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Via Vittorio Emanuele 59, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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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 Treasure Trove of taste

We ate twice at this restaurant during our two week stay in Cefalu. The table on the balcony on our second visit gave us a delightful view over the sea as the sun set. The restaurant has a pleasant ambiance and the food is well cooked and tasty. There was no urgency to finish and move on so people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Enjoyed pesce ragu with pasta, lovely view, good service, delicious food. Waiter suggested the meal, no problems sitting solo. Love the sea side terrace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Among the best in Cefalu Small balcony just above the water, and you can entern from the medival washing stairs:) Are Atheir fish of the day, deep Fries babysquids, fabulous!!

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woodley stockport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate twice at this restaurant during our two week stay in Cefalu. The table on the balcony on our second visit gave us a delightful view over the sea as the sun set. The restaurant has a pleasant ambiance and the food is well cooked and tasty. There was no urgency to finish and move on so people lingered... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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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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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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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