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Tale

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Chowder, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Pub
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Piazza Dei Martiri, 5, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 296 8312
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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
OK place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
BarbaraNairobi
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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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Darlington
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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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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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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Additional Information about Tale

Address: Piazza Dei Martiri, 5, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 296 8312
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 17 - 65
Cuisine: Chowder, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Pub

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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 - 65
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Pub

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
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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