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Ristorante Alberto

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Italian, Chowder
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Via Ghibellina, 95, 98123 Messina, Sicily, Italy
090 712057
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very pleasant surprise, a stand-out experience

We arrived in Messina after 10 hours train travel, tired and looking for a quick snack. Alberto 'seduced us', into having a 3 course meal due to the excellence of the service, food & wine. We had a great night out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Messina after 10 hours train travel, tired and looking for a quick snack. Alberto 'seduced us', into having a 3 course meal due to the excellence of the service, food & wine. We had a great night out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had the raw fish & seafood antipasto, pepper mussels, lobster linguine & seafood linguine. We've dined at some amazing places over Southern Italy & Sicily over three weeks and the raw fish & seafood dish is the best we've had so far in terms of variety & flavour (could’ve been colder though but I may be comparing to sashimi).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in Messina overnight and luckily we came across this restaurant here on Trip Advisor! If you are looking for a great meal and enthusiastic and passionate service this is the place to go to. One of the best dining experiences if you are looking for genuine and authentic Sicilian cuisine. A must if you're ever in Messina.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had to pass through Messina unexpectedly due to the A-19 highway closure. Knowing we'd only have one meal there we wanted to choose well. Using Trip Advisor we chose Alberto. From the classy decor to the personal attention to the excellent food and wine, our Pranzo was just what we needed in the middle of a long day on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We really enjoyed the wine and the food. Especially the seafood pasta and the scallopini The owners served us with great care and attention

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We arrived to Messina from Taormina to get a ship to go to Stromboli and unfortunately we had to stay some hours here. This lunch was maybe the only positive thing staying in Messina. I checked Tripadvisor and definitely decided to go to this restaurant being Nr. 1 with helpful reviews. When we arrived no one was eating in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just went for an evening meal. Prosecco came with the cover, everything white and beige. Secluded corners. A romantic location which felt special at a normal price. We are still talking about the sharing-plate of fish starter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with a very warm welcome. Starters were excellent (photo). After so much fish at the starter I ordered a meat main and to be honest I had to force it down and eventually gave up it was not good at all . My wife had the fillet of groupper which was lovely. However she was charged €25 which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visit Sicily almost every month,but it's my first time by Alberto. I have to say it's simply the best in Messina,very nice atmosphere, amazing food,perfect.Hope to visit again next month.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visit Sicily almost every month,this restaurant is really recommended, almost everything is perfect.I love the Lobster Pasta,unforgettable.

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Address: Via Ghibellina, 95, 98123 Messina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 090 712057
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Messina
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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  • Address: Via Ghibellina, 95, 98123 Messina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Messina
  • Phone Number: 090 712057

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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