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via Regina Margherita 174, 95012 Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
+39 (0)942 984142
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  • 49
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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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
Authentic italian food in excellent quality at fair prices

We didn't know where to go. Some locals recommended this place. Very nice and charming owner/cook. Good regional meet and pasta dishes. High quality olive oil and vinegar which is always a good indicator. No Tourist prices. The location is as authentic as it's owner. We'll come back next year!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We didn't know where to go. Some locals recommended this place. Very nice and charming owner/cook. Good regional meet and pasta dishes. High quality olive oil and vinegar which is always a good indicator. No Tourist prices. The location is as authentic as it's owner. We'll come back next year!

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liverpool
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51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This little restaurant is situated in the middle of the town and seemed the only place serving food on a Saturday night. It was a chance find but the food was excellent - particularly the anti pasta plate which is more than enough to share between 2. There were lots of traditional Sicilian meats, cheese and tasters on the anti... More 

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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

My italian is limited to some key vocab reading, and being vegetarian sometimes you're never quite sure that you've made yourself understood however we had no issues here. When we selected something on the menu which had meat (carne) we were reminded of it and we selected something else. It was all cooked to order fresh and was in the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

President is located centrally in this picturesque town. It serves excellent homemade Sicilian food at fantastic prices. The antipasti was varied and plentiful. The homemade pasta cooked to perfection. The welcome from the owner Gaetano was amazing and very friendly. I would recommend that anyone staying in the area pay at least one visit here.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Typical Sicilian cuisine, cooked to perfection. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. It's quite possibly one of the best restaurants in the world.

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Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

It was lunch and while everything else was closed having siesta the President was open so we grabbed some pizza and found it to be fantastic. I remembered this place when I had visited Castiglione Di Sicilia some 37 years ago and was more than happy to walk in and have a look around. Loved it and bought back lots... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This restaurant underlines why all foodies should visit Sicily: excellent, homemade food at reasonable price. Count 7-8 EUR for a main course.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I with my family arrived in castiglione di sicilia on friday 21/9 late at 10pm and the only bar and restaurant open in that time was the PRESIDENT we ate there and from that day we went 4times during our stay in castiglione, the food was good, atmosphere is perfect Gaetano the chef, the owner and the father of this... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

You will receive a warm welcome here. The food is outstanding. The best we had during our stay in Sicily. The antipasti is to die for and set you up for the rest of the meal. We ate here twice and we couldn't resist having three courses both times! All very fresh and delicious. Service is very personal and friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

This place has everything! Delicious Sicilian food, great atmosphere for both family and couples and has a fabulous outdoor eating area that overlooks the main piazza in the beautiful mountain village of Castiglione di Sicilia. This is a place you must have dinner or an early morning granita in the Sicilian summer. Your wonderful host Salvo will look after your... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Regina Margherita 174, 95012 Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Castiglione di Sicilia
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)942 984142

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