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Piazza Lionardo Vigo, 5/6, 95024 Acireale, Sicily, Italy
0957634001
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Ranked #16 of 142 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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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
464 helpful votes 464 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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Address: Piazza Lionardo Vigo, 5/6, 95024 Acireale, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0957634001
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
Average Prices: USD 28 - 36

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