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L'oste scuro

Piazza Lionardo Vigo, 5/6, 95024 Acireale, Sicily, Italy
0957634001
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Ranked #8 of 125 restaurants in Acireale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $36
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Austin, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
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177 reviews 177 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
417 helpful votes 417 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went here based on the ratings and reviews offered by previous visitors and I cannot comprehend what has happened here. Maybe there’s been a change in ownership? Maybe they changed their chef? I really don’t know, but it was the quintessential “tourist trap”. I’m not a foodie, nor am I a snob, but I can tell you however that... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Very personal service by Signor Vincenzo. The food was exquisite, the house wine excellent. Antipasti di mare (sea food starter), a must. Order one for two people: there are about 10/12 small portions of the most delicate seafood and fish. Then follow Vincenzo's suggestions, you will not regret it.

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Food average, service super slow... 45 mn to serve a pasta dish to kids Certainly not the best address in Acireale

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MO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We went there today. Got the antipasto dish, it was mediocre, some dishes were really good and some felt like they had been sitting out there. We ordered the linguine con mare and the grilled swordfish, both were excellent. The complimentary lemonade is amazing, just the right amount of sugar and fizziness. We got the house white wine, great. We... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Wonderful food at very good prices. Amazing selection of very original and super-tasty fish starters. Nice first course (gave in after that!). Good wine at very affordable price. Very friendly host and staff. Super-recommended. Very good prices too.

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