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Il Locandiere

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Mediterranean, Chowder
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Via Luigi Sturzo 55/57/59, 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 quasi 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
Most recent review
One of the top restaurants in Sicily

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
weltravelledofSussex
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West Sussex England
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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West Sussex England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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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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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Ci fà piacere che tutto sia andato benissimo... Saluti dalla Sicilia e da Caltagirone. More 

Gdansk, Poland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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MARIO C, Proprietario at Il Locandiere, responded to this review
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Grazie e tanti saluti dalla Sicilia... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We can truly say this has also been our best meal in Sicily since it is our first day on the island - and what a find! As previous reviewers have said this is a very nice restaurant - excellent food and attentive service, at a great price. We chose the 24 euro meal, and after 8 courses we were... More 

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Grazie per averci scelto e per averci recensito. Un saluto da Caltagirone e dalla Sicilia. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Luigi Sturzo 55/57/59, 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 quasi 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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