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Il Locandiere

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Mediterranean, Chowder
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Via Luigi Sturzo 59 | Centro Storico, 95041 Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
+39 0933 58292
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Description: Il Locandiere e un piccolo Ristorante di pesce a gestione famigliare con...
Il Locandiere e un piccolo Ristorante di pesce a gestione famigliare con pochi posti a sedere e si trova in pieno centro storico di Caltagirone in Via Luigi Sturzo n.59 A pochi passi dalla famosa Scalinata e dalla Piazza principale, proprio di fronte il Palazzo della Magnolia. Il Locandiere, ormai da piu di 10 anni, propone alla sua clientela ed ai viaggiatori, una cucina siciliana esclusivamente di pesce con alcune variazioni che ne esaltano il sapore senza tradire la tradizione.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sicilian seafood at its best!

A seafood restaurant worthy of a visit! Even though due to be closed on the night our group wished to eat there, they opened their door and kitchen and what a feast! Six antipasta dishes- 3 cold starters and 3 hot then gave way to 2 pasta dishes. Apologies were made that no mains courses were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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dublin,ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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dublin,ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A seafood restaurant worthy of a visit! Even though due to be closed on the night our group wished to eat there, they opened their door and kitchen and what a feast! Six antipasta dishes- 3 cold starters and 3 hot then gave way to 2 pasta dishes. Apologies were made that no mains courses were available on the night... More 

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West Sussex England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Do not miss the chance to eat in this well priced, simple but brilliant restaurant which, oddly enough given the location of Caltagirone, serves only fish and seafood. Booking essential.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Motoring though the Sicilian countryside we were delight to come across the picturesque hilltop town of Caltagierone. We followed the crowd of Italians enjoying their Christmas holidays and found this wonderful restaurant operated by two brothers and specialising in seafood. We placed ourselves in their hands with the fish menu and were deliciously rewarded. Non-fish eaters may have difficulty but... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

With our limited Italian and their limited English, we ordered what we thought was just a simple fish dish each. But turned it out that the specific dishes ordered were merely to be the finales of a wonderful sequence of delicious morsels. We did not leave hungry.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Excellent food and service. Having arrived 30 mins before opening on a damp evening, we were particularly pleased that the owner invited us in and gave us a drink while we waited. Don`t miss it if you`re near the centre of town....and it is good value

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Mercer Island, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended at our B&B, so we made a reservation while we were walking around to get acquainted with the town. The staff was very kind, and we were happy to be greeted by one of the same people when returning for dinner. Business seemed slow at first (probably because we're always early), but the tables filled... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Very good restaurant. The antipasto was yummy! Three hot and three cold. Had swordfish sausage, the best sausage I've ever eaten! Then had a fish cooked in tomato, olives, and capers also good.

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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As was already stated by the previous guests of the restaurant -- take the Degustation Menu for 24 EUR and you'll get one of the most delicious food in your life! Firstly, you'll be surprised with freshness of the ingredients. Secondly, you'll be amazed with new (for non-italians & non-sicilians, I guess :-) ) combinations of the ingredients. E.g. there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This restaurant appeared in our guide book, which can be a bad thing some times, but not today. We liked the description of their buying fish for the day and, if it runs out, they simply close. There was great courtesy on arrival, and full descriptions given by our friendly waiter who knowledgeably recommended wine for our selection of dishes.... More 

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MARIO C, Proprietario at Il Locandiere, responded to this review
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Ci fà piacere che tutto sia andato benissimo... Saluti dalla Sicilia e da Caltagirone. More 

Gdansk, Poland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have found Il Locandiere based on recommendation in our guidebook. We absolutely loved it, in spite of our being a little wary to eat fish so far from the coast Il Locandiere proved to be up to any test. What may be interesting Locandiere actually has decor which is not a norm for a Sicilian restaurant, and pleasant one... More 

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Grazie e tanti saluti dalla Sicilia... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Luigi Sturzo 59 | Centro Storico, 95041 Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Caltagirone
  • Phone Number: +39 0933 58292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Il Locandiere e un piccolo Ristorante di pesce a gestione famigliare con pochi posti a sedere e si trova in pieno centro storico di Caltagirone in Via Luigi Sturzo n.59 A pochi passi dalla famosa Scalinata e dalla Piazza principale, proprio di fronte il Palazzo della Magnolia. Il Locandiere, ormai da piu di 10 anni, propone alla sua clientela ed ai viaggiatori, una cucina siciliana esclusivamente di pesce con alcune variazioni che ne esaltano il sapore senza tradire la tradizione.

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