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ETNEA 218 | presso UNA HOTEL PALACE, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #68 of 512 restaurants in Catania
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The ETNEA ROOF, an “à la carte” restaurant, is on the 7th floor, 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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96% Recommend
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Let me point out that I only had an aperitivo here, I didn't stay for dinner in the restaurant. The aperitivo is 10 euros for a cocktail (or wine, etc.) and there's a buffet thrown in. Great food, great quality (not always true of Italian aperitivi), and the staff are very warm and friendly. Plus the view is great!

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Kranenburg, Germany
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Service is slow and uninterested, the food is average at best. The view of the Etna is the best aspect of the restaurant. (See my Una Hotele Palace review)

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

Dear Sir, thank you for having dedicated some of your precious time to provide twice your feedback on Tripadvisor, allowing us to monitor our services quality. We have already taken note of your opinion and we were pleased that you pointed out some elements that you did not feel were up to our restaurant high standards. However, we would like... More

15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Located at the top of the UNA Palace hotel on via Etnea Catania, this rooftop bar and restaurant has views of the city to mount Etna.

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Washington, DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed in the hotel and decided to eat at Etnea because I wanted to check out the rooftop view. Dinner starts late by American standards (8:00) and don't assume (like I did!) that you can just keep your table if you go up for a drink before 8:00. Make a reservation. The food was incredibly delicious and the staff... More

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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We dined at the Etnea Roof Restaurant twice during our stay in Catania. We couldn't fault the food or the professionalism of staff on both occasions. Marco and Giorgio were great on our last night as was the female waitress who looked after us on our first night. The view is of course amazing and the ambience of the lounge... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The perfect restaurant in Sicily with amazing view but I disliked the prices that are to expensive. Amazing staff & friendly & went during my stay at this hotel.

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Best place in town to have lunch or dinner. Refreshing place with excellent view on the mount Etna and excellent food! Also friendly service and attentionate chef.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

A lovely place for an afternoon coffee or beer after wandering round Catania. Lovely view of Etna, friendly staff and the prices are not too steep. The dinner menu is also very good.

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