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Carpe Diem

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Via Bellini, Letojanni, Sicily, Italy
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6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Thu - Tue 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, good food

No sea view, but the inside is charming. Service was friendly and efficient, with a couple of nice extras. Reasonably priced

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
lchuffam
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the Etna Rosso (I've had wine 3 x expensive without the taste), the waiter is superb, and the food is cheap and fantastic. A real sicilian chowdown, tip the guy well (he'll treat you with some Limoncello)! Great memories were made here

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Thank JRKnights
Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service. Best food out of three that we had and we went to the top three on the list. No sea view but well worth it as cosy and not next to the traffic. Round the corner from the main square.

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Thank goozgog77
Dorset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Exactly as other good reviews said...friendly staff..very good value for money...very relaxed and not rushed...got the bill when we asked for it and the lomoncello was a nice touch

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Thank chrisandtrace
UK
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

No sea view, but the inside is charming. Service was friendly and efficient, with a couple of nice extras. Reasonably priced

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Thank lchuffam
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We found this place when we were walking through the streets of Letojanni and saw that the reviews were good. This is a family owned business and the service was wonderful. The food was simple and very good with fresh local ingredients and the red table wine was delicious. Check it out.

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Thank Carrie S
Vernon, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

`Carpe Diem´ is a rustic little trattoria tucked away on a tiny street which my husband and I found by accident. The food is simple, fresh (without any `bells and whistles´ but is to die for! During our 10 day stay in the area, we tried almost everything on the menu. Whether it be seafood (totally fresh from the sea),... More 

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Thank kellie e
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

we had dinner here twice. On the first night it was great. The food is very good and the service we received was attentive. The prices very affordable - 30 euros for 2 people with drinks. We got lemoncello at the end of our meal. They seemed very busy and lacked staff but the overall experience was not affected by... More 

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Thank Shrina5
Belgrade, Serbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

One of few places that have classic sicilian pizza. All made in traditional way, with local products (anchovies, aubergines, etc), baked in a traditional wood burning stove. Like food staff is pleasant. However, that the restaurant is closed for lunch time restricting us to eat more often in it.

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Thank Zorica17
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Simple menu, all the Italian classics, but very well cooked. Best Carbonera ever. Good pizzas, good wines, very pleasant staff.

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Thank OttoNL
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner with a party of four. Some wine and a pizza. The pizza's were ok, but we were a bit disappointed, they weren't fantastic as we expected from some of the reviews. Of course a review is personal, but in my opinion, there are better frozen pizza's in Holland compared to what they serve here... Very mediocre.

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Thank Anne H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bellini, Letojanni, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Letojanni

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?