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Ristorante La Vela

Italian, Chowder, Soups
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Contrada Scauri, 91017 Sicily, Italy
+39 0923 916566
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 84
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  • 87
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old faithful

Having eaten here on several occasions I can safely say I've never had a bad meal, not exceptional but tasty nontheless. The beauty of this place is the location. Here you can have a dip in the sea then have an aperitivo then dinner or simply just an ice cream or coffee. Staff are pleasant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Andersvic
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Imagine to dine in a wonderful waterfront location looking and listening to the see. Imagine to eat wonderful food from scratch: fresh fish, vegetables, pasta. Everything tasty, fresh and well cooked. You can imagine to drink Sicilian wine and finish with one of the best desert in the world..."bacio pantesco" that means Pantelleria Kiss. A crunchy lightly fried dough with... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Having eaten here on several occasions I can safely say I've never had a bad meal, not exceptional but tasty nontheless. The beauty of this place is the location. Here you can have a dip in the sea then have an aperitivo then dinner or simply just an ice cream or coffee. Staff are pleasant and the place is well... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had a late lunch in late June and was welcomed very well. Pesce spada alla griglia was very tasty. The view on the rough sea made the experience even better. The restaurant was a bit difficult to find.

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MILANO
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263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A total 3-star place; not somewhere you ever really want to go, but if you end up there, you can get something that if not good, is at least acceptable. It can get pretty busy at lunch and on the weekends so be prepared to wait a little bit for your food after you place your order.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice and effective restaurant, straight by the sea. Excellent Food as all over Pantelleria. Worth both a dip into the sea and then lunch

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

we enjoyed two meals at this simple ocean front family trattoria - utterly fresh, superbly cooked and with the waves at your footsteps.

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Aussie In London
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is right by the water near a popular swimming spot. You can sit outdoors and many people wander in from their swimming so it is very relaxed and informal- like a beach bar. We ate lunch there twice- which suggests how we rated it. The menu and good is not as sophisticated as other restaurants on the island,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The "Vela" restaurant is one thing that you must visit when you are in Pantelleria!! The food is fabulos and the place is magic!!!!!!! Il ristorante la vela è un posto che devi visitare assolutamente quando sei a Pantelleria!!! Il cibo è fantastico e il posto unico!!!! Andateci non ve ne pentirete!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

The only place where you can have a bath and then eat/drink something. Nice people, good though simple food, the tray with the fishes you can choose is really catchy

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

if you look for an unforgettable place feet in the water come to this restaurant. no international contamination and fully pantesco (Italian adjective for of Pantelleria) restaurant with fresh seafood from the daily coming and if bad whether not allowing local fishing menu adapts with conserved seafood that here is a tradition too for the winter time. Tomato, origano, garlic,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Contrada Scauri, 91017 Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Pantelleria
  • Phone Number: +39 0923 916566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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