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Sicilian Cafe

1020 Main St, Chico, CA 95928
(530) 345-2233
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Ranked #10 of 277 restaurants in Chico
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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85% Recommend
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English first
Grants Pass, Oregon
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were traveling through Chico and ate at this fine restaurant. I had the cannelloni and my partner had the seafood manicotti. Both were excellent, although the manicotti produced some plate envy. They have a very good wine list, and we enjoyed a sangiovese for under $25. They were open on Monday (most Chico restaurants seem to be closed Sun-Wed).... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Arrived at 8 p.m. in early spring. Sat outdoors in a covered area overlooking the stream. I ordered homemade butternut ravioli and salad, served with side dishes of risotto and spinach. My dining companion ate chicken piccata and salad. Everything from both meals was delicious. Bread was served warm, with an accompanying mixture of olive oil and balsamic. Also an... More

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Chico, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

They have the best Italian food in town, my husband is Boston Italian and this is the best he has had outside Boston in the Chico area. It is very hard to find veal on a menu but they do a fantastic job with it. The only drawback we found was parking is extremely difficult. Once you have been there... More

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Chico, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sicilian Café is by far the best and most authentic Italian restaurant in Chico/Butte County and probably in all of Northern California. James Taylor puts his heart and soul in every dish that comes out to a customer. Every meal is complete with a delicious salad or cup of soup, an excellent antipasto plate, amazing entrees with a pasta side.... More

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Nederland, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

This place is a laid kind of sophisticated Italian Restaurant. Gentile and European come to mind. The food is quite excellent and the atmosphere is quite and relaxed. It is the kind of place to spend a romantic evening in or get dressed up and go to the theatre or just spend some time in a jacket talking to people... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The food is outstanding and fresh that's all I need say... Great Place!!! Excellent Italian menu made by real Italians and a wine list to die for!

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Maxwell, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My husband and I dined at the Sicilian Cafe with friends many years ago when restaurant was only open for dinner. While the Cafe serves dinner every night of the week, they are now open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday. We live less than an hour from Chico and would make the trip just for lunch at the Sicilian. In... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The Lasagna was bland, and the warm chocolate cake was overlooked. Prices are high, entrees run $17-$30, but most of the food is just adequate. The place was practically empty, but service was really really slow. Not sure why others rate this place so highly. I would not recommend it. You can find much better food, atmosphere, and service at... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had the opportunity to revisit the Sicilian Café during a recent visit to Chico. The food and service were both very good. The menu offers broad choices, however, the wine list is limited. Over all...Very Good...worth a visit.

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Chico, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I know, I know. This is a small restaurant, that is family owned and operated, with only like 15 tables. You'd expect it to be a dream come true in Chico. Unfortunately it didn't live up. The quality of ingredients just wasn't there. The presentation was nice, but again, Italian food is about the quality of ingredients. That wasn't there.... More

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