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La Madia

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Corso Filippo Re Capriata, 22, 92027 Licata, Sicily, Italy
+39 0922771443
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 458
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditions revisited

Do the maths: exceptional technique + best ingredients + sicilan traditions= pino cuttaia, a humble, passionate guy who decided to cultivate his creative talent in a small little sicilian village far away from the usual touristic paths. Amazing food :mozzarella cloud, pane cunzato, parmigiana... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
carlmonite
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italy
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Do the maths: exceptional technique + best ingredients + sicilan traditions= pino cuttaia, a humble, passionate guy who decided to cultivate his creative talent in a small little sicilian village far away from the usual touristic paths. Amazing food :mozzarella cloud, pane cunzato, parmigiana, cod, octopus, filet with artichokes, cannolo. As for the wine list I think it's one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Two stars ** in the Michelin Guide!!! With comfortable leather chairs and painted in warm Mediterranean colours, this restaurant is decorated with attractive original photos depicting typical Sicilian scenes and produce, very plain. The skilled and experienced owner-chef (Pino Cuttaia) focuses on local cuisine, prepared in a simple, attractive and imaginative way, with just 24 seatings. Best Cuisine in the... More 

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Thank HanseArt
Northumberland
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

As everyone has said the food is beautiful, and it's great to see a 2* chef in the Kitchen. Pino came out to see the guests which was a nice touch. The menu is in Italian but we had a really nice German waiter who explained everything to us. We both had the illusione taster menu. I had the squid... More 

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Diest, Belgium
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

eating at La Madia is a must to do. The chef Pino is a real artist, every dish is a top experience. one of the better two stars restaurants.

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Thank Jan N
New York City, New York
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216 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were staying outside Modica and made the two hour + drive to La Madia, including getting lost a few times but the food here made the fairly awful drive totally worth it. La Madia serves some of the most creative food we've ever had anywhere in the world. The octopus, warm cod "pizza" and mozzarella were sublime. Everything else... More 

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Thank ywnyny
beijing, china
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful journey showcasing creative ways to make things we eat all the time - mozzarella, octopus, tuna, etc. The chef came out many times to check in on how we enjoyed the dish - one could tell he really cares. Some dishes like the aranchino and ravioli really stood out for me. Others were artistic but I wanted even... More 

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chennI
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459 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

What an experience! by far the best food I have had in all my travels. Booked a month ahead by mailing them and was looking forward to it. Unlike as mentioned in some reviews it is on the main road in Licata and our GPS led us spot on. The board is a bit small but any one on that... More 

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Thank vidhusagar
India
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1,014 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I had an amazing dining experience here. The place is simple and unpretentious and easy to find; your GPS will lead you accurately to its door steps. I opted for the Euro 100 seven course tasting option titled 'Illusion' and was simply blown away. The presentation was like artwork and i could not have guessed what I was eating had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had the set menu 'Illusione' - everything was not what it seemed, but the most exciting meal we've ever had. the Chef is a magician - what looked like a boiled egg was a moulded cuttlefish 'white' with a yolk of a delicious sea urchin sauce. The wine recommendation was excellent and service very professional. 100 euros each for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Some extraordnary dishes made up for a couple of minor disappointments, hence, full marks! 'The amuse bouche will be a mozzarella' announces the chef - of course it's not as simple as that: it's the 'mozzarella cloud', a tasty, ethereal milky dream. A primo of 'rice arancino' was graced by an extraordinary 'mullet ragout' (more of a dense and intense... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corso Filippo Re Capriata, 22, 92027 Licata, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Agrigento  >  Licata
  • Phone Number: +39 0922771443

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?