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Il Locandiere

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Chowder, Mediterranean
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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hugely enjoyable evening

As is so often the case many people do not really know how to rate food and the reviews for this restaurant are good examples. The courses, we had the complete tasting menu, are good or very good, but not excellent. I gained the impression that the chef, who pops out of his kitchen regularly to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Biker21_11
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As is so often the case many people do not really know how to rate food and the reviews for this restaurant are good examples. The courses, we had the complete tasting menu, are good or very good, but not excellent. I gained the impression that the chef, who pops out of his kitchen regularly to check the tables, is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

we stepped into a cosy restaurant and was greeted with the best Sicilian service--warm, genuine, welcoming. So much attention and detail went into the design of the menus, you immediately know that these people take pride in their restaurant and take things seriously. Our polite yet friendly server recommended the set menu( a bargain at like 20euros), and what would... More 

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Becket, Massachusetts
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42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had dinner at this highly rated restaurant, but it didn't live up to the rave reviews. This was the first restaurant in Sicily where the waiter tried to "up sell." He tried to convince us that one of the hot antipastos was a tiny portion. We ordered one to share anyway, and felt it was a good size to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We loved Il Locandiere! The food was delicious and down to the last dish, perfect, the service wonderful, the restaurant comfortable. Go! It's worth time on the road, another church, and possibly a another piece of Sicilian pottery to enjoy a meal at this restaurant. The highlights for me were the fish sausage flavored with fennel and a cannolo which... More 

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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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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: Chowder, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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