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“A Wonderful Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Cuciniere

Il Cuciniere
Via Luigi Capuana 145 Via Finocchiaro Aprile 110, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
095-7470702
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Ranked #40 of 587 Restaurants in Catania
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and I had been traveling throughout Sicily and had a day in Catania before our flight back to the US the next day. While at the Katane Palace Hotel we signed up for a great gastronomic tour. The visit to the Pescheria was most interesting and the cooking demonstration of the four dinner courses expertly prepared and explained. We had a very delicious meal afterwards of encrusted tuna steaks which could be served in any gourmet restaurant in any city of the world.

HelenS

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Beijing
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great Michelin restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Superb cuisine. Definately the best in Catania. Not easy to find at first - keep the Katane Palace Hotel directions, there are many signs to it.

Visited December 2011
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Nottingham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Suffers from the same problems as the hotel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

As it is situated in the Katane Palace hotel, we suffered from the fact that when we sat down, so did a big tour party. There were only two waiting staff, who were run ragged, and they had to service the hotel bar as well. Food was hit and miss, my smoked fish starter was very nice, but the wife's lasagne was made with thick slabs of cheese instead of pasta.

Disappointing

  • Visited September 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rome, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“At the court of Carmelo Chiaramonte!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2009

Eclectic and innovative but respectful of traditions, Il Cuciniere is my first choice when for work I spend a couple of days in Catania.
For gourmet and lovers of fresh ingredients, quality, good service and kindness.
A very good selection of white and red wines, most of them, from the great Etna valley, and moreover, thanks to nice and relaxing outdoor patio where to dinner with your guest during the long sicilian spring and summer season makes an excellent dinner a great experience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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