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Ristorante La Grotta

Via Dolomiti 62, 97018 Scicli, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 931363
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Ranked #15 of 48 restaurants in Scicli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Il ristorante nasce per mano dello Chef Angelo, nato aScicli ma emigrato giovanissimo in Germania dove ha studiatoe coltivato la passione per la cucina ma senza dimenticare latradizione della sua terra d'origine.Da Norimberga alla Puglia, alla Campania fin in Sicilia la sua esperienzasi è affinata dietro grandi chef, tra cui Ivo Perrone (Norimberga), LucioPreite (Puglia), Romolo Zullo (Lazio), Carmelo Di Fini (Sicilia), PinoCentola (Campania), e oggi la sua cucina è a vostra completa disposizionea Scicli, una delle perle della Val di Noto, in una location tipica, nonricostruita, una grotta naturale in cui è possibile toccare con manole cui antiche pareti di pietra gustando i tipici sapori di Sicilia.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you are staying anywhere near Scicli, try this restaurant. The food is authentic, unpretentious, tasty and reasonably priced. Over the course of 3 dinners, we tried the pasta with sardines and breadcrumbs (excellent), the pizza with aubergine and ricotta, mixed salad (with buffalo cheese - which is not on the menu but they were happy to add the cheese... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very disappointing lunch. Dried up pasta sauce & the fish was actually off. We were taken here by a Sicilian friend who was very embarrassed. Far too expensive for what we got. The toilet is an ancient relic, although I have to say it didn't smell.

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sonoma, california
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The ravioli was quite good - both the pesto and the wild boar tomato sauce. My pasta with eggplant and ricotta salata (a hard ricotta) was nothing to write home about. We were seated outside near a a very large paper lantern. However. we discovered as the meal progressed and it got darker that the light attracted literally hundreds of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My recommendation is don't bother. Service was lack lustre, the food was average and overcooked. And it wasn't cheap

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Of all 5 restaurants we used in Scicli the Grotto just about took the crown as the finest. Having visited mainland Italy many many times over the years, I can honestly say that Sicilan cuisine is even better than the mainland. The flavours are far more intense and their ability to turn the simplest of ingredients into stunning food is... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If been to this lovely restaurant several times and I have to say everything I ate was perfectly good. The pizza, the pasta, the fish, not to mention the desserts. I would recommend the restaurant to every visitor of the small town scicli. It is a real italian family business and the location is really special as well. It was... More

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East Hampton
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We took a chance on LaGotta, which looks a little "iffy" from the outside and we were very glad we did! I had the fish soup which was wonderful and my husband had the Percheri pasta with a lamb ragout which was first rate. We also shared a Parma pizza which was delicious. Staff was sweet and helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

La Grotta is, as the name suggests, in a cave which was once used for pressing olive oil. It looks as you expect an old, traditional Italian restaurant and it is - with worthy, tasty food and good service.

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leigh-on-sea
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Having read the previous reviews whilst we were there this looked like a must to visit. The setting is unusual but, in a restaurant that was 75% empty the cave element felt exactly what it was...... and everyone was tucked into one corner. Some of the food was very good (a starter with three elements including grilled ricotta, aubergine etc... More

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Asker, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant, and were not disappointed. The food was excellent, served on beautiful Sicilian plates, in a very special location. The owner/chef explained the history of the grotta, and gave us an introduction to Sicilian cuisine. A very pleasant evening!

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