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Ristorante Sine Tempore

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Italian, Family Fare
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S. Marco 1, 95012 Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
0942 980368
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Il Ristorante Sine Tempore si trova nel cuore del centro storico si...
Il Ristorante Sine Tempore si trova nel cuore del centro storico si Castiglione di Sicilia, borgo medievale situato tra il Parco dell'Etna e il Parco dell'Alcantara. Due intime sale interne, avvolte in un'atmosfera calda e accogliente, dove assaporare le migliori ricette della cucina tradizionale siciliana. All'esterno del Ristorante, un piccolo angolo di verde dove in assoluto relax, si può pranzare o cenare oppure degustare un bicchiere di vino o prendere un dessert. Il Ristorante Sine Tempore è anche il luogo ideale dove organizzare banchetti di matrimonio, comunioni, cresime, ricorrenze, feste e cene di lavoro con menù a base di pesce o carne preparati con cura da chef esperto e qualificato.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent value

Fantastic Sicilian food, realistically priced and served by friendly staff that have a reasonable understanding of English. The Red wine is made by the Grandfather, it is cheap and delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
Andym64
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Fantastic Sicilian food, realistically priced and served by friendly staff that have a reasonable understanding of English. The Red wine is made by the Grandfather, it is cheap and delicious!

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paris
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Typical Sicilian meal in an amazing Sicilian little town perched on top of a mountain. Great food, very delicately prepared, great service. 20-40€ per head

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England
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Staff were really pleasant and spoke good English. Very amenable however as they were sparsely staffed occasionally absent from the restaurant when new people arrived or customers wanted the check. We ate here twice and the food was good, typically the simple sicilian style but filling. Not the cheapest place but not pricey either. Park on the piazza lauria if... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

During our week in Castiglione, we had dinner here two times. The service is very good, and even if there doesn't seem to be any more seats outside - just ask, and they will arrange something for you! Tha antipasti was a particular favourite with us, seemingly simple dishes like grilled vegetables were perfectly prepared and full of flavour. Great... More 

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wonderful menu of typical Sicilian food, all home-made and locally sourced ingredients. Ravioli with Pistaccio fantastic, or Pasta Sine Tempore and if you need a change from Pasta try the meatballs wrapped in Lemon leaves or the Lamb chops, and indulge in some Fries (yes, not typically Sicilian!) and a fresh salad!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was such a pleasure to come across this charming restaurant! Exhausted after a full-day excursion to Etna we found the restaurant just perfect to relax and enjoy the viewes. The atmosphere is so friendly and the hosts were so helpful to advise what to choose from the thick menu of delicacies. The local specialities they serve need no description.... More 

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Naples, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had two wonderful dinners in this beautiful restaurant. It was the best food in Castiglione di Sicilia (and indeed, of everywhere we went in Sicily) and that is saying a lot. The house wine is locally made from the family who owns and runs this restaurant (the gradfather's wine), the cheese is from another relative's locally made cheese shop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

On a tour around the Northern flanks of the Etna, we drove up to Castiglione in search of lunch. a local pointed out this place, and although we were the only patrons for lunch, food arrived swiftly, was very tasty and excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

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Nicolosi, Sicilia, Italy
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We fell upon the Ristorante Sine Tempore accidentally while searching for a hotel in Castiglione di Sicillia. What a find it was. A good hotel, Frederico II with a superb restaurant. Wonderful, fresh, local Sicilian food served by friendly attentive staff. It happened to be our wedding anniversary and we were given the best room in the hotel and treated... More 

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Hellerup, Kobenhavn, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Ate at this place 5 nights in a row while staying at this small family runned place hotel hotel Federico II. Great and well prepared local food. Was here just as the mushroom season peaked. The father of the business went out every morning to pick mushrooms which was used in the different dishes served at lunch and dinner. Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: S. Marco 1, 95012 Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Castiglione di Sicilia
  • Phone Number: 0942 980368

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Il Ristorante Sine Tempore si trova nel cuore del centro storico si Castiglione di Sicilia, borgo medievale situato tra il Parco dell'Etna e il Parco dell'Alcantara. Due intime sale interne, avvolte in un'atmosfera calda e accogliente, dove assaporare le migliori ricette della cucina tradizionale siciliana. All'esterno del Ristorante, un piccolo angolo di verde dove in assoluto relax, si può pranzare o cenare oppure degustare un bicchiere di vino o prendere un dessert. Il Ristorante Sine Tempore è anche il luogo ideale dove organizzare banchetti di matrimonio, comunioni, cresime, ricorrenze, feste e cene di lavoro con menù a base di pesce o carne preparati con cura da chef esperto e qualificato.

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