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L'oste scuro

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful location, great service

Went there on a lovely warm evening, and it was great for watching the town pass by. The fish and seafood antipasti was magnificent - and one portion is ample for two. One of us ate pasta with swordfish and one chose swordfish involtini. Both were good but not exceptional. Service was friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
David R
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a lovely warm evening, and it was great for watching the town pass by. The fish and seafood antipasti was magnificent - and one portion is ample for two. One of us ate pasta with swordfish and one chose swordfish involtini. Both were good but not exceptional. Service was friendly and helpful. The house white was a... More 

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Thank David R
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Had a lovely meal for 3 here on our last night. We had lasagne, cannelloni and carbonara. Small portions but very nice. Good friendly service. Meal came to 40 euros.

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Thank smith_carla
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a place to go eat. Excellent seafood, particularly the antipasto which two can share. Faces a lovely church. Service was fine and much cheaper than a restaurant in a major city.

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Grazie, siete molto gentili , vi mando un caro saluto . More 

Athens, Attiki, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Thank Michael T
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank RodSpiteri
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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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Thank bluejupiter311
Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank odyssea76
Oslo, Norway
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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