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Via Stradale PIANOCONTE | Pianoconte, Sicily, Italy
090 9822387
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 8
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant on the hlls of Lipari

We came here twice during our stay in lipari. It0s a family run restaurant where the food is good and tasty. Pizza is good, too. Prices are in line with the rest of the restaurants on the island. A free shuttle takes you to the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
AlexG71
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Canton Fribourg
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We had heard good things about this place so stopped for lunch during an afternoon scooter ride. In addition to being treated to an impromptu accordion performance by another diner on holiday from Palermo, we enjoyed the single tastiest dish we had while in the islands. The "octopus pie" consists of large chunks of perfectly grilled octopus piled atop a... More 

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Canton Fribourg
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We came here twice during our stay in lipari. It0s a family run restaurant where the food is good and tasty. Pizza is good, too. Prices are in line with the rest of the restaurants on the island. A free shuttle takes you to the restaurant.

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Thank AlexG71
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Extremely tasty and romantic place to discover on the Island. Were waiting a lot though. Worth climbing up the heel)) Ps. Ask your waiter for the secret dish "caponata con pesce spada, cacao e mandorle".

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Thank Alexandra L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch and the place is unpretentious, charming and a great escape from the heat. We chose rabbit for main course which was absolutely the best meat in Lipari. Fantastic! Cheese platter (local cheeses) for dessert with lots of honey - really good. We will come back!

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Thank LineTresselt
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We arrived a little early for lunch so the restaurant was quiet and, unlike most guests who are bused in on the free transfer from Lipari, we stumbled across Le Macine during a car trip round the island in a banger that we hired for €30! Service was extremely friendly, even though our Italian was as bad as their English... More 

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2 Thank Jeremy R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Good food but amazing expensive. We have paid 30€ for only 1 grilled fish. They dont have apply the price announced. Dont go in this place, its not a good place.

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emi700, Direttore at Le Macine, responded to this review
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Gentile cliente, mi fa piacere che lei abbia mangiato bene e mi dispiace che non abbia capito che la dicitura... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Strangely the fish we chose (presented as fresh fish on a plate) was served to us after less than 30 minutes and cold, even though you need at least 30 min to cook such a fish (+cleaning etc,). Service was bad (plated were removed while we were still eating), squid was not squid but octopus...and so on. Good advice spend... More 

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emi700, Direttore at Le Macine, responded to this review
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Gentile cliente, mi dispiace che non vi siate trovati bene nel nostro ristorante e soprattutto che la vostra critica non... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband, daughters and I went for my husband's birthday dinner. The seafood was outstanding, the service was lovely despite the language barrier and they brought a beautiful dessert to the table for his special day. One of our favorite restaurants in Sicily!

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Thank positanoinsept
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Our bottle of wine was good - that's all this out of the way restaurant has to recommend it. The antipasti were ok but over-priced. The pasta was hopeless: watery and tasteless. The fish of the day was so heavily salted I couldn't taste the delicate flavour and couldn't finish the plate. On top of it all we were over-charged,... More 

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Darrington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The views from our bus journey made our trip out of Lipari worthwhile then lunch at La Macine the final touch. We had a friendly welcome from all the staff, we chose to sit outside in a lovely setting. We were the only guests when we arrived but another table full soon followed. We chose a fish based pasta dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Stradale PIANOCONTE | Pianoconte, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Lipari
  • Phone Number: 090 9822387

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?