at the Etnea roof

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UNAHotelPalace, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at ETNEA ROOF, responded to this review

Dear Madame, thank you very much for appreciating our gorgeous and exclusive location of the Etnea Roof and recommending our food & beverage delicious services such as happy hour performed every day from 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm and tasty meals not only for at dinner but also at lunch so that our guests can enjoy specialities and amazing city... More 

Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Attentative service at lunch and in the bar. The restaurant were not as good as other options in Catania in my opinion.

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Reading
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful view of Mount Etnea and great food and drink to go with it. Lovely staff, it is a place you must visit for the view.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Food is expensive compared to local restaurants but it is so much better than the local restaurants. Definitely worth a visit if only for one or two evenings.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Though I did not eat but rather had a drink here I think this is a great place for people to meet and do the same. A really nice decorated room with scenic overlooks of the city and Mount Etna set the night off right!

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Silver Lake, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I used trip advisor to find this place & I'm glad I went. The Dinner was great & the wine was very good. I watched over the city as the sun went down with Etna glowing in the background. It made for a really nice relaxing experience. The service was great, I had no issues. I plan on visiting again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Etnea 218 | presso UNA HOTEL PALACE, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 250 5024

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 65
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Scenic view

Description

The ETNEA ROOF, an "a la carte" restaurant, is on the 7th floor offers guests a unique view of Mount Etna and the city rooftops, serving Sicilian specialities and fresh fish as well as a wide selection of wines from our cellars to enjoy with your meal. From here you can enjoy a unique and spectacular view of the roofs of the city as well as the outline of Mount Etna to the north and a glimpse of the sea to the south.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?