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L'oste scuro

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Chowder
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Piazza Lionardo Vigo, 5/6, 95024 Acireale, Sicily, Italy
0957634001
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unexpectedly good

Mainly a seafood restaurant with good antipasti. Some of the other dishes excellent, some not exciting. Good service and wine, pleasant ambience, worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Michael T
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Mainly a seafood restaurant with good antipasti. Some of the other dishes excellent, some not exciting. Good service and wine, pleasant ambience, worth a visit.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Went once for dinner and once for lunch during our one week stay in Acireale. Slightly surprised by some of the negative reviews. Our experiences were fine, the staff were friendly and courteous, perhaps a little pushy when it came to suggesting the wine trying to push the more expensive choices. The fresh lemon drink, offered for both meals, was... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were searching for a good place to eat but nothing tickled our fancy. We then asked a local woman to suggest a place and she suggested this place and we decided to give it a go. The food was great and the staff were friendly. We were also given a fresh lemon drink before the meal which was great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Place came highly recommended by our hotel but turned out to be distinctly average. Lovely setting though.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I went to this restaurant on the first night of the trip. After a long day of travelling and struggling to adjust to the heat we were both hungry and thirsty. L'oste scuro had a beautiful setting opposite the Basilica San Sebastiano, we sat outside in the evening air drinking in the night and the noise. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Food was very average... Disappointing after reading all the good reviews. Worst food in Sicily so far. Not cheap either. Nice photos on the wall though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Small and touristy restaurant. They fish they recommended came cold and was overcooked. If you get the window table you get a beautiful view of the church across the street.

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Siggiewi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A place that we never fail to visit and it never fails to surprise us . Very good antipasto as the rest of the food . Very helpful staff and a big thanks goes to Mr Fazio for making us feel extremely welcome . A divine experience!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We are a family from Malta on a weekend break.This was a late lunch at this lovely warm restaurant. We were greeted very well and the food was very good. We enjoyed it and will be going again when we come this way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This proved to be our best meal in Acireale. We arrive a bit early and were the first to be seated at about 7:30, but the place soon filled with both tourists and locals. The antipasti was great and our fish course was wonderful. We were coaxed into desert by the locals at the next table; we are glad we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Lionardo Vigo, 5/6, 95024 Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: 0957634001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 36
  • Cuisine: Chowder

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