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Ristorante La Vela

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

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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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322 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
334 reviews 334 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Europe
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Paris, France
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Probably the only restaurant on the sea in Pantelleria. Fish is fresh and all the rest very good. Service is attentive and polite. We went there almost every day for lunch

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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