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Ristorante Trattoria Andrea Il Pirata

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Via Impastato Peppino, 37, 90045 Cinisi, Sicily, Italy
091 8682725
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 135
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  • 31
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  • 17
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  • 10
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
worth the drive for the best fish in town

We stayed here on the recommendation of a friend in Oceanside, Ca, whose brother happened to own Il Pirata. Only 15 minutes drive from Palermo airport in the small town of Cinisi, is the best kept secret on what fresh fish should taste like while in Sicily. Try the Involitini pesce spada-why... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2013
Anita R
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Oceanside, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

First, we love food the slow way, but this was ridiculous. It was not crowded. When we ordered less than three piatti, the waiter ridiculed us, is that all? The food was bland, not fresh. We were intentionally ignored. Had to borrow napkins from another table. Flagged down a bus girl for more wine. We're friendly, try to speak Italian.... More 

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Paris
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Let's be clear from the outset: the food here is absolutely outstanding. The fish dishes (including the pasta dishes) are delicious, and worth a trip. Service is friendly although somewhat informal. The restaurant's decor is somewhat simple, so that one would not consider it a fancy place. But if you concentrate on your food you won't be disappointed!

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Thank AlfredoLP
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Best seafood ever!!!! So much food and so fresh. The people that work there are amazing. The price is good specially for the quality/quantity of the food.

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Witney
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We called in here for lunch and ended up staying 4 nights in the hotel, the staff and food were fantastic. We were made very welcome, and the staff were extremely helpful. We stayed for New Year's Eve and they booked us a table for the evening celebrations, we had a huge 15 dish dinner which was a fish festival,... More 

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Oceanside, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Andrea's Il Pirata is a first class restaurant and we were treated like family. This restaurant served fresh seafood caught daily and presentation and taste were amazing. The Trupiano family restaurant is full every night with faithful customers who have come to enjoy this quality of dining and friendship. They are open every night, except Mondays. Jay Crawford Oceanside, CA

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Oceanside, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed here on the recommendation of a friend in Oceanside, Ca, whose brother happened to own Il Pirata. Only 15 minutes drive from Palermo airport in the small town of Cinisi, is the best kept secret on what fresh fish should taste like while in Sicily. Try the Involitini pesce spada-why don't they make this in the States. The... More 

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3 Thank Anita R
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Recommended by the B & B Kunesias and it was worth a visit. Good food and service. Tried the tagliata which was good. The wine OK by the carafe and well priced. Seem to be a lot of local people eating.

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Thank Malcolm K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

The food in this lovely restaurant is delicious. I will return to this restaurant, when I return to Cinisi very soon!

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I was advised by locals that is good place to eat and it was true. Very good food with excellent service. I had salad and seafood risotto, very tasty.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Lots of locals go for lunch, so we figured it must be good. And it was. Large spaces filled with tables, the place won't win prizes with interior design or atmosphere, but who cares as the food more than compensates for this lack. My 6-year old daughter had the zuppa di cozze (mussels in tomato sauce), the best we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Impastato Peppino, 37, 90045 Cinisi, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cinisi
  • Phone Number: 091 8682725

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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