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Le Macine

Chowder, Pizza, Soups
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Via Stradale PIANOCONTE | Pianoconte, Sicily, Italy
090 9822387
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very characteristic place

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".

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Alexandra L
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English first
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

new york, ny
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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Sydney, Australia
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Right from the start with the pick up in town to take the ride 4k up into the hills to the same ride down at the end everything was good.What you see is what you get! Great selection of Antipasto is laid out for you to choose from,Good home made Spaghetti, Fish of the Day is brought to the table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Wonderful food and location. The Antipasti selection is a meal in itself. The Patroness' rabbit stew is out of this world. This is a superb restaurant.

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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: Chowder, Pizza, Soups

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