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Ristorante La Forgia Maurizio

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Chowder, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Strada Provinciale, 45, 98050 Sicily, Italy
+39 339 137 9107
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 431
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic!

One of the best meals we had in Italy. Such a great find in an unexpected place. Every course was delicious and the service was excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Maree R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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593 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals we had in Italy. Such a great find in an unexpected place. Every course was delicious and the service was excellent!

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Toulouse, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant. I agree with all the compliments of the other reviewers. Great atmosphere, great food, just like I had dreamt the typical Italian restaurant. Really worth going. We had the special tasting menu - was really great.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Maurizio is an engaging and interesting host, and the passion for food shines through. The meal (set menu) was excellent, all dishes prepared and presented to perfection, and very interesting variations on the classic sicilian motiffe. The price is more than reasonable (30 euros for antipasti, primi, secundi, dessert, wine and malvasia), and the overall experience was definitely one of... More 

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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Maurizio's is conveniently located on the road to the volcano path. After 2+ hours of hiking, his exuberant welcome and diverse menu is a welcome treat. Exceptional attentiveness and extra touches. HINT – Although Marcello’s serves all types of food, he is himself a vegan so if you are a vegan there will be lots of options for you here.

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Kirchberg, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Mauricio is a charming host - eating there is a truly pleasant experience, in all aspects. The mixture of styles and the care of the detail is wonderful.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited this restaurant a few weeks ago without any information beforehand. At the end of October, not that many restaurants are open at Vulcano. So we were happy to find this one open during lunch time, and just popped in. We didn't regret it! Really good food at a modest price (rather rare at the Eolean islands!). The staff... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

we agree with all those that rate this very well. The food was excellent and Maurizio is a great character that turns a meal into a good evening . Mainly sea food and the quality of the fish is excellent . We went there three times on our eight days on the island, but you definitely need to book .... More 

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Boston, Ma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Maurizio does it right... The Classic Italian with a mid eastern flare sprinkled in is outstanding. Must go when on Vulcano!

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Padang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Definitely one of the best meals we had in Sicilia during our 10 day trip! We had the set lunch, which is really great value for money. All the dishes were innovative, with touches of Middle Eastern and Indian flavors, and served by Maurizio himself, who is an excellent host. He accommodated our personal preferences and made sure we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After a scooter tour this was the best place to celebrate my birthday with a great lunch. The owner is a very good host and made us very welcome! The food was good and very tastefully. For sure...we'll return to this nice restaurant and we'll tell all our friends to visit Maurizio! Keep up the good work! Arrivederci

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Strada Provinciale, 45, 98050 Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Isola Vulcano
  • Phone Number: +39 339 137 9107

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 43
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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