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Il covo del pirata

Via Vittorio Emanuele 59, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #32 of 85 restaurants in Cefalu
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely location, decent service, however, the food was poor. The veal was tough and although I left all on my plate,no wait staff asked why. Don't waste your time or money. There are plenty of other great restaurants in Cefalú.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Book a table on the sea terrace. Good food at a reasonable price. Staff were very friendly and the service was excellent

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Despite being overtly tourist orientated (the name is a clue) this is actually a very good restaurant. The tagliatelle bolognese is possibly one of the best I have tasted. Friendly staff and good service. If you plan a visit book a table on the small balcony, it's worth the effort.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great setting by the sea, we got a table right by an open window so listened to the sea lapping below us throughout the meal. Good service & great food.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was lunch time. The restaurant is part of a lovely old building next to the interesting medieval lavatoro. We had a table by a little porthole-like window looking out over the sea. We both had a plate of Pasta Sarde which was excellent. Service was excellent and the price reasonable. We would have gone back if we had stayed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Family with three children who were well met and served; good service, tasty food (the tuna pasta was excellent), fair price, the view is impeccable.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stumbled on this place when we went down to see the ancient laundry in Cefalu. We were able to get a table on a balcony overlooking the sea but in the shade, which was perfect. We had two seafood pasta dishes, both excellent and good value for the quality. Service was good.

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Catania, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Fun place to eat with a tiny little balcony that extends right over the water. Great view at sunset! Food and wine were good, staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Called in for a lunch and were lucky enough to be given a balcony seat with a fabulous sea view. The service was friendly and helpful and our waiter spoke excellent English. The mussels starter we chose was the best we have ever tasted - they were fresh and delicious. Same can be said for the clams in the volgone... More

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Vienna
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This restaurant is what mouths were made for!... The Chef cooks with such wonderful pride, the waiters are elegant & charming, the terrace view will take your breath away, the attention to detail that can turn ANY evening into something memorable are a welcome courtesy here. Could anyone ask for more?

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