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Tale

P.zza dei Martiri, 5 ang. via Terranova, 7, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 296 8312
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Ranked #60 of 515 restaurants in Catania
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta, Chowder
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I am from Sicily and as a Sicilian I know what Sicilian meal means. This is surely one of the best restaurant in my city where you can find a proper Sicilian food made with good ingredient and properly cooked. The waiter is highly competent. I appreciated also the menu distinct by city. On each city you can find the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

The night we dined at Tale, we were the only foreigners. The restaurant was fully booked by locals, families and business people. Easy to understand why: the quality of the food is amazing. The waiter is old-school and highly competent; his approach should not be misunderstood as arrogant, as he does an excellent job, but rather as pride in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

SERVICE Was the worst ever had in a life time, rude, not friendly and very cold! We went with our Child and they treated us like we were beggers, food Was good but not eceptional and price very high!

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

This is a "barn of a place" and though they have tried to give it some character with musical instruments on the wall - character is hard to attain. Perhaps there could be a bit more atmosphere if the lighting was dimmer! The food is excellent though and can't be faulted as was the service. ONLY open in the evenings... More

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Catania, Italy
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

It's a nice restaurant unfortunally placed in not a good position in Catania. I have to say that the pizza was good (but I had better in catania)..but the waiters were nice but the service vvvvveryyyyyyyyy slow...we waited too much to eat. the price are a little bit expensive in my opinion.

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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

This place had great pizza! The service was prompt and the waiters friendly. It was a relaxed vibe and the wine was tasty. We can't even decide if we should try a new place or not because it was so good!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Have been travelling through Italy for 4weeks & have had our share of good & bad restaurants. The restaurant is fresh and inviting, the staff were very helpful to 2 non-italian speakers - the menu is in italian - and even offered us different wines to try. The food was delicious & the portions generous. This would have to be... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Owned by a local family, Talé offers you a great taste of real Sicilian cuisine. Welcoming as only sicilians can be, the family and the whole staff will always be available and ready to satisfy all your needs. Super fresh fish and great wines characterized this elegant open-space close to the city center of one of the most beautiful cities... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I was on holiday in catania last week, have advised me to visit this restaurant. I was really good, the staff was really friendly and I ate very well. Fresh fish, warm bread, very good wine! Congratulations to Dr. Toti

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