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L'Acquario Degustazione

Via Vittorio Emanuele 66, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 56284
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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96% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband, 2 year old, and I visited AD a few days ago and we're still talking about it. It was an incredible experience. We were the first to arrive (my son eats early) and like some of the previous reviewers, we were greeted warmly and professionally by Paolo and his wait staff then immediately visited the seawater aquariums next... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As a serious foodie and sushi chef I was keen to try out the local seafood in Sicily. I choose this restaurant and what a great choice I made! It was a highlight of this trip. Sunday lunch in this wonderful restaurant was amazing. Paolo the owner took time to take us through his shop next door where he has... More

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Levittown, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Since I was part of a tour, we normally ate where the tour took us, but on a free night in Giardini Naxos we asked our taxi driver to take us to a good seafood restaurant. The driver took us to L'Acquario. We were brought into the fresh fish side of the restaurant, and were amazed by the tank of... More

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Stroudsburg, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The selection of fresh fish is unmatched for the area. The crusteans, many local and many flown in from France are unrivaled as well. The staff are knowledgable and friendly. They are glad to bring you over to the fish selection and explain what each one is and even describe how you may want to arrange your selection. They ask... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a great quality dinner. A starter recommended by the waitress, a combo of seafood and fruit (she had actually offered one for each but we decided for just one to share) and as main courses a 25€ half languste and a 18€ seafood risotto from the menu. The mistake was not to ask for the price of the... More

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paolotrimarchi, Proprietario at L'Acquario Degustazione, responded to this review

Hi, I'm Paolo Trimarchi the owner of Restaurant. I really apoligise for your dissatisfation, I'm really afraid about your comment, I thought you left my restaurant completly satisfy. I could understanding if the food was poor and expensive too but it wasn't. First, the waitress reccommand a plateau of Mix Tropical Fruit with mix Crustacean Salad beacuse was freshly, lightly... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Picked the restaurant based on reviews here and am so glad we made the €25 taxi journey from Taormina. As we got out of the taxi we saw the fishmongers shop next to the restaurant and had a look in and were greeted by the owner who proceeded to show us around for about 15 minutes. It's great to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This place is located in the centre of Giardini di Naxos but not by the sea. From the outside, the entrance of the local is not that easy to find, like a car parking as well. From the inner part, the restaurant appears in a contemporary minimal design, full of light, strange lamps, and tables all based on white, brown,... More

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S Wales
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We ate here in the evening and I can honestly say it has to be one of the best places I have been to. Everything is of very high quality and all fish is fresh-it comes from the preparation area/shop next door. Service is excellent but not intrusive. The wine choice is excellent-we drank an Etna variety. I had oysters... More

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Catania, Italy
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The Acquario is a small restaurant seating perhaps 30 with a casual elegance which immediately makes one feel both relaxed and pampered. For those who have never eaten at L'Acquario the crustaceans and shell fish are all alive when brought into the kitchen to be prepared, so when we talk about fresh it doesn't get any fresher than that. Paolo... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you love fish, this is the place to eat.Choose it from the selection laid out fresh on ice and the chef cooks it for you.Service excellent from a lovely lady,good wine, and also fantastic dessert.

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