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Baqqala

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Italian, Chowder
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Piazzetta Ficili, 97018 Scicli, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 931028
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Description: In uno degli scenari piu suggestivi del barocco siciliano, a Scicli...
In uno degli scenari piu suggestivi del barocco siciliano, a Scicli, riapre le porte, vestito di nuovo, il BAQQALa. Il baqqala nasce dal desiderio di creare un luogo legato alla tradizione della cultura gastronomica, offrendo un ambiente confortevole fatto di luoghi caldi e personali dove le persone possano ritrovare i propri riferimenti di gusto e il calore dell'ambiente familiare. L' oasi gourmet affacciata al palazzo beneventano, vi proporra una collezione di piatti di ispirazione mediterranea che celebrano il gusto e l'intelletto, dove sentori e sfumature si fondono in armoniosi tripudi di gusto e colore. Largo alle materie prime di qualita...La natura e servita grazie ad essenze, verdure, e soprattutto pesce rigorosamente freschi.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Fortunate Find

Having searched several streets without inspiration we turned a corner and found this delightful little restaurant (or is it a bistro?) in a simple but most effective setting. We required only a light lunch and therefore did not venture beyond the pasta and dolce courses but what we had was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cornwall,
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Having searched several streets without inspiration we turned a corner and found this delightful little restaurant (or is it a bistro?) in a simple but most effective setting. We required only a light lunch and therefore did not venture beyond the pasta and dolce courses but what we had was delicious, well cooked and well presented. The service was efficient... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Avoid this restaurant at all costs if you want to eat fresh, tasty, local fish dishes. All of our secondi fish dishes (monkfish, cod, swordfish) were made from frozen fish, several days / weeks old - and were pretty inedible. The primi pasta dishes were very average, but passable. Such a shame that a well reviewed restaurant was happy to... More 

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ibiza
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

small , charmingly decorated little Restaurant in the middle of town . Friendly service, delicious wine and the best plates of Antipasti i had in a week.. Beautifuly presented ,creative and healthy. Reasonable price. All in all a great place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stopped here for a drink on Sunday lunch and having watched some food being served we decided to eat there . We had a seafood platter and it was simply delicious. The house wine was great and really cheap - one of the best meals we had during a week in Sicily.

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Cleveland, Oh
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104 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Probably the best restaurant in little Scicli. It is located behind an historic palazzo just outside the main street. The place is small, with a few tables outside and a few on the second floor which was nicely and tastefully renovated. The food is truly excellent: we had two different local pasta , two kind of simply broiled freshly caught... More 

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Siggiewi, Malta
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18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This little restaurant is a bit tucked away, but is really exceptional when you find it. It's actually situated in a lovely place, opposite a fascinating palace. Anyway, the food: It's great. The fish is really tasty, and even the simple spaghetti alle vongole was delicious! I highly recommend it. Also, the Baqqala Chef Special Starter and the Swordfish are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Absolutely love coming here with my daughter, she loves the wild octopus well what she calls it lol and I love the married fish with the steaming hot vegetables, delizioso.. Perfecto

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kingston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Baqqala today and the food was delicious and the service excellent. The restaurant in English is called the drunken fish. It has a funky decor and the food is not the usual fare you get in most restaurants. The food though traditional Sicilian had an interesting mixture of ingredients. The chef obviously had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The staff were friendly and helpful and the service good. The food was good value and the wine excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Amazing food and wine. Very attentive staff. Good location just of the main street. Menu was not extensive, but didn't need to be.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazzetta Ficili, 97018 Scicli, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Scicli
  • Phone Number: +39 0932 931028

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 67
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

Description

In uno degli scenari piu suggestivi del barocco siciliano, a Scicli, riapre le porte, vestito di nuovo, il BAQQALa. Il baqqala nasce dal desiderio di creare un luogo legato alla tradizione della cultura gastronomica, offrendo un ambiente confortevole fatto di luoghi caldi e personali dove le persone possano ritrovare i propri riferimenti di gusto e il calore dell'ambiente familiare. L' oasi gourmet affacciata al palazzo beneventano, vi proporra una collezione di piatti di ispirazione mediterranea che celebrano il gusto e l'intelletto, dove sentori e sfumature si fondono in armoniosi tripudi di gusto e colore. Largo alle materie prime di qualita...La natura e servita grazie ad essenze, verdure, e soprattutto pesce rigorosamente freschi.

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