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Piazza Dei Martiri, 5, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 296 8312
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4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Tale enjoys an excellent location in the center of Catania, close to...
The Tale enjoys an excellent location in the center of Catania, close to the central train station. Martyrs' Square is the crossroads for major urban and suburban roads. Ample parking (including buses) surrounding the palace Ferrarotto (Great monument of Liberty Catania nineteenth century), which insists on building the restaurant. Only genuine food meat fish and pizza.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Very pleasant outside eating area. Had the best veal steak ever, with grilled vegetables. Waiter's wine recommendations were perfect - for me! Avoid sitting by the speakers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant outside eating area. Had the best veal steak ever, with grilled vegetables. Waiter's wine recommendations were perfect - for me! Avoid sitting by the speakers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went for dinner in a group tour, but the food quality is surprisingly good, has an alfresco portion which was breezy in the summer heat. Recommended.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Given the good previous reviews, this was a disappointing experience. An order for 2 drinks took 15 minutes before they arrived, the food took far longer than it should have done, the bill (and then a waiter with the card machine) took an age to turn up. The food itself was good but it feels like the restaurant is being... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had a good dinner here. pizza was good, as was the pasta, and the dessert. friendly staff. A bit noisy acoustics. A bit on the expensive side. Good wine by the glass.A bit a messy menu.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

So...where do we start? Offered us gluten-free pasta only to find later that was not possible. Menu looked good, even clever, as it was divided into specialties of different Sicily provinces, but it took 20 min to get our order in. We should have left then. 1 hour and 45 minutes after we sat down some of our food arrived.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Outstanding food and wine... Good atmosphere. Did not speak great English but still tried to help us when ordering the wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Dined here for a special occasion on saturday night. The hotel had phoned ahead to make a reservation for me at 10pm. When we arrived we had a lovely table in the corner outside. Staff we very helpful and friendly. The owner was taking me through the fresh fish of the day. I chose sea bream which was superb and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had a great meal. Great atmosphere, staff and food. Worth a visit while in Catania if you want a relaxed, traditional meal. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

As is often the case, we arrived "early" for dinner while the staff was still eating. Nevertheless, we were greated with smiles and had good service. The food was excellent and we appreciated the way portions were split for us. A very pleasant meal

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This place is very reasonable priced for food and drink. Has a separate bar area for before or after dinner drinks. Lovely staff and the owner is very hands on with the service. Nicely themed local decor and is well patronised by local people. Menu is themed on regions of Sicily as are the wines. Bottles of wine start from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Dei Martiri, 5, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 296 8312

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 68
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pub, Pasta, Soups

Description

The Tale enjoys an excellent location in the center of Catania, close to the central train station. Martyrs' Square is the crossroads for major urban and suburban roads. Ample parking (including buses) surrounding the palace Ferrarotto (Great monument of Liberty Catania nineteenth century), which insists on building the restaurant. Only genuine food meat fish and pizza.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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