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Via Vittorio Emanuele 59, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch with a view

Their mixed seafood both fried and grilled were good. The view is really great. I wasn't the best meal I've ever had but I would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Their mixed seafood both fried and grilled were good. The view is really great. I wasn't the best meal I've ever had but I would go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Cosy place, very friendly people, service was great! We had 'spada' which is sword fish, Primi portions are quite big, so we had troubles finishing it. The location is perfect! Very nice atmosphere! Food not the best we've had in Sicily, but definetly worth it!

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Luling, Louisiana
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54 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had lunch here based on the recommendation of a tour guide. The food was a mixed bag. The eggplant parmigiana was delicious, but the shrimp pasta was lackluster. The view was very nice, but service was average.

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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Would have liked to have ate out on the balcony if the weather has been warmer as the view was amazing waiter was very good but found the food to be average had the fish with lemon sauce fish was nice but too much sauce over powered it my husband said his pasta was ok nothing special house wine was... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place trades entirely off its location. Very pretty overlooking the sea. Service is Ok but food is average at best. Dishes of the day were both overcooked and bland and pasta dishes were big on pasta and short of everything else. Very poor wine list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant by chance as one of the entrances is adjacent to the Lavatoio Medievale, an ancient washing place for clothes, with a natural underground stream running through. We had table 13 (didn't find this out 'til after when speaking with Il Patron(?). Beautifully sited in a floor to ceiling window - open - looking out onto... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely little restaurant looking over the sea. We had a table on the outside balcony that has great views, and the service was friendly and efficient. The food is tasty but nothing exceptional. Unfortunately they got our starter order wrong, so we ended up having something different to what we ordered. Overall this is a nice place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Had lunch here one afternoon. Sat outside. The view was to die for. The food was ok but nothing exceptional.The house wine was good and the service was good. Cant say I would go back there given the chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband found this restaurant while I was occupied taking photos in the adjacent, medieval laundry (which is a cool place to visit!). One door to the restaurant leads off the stair to the laundry. There he found this lovely restaurant with a balcony and windows that look over the sea. By the time we sat down to eat it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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