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L'Orso Scuro

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Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pub, Pasta, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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Via Dottor Giuseppe Zappala, 77 | Catania, 95039 Trecastagni, Sicily, Italy
+39 342 644 3150
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Trattoria Carnezzeria L'Orso Scuro B&B La locanda dell'Orso

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  • 73
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  • 48
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  • 30
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  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
#meatlovers

A bit 'out-of-the-way' , but then you'll get easy parking. Although I visit to exercise my carnivorous instincts, while there I am always spotting enticing platters on other tables, trying to make a mental note to try one on my next visit. Portions are generous, so I suggest that one considers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A bit 'out-of-the-way' , but then you'll get easy parking. Although I visit to exercise my carnivorous instincts, while there I am always spotting enticing platters on other tables, trying to make a mental note to try one on my next visit. Portions are generous, so I suggest that one considers sharing steaks, especially if it is to follow a... More 

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Balzan, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Coming here in a big group with no booking, we were made to feel welcome and seated immediately. The place has a butcher shop display with meats from which you can compare with the menu or choose directly from. The quality of meats was excellent, we opted for a mix of their sausages as a starter and then had our... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Good food and wine. I went on Sunday so it was noisy and busy but the food was worth the trip. Average service but it was busy that day. Recommended.

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

For 105€ my family of four dined and dined well. That price included well-sized portions of venison and buffalo steak, a bottle of wine, a large bottle of water, two orders of incredibly good french fries, and two desserts with two cups of espresso. The buffalo was a little rough but everything else was top-notch. A truly wonderful meal!

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This IS Sandro From Malta. Had Visited This Restaurant Recently And It Was One of The Best For Grilled Meat I SUGGEST THAT ONE CAN MAKE A VISIT THERE While IN Sicily. Stuff IS Very Help Full

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

a fantastic restaurant, mid range price €50 a couple approx, original idea, fresh cuts of meat from all around the world you choose your steak and while you're waiting are served with a vast array of excellent typical sicilian anti pasti. For veggies these are more than enough to satisfy your hunger! The service was great, and the food fresh... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Any poor reviews of this fabulous trattoria are churlish and must have been written by vegetarians: you get what it says on the tin, FANTASTIC, great value meat (and lots of it), fun wine (choice of one), great appetisers and pasta 'primis', service with a smile and an interesting variety of hunting trophies on the walls. Not a salad leaf... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Saw an ad in a flight magazine. So we drove up there. Right at the foot of Mount Etna, is this village called Trecastagni. The place looks like a big chalet with a bear welcoming us. There's actually a butcher inside - choose your pieces of meat, and they'll prepare it for you. In the meantime, savored ourselves with antipasti...good... More 

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Acireale, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We went there with my friends to celebrate my birthday. I heard a lot about this restaurant. I'm a meat lover and I was sodisfied to eat a Fiorentine steak and very happy to find a fresh fried potatoes!!!!! It was amazing dinner, good service, very attentive personal and at the end the owner offered us homemade sweets cannoli siciliani... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Having lived in Catania for some years and having heard fantastic things about this meat- lovers haven we decided to give it a go. How disappointing. We were unceremoniously sat in, what seemed to be, a covered patio, which stank of catssurveying under a (thankfully) switched off TV and hunting trophies. The food was only ok.... Hunger is great sauce,... More 

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Additional Information about L'Orso Scuro

Address: Via Dottor Giuseppe Zappala, 77 | Catania, 95039 Trecastagni, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 342 644 3150
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Trecastagni
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 16 - 55
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pub, Pasta, Wine Bar, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Dottor Giuseppe Zappala, 77 | Catania, 95039 Trecastagni, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Trecastagni
  • Phone Number: +39 342 644 3150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pub, Pasta, Wine Bar, Gastropub

Description

Trattoria Carnezzeria L'Orso Scuro B&B La locanda dell'Orso
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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