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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 11 anni, propone alla sua clientela ed ai viaggiatori, una cucina tradizionale 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is one of my favorites restaurants in Sicily. Enjoyed the excellence in the choice of ingredients, the fantastic tastes of meals, and the wonderful waiter who was, I think, the smartest and kindest I ever met since long, including in big cities like NYC or Paris: he was passionate about his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Paris, France
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is one of my favorites restaurants in Sicily. Enjoyed the excellence in the choice of ingredients, the fantastic tastes of meals, and the wonderful waiter who was, I think, the smartest and kindest I ever met since long, including in big cities like NYC or Paris: he was passionate about his job, and made our stay a genuine discovery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a crude seabass for starters that was amazing! They also brought fresh and delicious bruschettas.. Then we ordered 4 different pastas, all with fish. All of them were very tasty, the fish was always fresh (believe me, I'm from Portugal) and the wine was perfect (their recommendation). It's definetly a #1 restaurant and we paid 84€ for four... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We arrived a few minutes before it opened having climbed the famed stairs, but they sat us early. Tip all you need is the fish Antipasto and one primi patti. The Antipasto was to do die for ! Herring with orange, Mussel...it kept coming. Delicious. The waiter was attentive and obviously wanted us to enjoy our meal. Visit Caltagirone early... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The service was great and the atmosphere very welcoming. We had a fish antipasto which was simply divine. Our daughter preferred a simple pasta dish which was cooked to perfection. Even if in simple tomato sauce it was delicious, fresh and tasty. The combination of the various fruits and vegetables used with the different kinds of fish was very interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had the best meal of our vacation so far. Very friendly people, a stylish dining room and the antipasti are a feast! This is why Italian food can be so good, great ingredients combined to complex tastes, without overdoing. The dessert of cannoli with warm fig marmalade was a wonderful ending. Don't miss this one out and do not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We chose the menu of the day. For 24 euro we got a lot of great frech fish. The cold and hot starters are simply great! With the menu you won't get off the table with hunger!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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 11 anni, propone alla sua clientela ed ai viaggiatori, una cucina tradizionale siciliana esclusivamente di pesce con alcune variazioni che ne esaltano il sapore senza tradire la tradizione.

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