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Via Garibaldi 72, 98050 Sicily, Italy
+39 090 9843140
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Street dining, people watching

I cannot understand complaints about the food. This dining was at the end of 1 month of glorious eating in Sicily & La Cambusa did not disappoint.We ate traditional Sicilian seafood dishes, including swordfish pasta & it was delicious. We happily drank the house wine. Mid range prices. Service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
carolyn d
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Canberra, Australia
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The guide book recommends this restaurant - we don't know why - the food is over priced for what was a mediocre meal. Our order had clearly been lost as other tables which arrived after us were served - when we pointed this out the owner became quite rude and curt with us, offering no apology whatsoever and continued to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I cannot understand complaints about the food. This dining was at the end of 1 month of glorious eating in Sicily & La Cambusa did not disappoint.We ate traditional Sicilian seafood dishes, including swordfish pasta & it was delicious. We happily drank the house wine. Mid range prices. Service was by the owner & he was friendly & efficient,though we... More 

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Catania, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Standard food, high and outrageous prices. 16 € for a bottle of very common wine, 4 € for a sorbetto, etc... The food is ok, but nothing special considering the location. Do not let the host to choice the wine, he will cheat you.

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

We went here due to recommendations from Lonely Planet - and had our hopes up when we saw posters for Michelin Guide on the wall. However, the food was - bluntly put - lousy. We've had so much really good food in Lipari - but this was our poorest experience so far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We enjoyed the aeolian pasta, swordfish pasta and shrimp pasta, as well as the tomato salad and vegetable mixta. All nicely prepared and with good flavor. The swordfish was a bit light on fish, but the sauce was delightful. The shrimp pasta had plenty of shrimp, and the tomatoes in the tomato salad were perfectly ripe and in season. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped here and chatted to the owner. He has Irish friends. The food was simple and tasty, he bottles his own wine which I loved. This was the best value meal we had on Lipari

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I am going to write this review in English for the foreigners who are going to visit Lipari. I do not understand the bad reviews as the food I ate a La Cambusa was the best I experienced in Lipari and the price was right. Perhaps being Italian and knowing how to deal with the locals helped. We spent a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

The service was poor and sadly the food wasn't much better. The pasta dish tasted like it was made with passata straight out the jar and the pizza wasn't much better. Was really disappointing meal particularly given the quality we experienced elsewhere during our stay in Lipari.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

La Cambusa was just the place after walking around for the morning. We wanted a light lunch, nothing too to clawing or heavy and therefore we were happy with what we got. I had the local Lipari salad - I was expecting a cold dish but this is hot, more like a ratatouille. It came with bread on the side... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Really bad Service!!And small portions!!No way i can not eat Like this!! Frozen Fisch and the food doesn't test!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Garibaldi 72, 98050 Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Lipari
  • Phone Number: +39 090 9843140

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  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

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