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La Madia

Corso Filippo Re Capriata, 22, 92027 Licata, Sicily, Italy
+39 0922771443
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Ranked #1 of 39 restaurants in Licata
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Lanaken, Belgium
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Ik had been long looking forward to this lunch and La Madia delivered! The creations of chef Pino Cuttaia are simply amazing and surprising! Located in the town of Licata which appears a an quite ordinary, non-touristic port town. Although the restaurant lays in a busy street in the middle of the town, we didn't had much problems finding it... More

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WINDSOR,UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My partner and I have just returned from a michelin tour through beautiful Sicily. Having now dined at every michelin rated restaurant on the island, in addition to most on the Italian mainland, La Madia is absolutely exceptional and can not be recommended highly enough. Don't be put off by the entrance or the simple decor. The magic lies in... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Several sources we consulted said that this was the best restaurant in Sicily. It's a Michelin 2-star and worth every cent it costs. We had the tasting menu. First there was a kind of "pizza" -- a pastry crust filled with smoked cod, caramelized onions, concentrated tomatoes and potato foam. Luscious. Then a really ethereal burrata with a fruit sauce... More

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Pino Cuttaia's La Madia is in the middle of licata, where he was born. The town's not much and the restaurant's entrance unattractive but once you get over that, his creative interpretations are spectacular indeed. We were with a famous food writer, a friend of the chef's, and we were presented with a great selection of dishes. Not for everyone... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

la Madia is a fantastic restaurant, the food is excellent and the service is very good. It does not however compare to other 2 star restaurants I have enjoyed. I am glad I went and at 100euros a head it is certainly one of the cheaper Michelin star restaurants I have ever seen. Lots of local fresh produce and a... More

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Sydney
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were travelling in Sicily with friends who are foodies and they insisted we go to this restaurant because it is recognised as the best restaurant in Sicily. It was surprising to find it in such a dreary location and it was a memorable experience.

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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Infinity cannot be exceeded, yet the quality of Pino's food breaks this axiom. This is what I call "Pino's paradox", and I predict it will get up there with Russell's paradox and Goedel's theorem. The first review I wrote about La Madia is dated May 17, 2012, and titled “Up to this point in my life, the best”. I no... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

It amuses me how some reviewers confuse the 'overall rating of this restaurant' with the surrounding town. Who cares about the entry to the restaurant, it's in a poor, rundown town but the food, which is what it's really all about, is mind-blowing. It's well worth the trek to sample the Classic menu which is reasonably priced considering La Madia... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Amazing food, shame about the town. Really enjoyed ourselves at the restaurant and had good service. I have wheat intolerance which they catered for brilliantly.

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Mdina, Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The food was very very good, but the service was so poor, it's difficult to believe this restaurant has been awarded two stars. We kept having to ask for water over and over again - even though we'd told the staff to keep the water flowing. A sweet wine ordered with dessert never arrived; We asked for the bill three... More

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