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Via Salita Chiesa Vecchia 2/4 | -Dietro Il Palazzo Comunale-, 92014 Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy
+39 0922 530827
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Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 16
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  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
On the footsteps of Camilleri's Montalbano

We chose this place because it was one of the only open in Porto Empedocle. And we were positively surprised. Good food, nice service and further we linked to literature because of its relation to Andrea Camilleri and Commissario Montalbano. A dinner which ended up much better than we initially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2013
Capunsli
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Basel, Switzerland
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Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We ate here on a Monday middle of October and we chose to eat the fish tourist menu. Fantastic selection of pasta and fish dishes , half litre of red wine and a litre of water for only €25 per head. Meat menu was €20. Service , food and setting all excellent. Glad we stumbled on it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Nice experience. Food is excellent and the location is great if your are looking for something more reserved. Although if you don't speak italian it would be a problem. In overall, that's the best place in downtown.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Delicious fish dishes and friendly, helpful service in a pleasant location in the heart of Porto Empedocle (Vigata). The "Montalbano starter" was particularly good.

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Basel, Switzerland
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We chose this place because it was one of the only open in Porto Empedocle. And we were positively surprised. Good food, nice service and further we linked to literature because of its relation to Andrea Camilleri and Commissario Montalbano. A dinner which ended up much better than we initially thought.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Very fresh fish, very nicely done, reasonable local wine, and fair prices. Met a local couple that has celebrated their anniversary there for several years. Great local food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Salita Chiesa Vecchia 2/4 | -Dietro Il Palazzo Comunale-, 92014 Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Agrigento  >  Porto Empedocle
  • Phone Number: +39 0922 530827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?