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“What do you expect when the menu consists of pictures?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Pellegrino

Trattoria Pellegrino
Piazza Duomo N 5, Catania, Sicily, Italy
393480799663
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Ranked #485 of 589 Restaurants in Catania
Cuisines: Chowder
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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42 restaurant reviews
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“What do you expect when the menu consists of pictures?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The location is perfect, next to the fountain, with a view on fish market. Of course, we should have left, once we saw pictures on the menu instead of text. The food was not bad, but not outstanding. Service okay, but obviously aimed at non-returning one-off tourist customers. If I had to choose again, I would have a small lunch here and look for another place to dine.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Kranenburg, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Tourist place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The restaurant is nicely located next to the fish market and the fountain. Tourists are the main target group, given that the menu was a picture book of the various dishes. Prices are high, but within the limits for such a location.
The food itself was OKish, the preparations very basic. Don't expect any fine cooking here.

Visited October 2013
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“Mousetrap for tourists - please check prices from the beginning on!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I went there due to some recommendations and found food and service quite nice, but then it turned out that they calculated about 5 € for one oyster (calculating the whole garbage around) and the service started to be very impolite when I asked about the justification of such a prize (in France, one really excellent oyster is about 0.5 - 1, € and even cheaper if you are so closely to the seaside). Also, when we sat outside, a lot of smoke from the kitchen went around and the smell of the fish-market turned from somehow fresh to somehow awful. At the end - and this is the positive message - they reduced the price to something meaningful, but I felt awful to have been gone there. This is not a nice attraction or event you should put on your list. Better avoid it, let the trattoria aside and look somewhere else.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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