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Cafe' Sikelia

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Via Jannuzzo 12, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
0039094254208
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Sikelia, one of the oldest cafe' in Recanati, where the tradition...
The Sikelia, one of the oldest cafe' in Recanati, where the tradition leave together with quality......
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful

Everything about Cafe Sikelia is delightful.The food,the ambience,the wonderful family who run it, particularly Roberto and Grazia who make you so welcome that you feel you are spending the evening with family.They make children so welcome too, calling our son by the Italian version of his name... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Oram-Adams
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Everything about Cafe Sikelia is delightful.The food,the ambience,the wonderful family who run it, particularly Roberto and Grazia who make you so welcome that you feel you are spending the evening with family.They make children so welcome too, calling our son by the Italian version of his name- Carluccio which we are still calling him! It is fun to be there,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stopped for lunch, not sure why we chose this cafe, but glad we did. Service was great and the meal was too and all at a reasonable price. Thank you

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was at Sikelia in May of 2013--I returned to Giardini Naxos on October 8, 2014. I enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of the family of Sikelia, as well as the food. Roberto and the rest go out of their way to please their customers and personally greet each and every one. This visit, I had 3 dinners and 1 lunch... More 

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Aci Catena
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I would like to thank Roberto and the family for showing me and my small group what Sicilian hospitality is like. As one who is in the travel business, every once in a while there are a few bad apples in a group that complain about things from the minute they get off the plane to the minute they go... More 

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went twice for meals with Alfred Zappala. The food is subpar, but that could be because Alfred ordered it and he is so darn cheap!! Do NOT ever go on tour with Alfred Zappala, you WILL regret it!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Food was fair at best. Definitely not top notch ingredients. Lack of flavor and salt. I ate aglio olio and it was absolutely tasteless. Definitely better choices on that strip.

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Buffalo NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Service was attentive and friendly. Food was very good and reasonably priced. A wide range of pizzas, seafood, and Italian specialities.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I stayed in Giardini-Naxos for a week in September---at the Hilton---and Cafe Sikelia is directly across the street from the Hilton--in the Recanti District. I ate lunch at Sikelia on two occasions. During my first visit, I ordered spaghetti pomodoro e basilico, a caprese panini, and vino bianco della casa. The pasta was cooked perfectly---al dente, rich in tomato flavor,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our first visit was purely out of convenience due to being opposite the Hilton where we had just checked in, we were to return twice more during our stay. Roberto was a wonderful host that was a pleasure to interact with, don't just go here for the food and service which are wonderful, but the hospitality and little extras are... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Hello Roberto! Catinca, the little Romanian girl that you spoiled says hello ! We must come back because we didn't have the chance to say goodbye. If you are a tourist...and you have a child....just go to this restaurant. Roberto is a gem! For real! He made my girl happy every day (she wanted to eat only at his restaurant)...The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Jannuzzo 12, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: 0039094254208

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Sikelia, one of the oldest cafe' in Recanati, where the tradition leave together with quality......

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