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Tale

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Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta, Chowder
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Piazza Dei Martiri, 5, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 296 8312
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 255
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
One of the best in Catania, don't miss this place.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2014
ChilliTinkles
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Darlington
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Darlington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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75 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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 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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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
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176 reviews 176 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
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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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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 - 67
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta, Chowder

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
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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