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Via Vittorio Emanuele 59, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Terrace With a Stunning View!

We had an unforgettable lunch here some few weeks ago. Both the antipasti, zuppa di cozze (clams "soup") and insalatina di polpo (octopus salad), were very good. The past dishes were also very well prepared and tasty. But what made it unforgettable was eating in the terrace. What a stunning view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This small restautant looks out over the sea from almost every table. The food is wonderful traditional sicilian fare, prepared beautifully. The service is great. It is one of those restautants that define a good trip.

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This restaurant is on an ideal location, terrace overlooking the sea side. We ordered a 'pesce spada' (swordfish) and it was excellent. They also have good wines and, normally, a good espresso at the end. Price is adequate for what you get.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had a very enjoyable meal here - great position overlooking the pier and the beach, beautiful sunset. Food was satisfactory, but could do with some garlic! Lots of fish on the menu and some good set menus for one (including carafe of wine) which my husband thorough enjoyed. I had swordfish penne which was fine, portions quite big. Free... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

On my last night in Cefalu, I decided to stay close to my hotel for dinner since it was raining. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make a reservation before I got there so I was prepared to be seated at the worst table in the restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised to be seated beside the window overlooking the water... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We tried to find a restaurant with good reviews and a good sunset view which, as it turns out, is a difficult task! But this fits the bill nicely - with staff who all spoke English (nice for us) and who were all polite, a safely modest menu of fresh food, a beautiful "Pirates Cove" outlook and all for a... More 

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Juiz de Fora
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had an unforgettable lunch here some few weeks ago. Both the antipasti, zuppa di cozze (clams "soup") and insalatina di polpo (octopus salad), were very good. The past dishes were also very well prepared and tasty. But what made it unforgettable was eating in the terrace. What a stunning view: we were literally having lunch over the sea. The... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We found this restaurant while strolling down the streets of old town Cefalu in Sicily. What a delightful find it was. We made reservations for the following night, and despite a bit of cloudiness over the sea, we still experienced dining in an old world type of service and ambiance. The maitre d' recognized that our Italian was limited, so... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had tagliatelle ai fungi my wife veal in Marsala sauce. All very well cooked spiced and seasoned. Location on the sea line overlooking idyllic bay. We went a few years ago second trip would highly recommend to Cefalu visitors.

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forest knolls, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My friends and I ate at Il Covo del Pirata for lunch 3 or 4 times while staying in Cefalu`. The atmosphere is very nice and we were surprised at how reasonable it was for lunch. My favorite thing was a generous portion of grilled calamari which was very tender and well seasoned and it came on a platter with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is a restaurant next to medieval laundry, so visiting this place we went to this restaurant a bit by chance. But of course based on good score on Tripadvisor. And it was fantastic choice. I took fish menu (menu di pesce). As a starter there was a marinated swordfish carpaccio - excellent! As a first course there was a... More 

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Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 59, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cefalu
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 59, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cefalu

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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