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

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  • 57
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just ok.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
twinzmom_12
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Luling, Louisiana
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  • Late Night
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Luling, Louisiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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79 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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St. Clement, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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portsmouth
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you get the right table in this place the views are stunning. Looking out over the bay you can watch the sea lapping the shore. But the food is only average unfortunately, nothing to write home about. Fish was cooked quite well, nothing special, and the tiramisu was just ok. No better than a supermarket one in England. Better... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Everyone was friendly and the food was great with a reasonable price. You could tell everyone works hard so guests have a great experience and holiday there. The ambiance is also a plus with the view of the sea.

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Marsascala, Malta
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited Cefalu for 6 hours and after a couple of hours sightseeing we started searching for a place to eat. The good thing is that most restaurants do have a priced menu on display at the entrance so one can compare. We thought that €9 for a plate of spaghetti alle vongole and same price for seafood risotto was... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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