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Al Faro

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Via Porta Giudecca 62 / A, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
0921 424409
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Brilliant lunch with great views and sea breezes

What a great lunch, five of us loved it. Special mention to swordfish in pistachio crust and home made pasta dishes. Followed up with home made tiramisu. Beautiful location looking down on sea views and along rooflines. Shrimp and pistachio pasta also epic. Parking in via del foro. Younger family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great lunch, five of us loved it. Special mention to swordfish in pistachio crust and home made pasta dishes. Followed up with home made tiramisu. Beautiful location looking down on sea views and along rooflines. Shrimp and pistachio pasta also epic. Parking in via del foro. Younger family members say ooh nom nom 😊 well they are now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Stopped for lunch here because the view was so fabulous. On a warm day, the breeze off the water made it the perfect spot for lunch. I had fresh fish that was deliciously grilled with a delicate lemon sauce. It's located between the bus station and town and is well worth the walk.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Locality off the beaten track, this gem of a restaurant was a good find. During our stay in Cefalu we encountered many a tourist trap. However Al Faro was a excellent tonic to this anathema of tourist hell. The service was excellent, the view beautiful and the food was good. We had the local starters and fish main courses. All... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were met by very attentive waiters, got a nice table overlooking the sea and the four of us ordered a varied menu. All the food we got was excellent and the service was excellent and speedy. The only thing I can not get used to is the terrible grappa they give you after the meal.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

tried this restaurant which sits seaside with a beautiful view of the ocean, The food was soooo very good with very good service. Would eaten there a number of times had I not spent just one evening in Cefalu. a grand meal indeed!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Me and my sister spent 7 days in Cefalu and tried a lot of restaurants, many good but none compared to this. We ate here once per day so we almost tried every single item on the menu, not a single one was less than delicious. Service was top notch, atmosphere was great and all food/wine was excellent. Definitely going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Faro, is a Five-Star Wonder for food, service, and location. I selfishly wanted to give it only one star. How could that be? Location: situated at the foot of Cefalu's Rocco, in the sight of the lighthouse and old stone buildings, perched above the cliffs overlooking the magically blue waters of the Mediterranean, this is the perfect restaurant for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We ate tonight after having tried on Thursday, a few days ago. They were closing early then when we tried and were sad we couldn't eat there after having gone there to eat based on TripAdvisor reviews. So, we tried again tonight and so glad we did. They made extra effort to place us on a table with the special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I would have gone to this restaurant even if the food were execrable simply for the view (from the tables along the railing by the rocky edge), which is to die for!! It is an unpretentious place and we had lunch there on a lovely hot day, but with a breeze. The food was good (apart from one or two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This unpretentious restaurant is near the lighthouse in Cefalu`. We had lunch there and sat outside along the rail of the patio overlooking the turquoise sea. Friends of ours had been there for dinner and recommended it. I had a pistacchio encrusted swordfish steak that was done to perfection and tossed salad. My friend ordered a mixed seafood platter (antipasti)... More 

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Address: Via Porta Giudecca 62 / A, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0921 424409
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cefalu
Average Prices: USD $14 to $38
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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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 to $38
  • 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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