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Via Porta Giudecca 62 / A, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
0921 424409
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: wonderful place for a romantic diner or lunch, mediterranean food, fresh...
wonderful place for a romantic diner or lunch, mediterranean food, fresh fish , great and professional service and beautiful seaview
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 105
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    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect place to get away from the tourist traps....

Take that extra stroll up the hill overlooking Cefalu, it's totally worth it. You get away from the tourist charm of the shops and waterfront restaurants to a sea overlook that is undisturbed by tourists. We had the freshest and best seafood of our entire trip here., The sea urchin pasta and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Skuzy
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San Carlos, California
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  • Local cuisine
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San Carlos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Take that extra stroll up the hill overlooking Cefalu, it's totally worth it. You get away from the tourist charm of the shops and waterfront restaurants to a sea overlook that is undisturbed by tourists. We had the freshest and best seafood of our entire trip here., The sea urchin pasta and grilled fish were to die for. Even the... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Spent two weeks in cefalu and ordinarily would try a new place every night but came back here four times as the service and food was far superior to others recommended and with good tripadvisor reviews. Simple menu based on quality and not trying to be impressive. All about good seasonal ingredients just what I expect in Italian cuisine. Also... More 

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Milan, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

By far my favorite place to stop for a glass of wine and snack. Mimmo was always there right away, and was a wonderful host. Of the four days in Cefalu, we went there every afternoon. I think it is the place I will remember most about my stay. Wonderful.

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Durango, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

you cannot get much better view of the sea looking back towards Cefalu, right under the Rocca. We had a simple meal with the Sicilian signature dishes: the bucatini with ascighe and wild fennels was the best we had on this trip and the caponata was delicious. The service was prompt and very professional. On first of April, it was... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We tried to avoid touristy restaurants in town and wanted some purely cooked Sicilian food so we went to Al Faro. Not once but twice. It is off the coast and needed a 10 minutes walk. It provides many outside seats on opposite of the restaurant, leaving quiet romantic atmosphere which we loved so much. I ordered seafood dishes which... More 

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Colorado Springs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We make it a point to visit Al Faro several times every time we visit Cefalu. As most tables are outside just feet from the sea, the atmosphere couldn't be better. Mimmo, one of the waiters, has always had menu's available within seconds, but never rushes his customers. It's hard to recommend any particular item on the menu because everything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

An easy walk out of the centre - and easily accessible by car (unlike many of the restaurants in the old town). The waiters are great, as is the food - especially the fish and the squid carpaccios and all the fresh seafood. This is the one restaurant where we tried the tiramisu and we weren't disappointed - homemade and... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What more can you ask? We ate lunch here several times during our week's stay in Cefalu and each meal was better than the last. The two waiters were fantastic and worked so hard but on every occasion were extremely informative and friendly. Considering they are outside the main area of restaurants they were always full and deservedly so. We... More 

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Stockport, Cheshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Excellent food, wine, service. Meals served on a terrace overlooking the bay. Try the 3-course €15 menu - there's also a 3-course €10 (drinks extra on both).

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Bishops Stortford
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Went here based on the reviews and great location slightly out of the main tourist part of Cefalu - the two waiters deserve huge praise for the fantastic job they do in providing great service, we couldn't fault them. However the food wasn't great and I wouldn't recommend it based on the night we went - maybe we had an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Porta Giudecca 62 / A, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cefalu
  • Phone Number: 0921 424409

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 37
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

wonderful place for a romantic diner or lunch, mediterranean food, fresh fish , great and professional service and beautiful seaview

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