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“Of Course the best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Alberto

Ristorante Alberto
Via Ghibellina, 95, 98123 Messina, Sicily, Italy
090 712057
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Ranked #2 of 437 Restaurants in Messina
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Of Course the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visit Sicily almost every month,this restaurant is really recommended, almost everything is perfect.I love the Lobster Pasta,unforgettable.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Vongole to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Although we weren't sure about the restaurant because it was recommended by a tourist representative on a cruise ship, our apprehensions quickly evaporated when we arrived. The restaurant is run by a husband and wife, who took care of the service attentively and quickly. My wife usually orders spaghetti ala vongole as a test dish and was very glad she did, as it was the best she has ever had, anywhere. My taste of the dish confirmed her opinion: perfect pasta and a complex, rich and savory sauce with excellent clams. My dish, fusilli with pesto, was also excellent. The wine list was moderate but well assorted; we had a half-bottle of a local Sicilian wine that was reasonable (only 8 euros) and worth more than the price. A delightful experience, especially given what a depressing place Messina is.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maghera, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“It's a simple must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I was so happy to have dinner here. I absolutely hated the city...dirty, dark, everything grubby etc but this restaurant restored my otherwise terrible day.
The restaurant is decorated in clean white and the waiters own the restaurant. When you have Italians owning a restraint and not packed with tourists you know you're going to have a good evening.
The menu was full of fish...I just wanted to sample it all.
It's simple...The plates are full of fresh fish, cooked to perfection in a way it just melts in your mouth served in a professional and decent manor.

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Naples, Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“For real foodies!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

One of our fellow cruisers had thoroughly researched the restaurants in Messina so I was pleased to hear that he too had settled on Alberto for lunch. It's a short walk from the famous clock tower where we went to see the astronomical clock do its thing at noon. We were probably seated by 12:30 and immediately the place started to fill up! We had a number of different carpaccio of fish, the lobster served in a half shell with pasta in a light lobster sauce, and a delightful green salad. Fabulous. For a wine, we chose Maria Costanza and it was prefect. Next time I'm having the oysters and seafood crudo! The only drawback was the number of tourists but I can see what draws them and understand fully how this restaurant has maintained its #1 ranking.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Birthday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Delicious!!! Amazing food, atmosphere, service etc etc!
Just came for lunch on my birthday and it was amazing. No.1!
Highly recommended!

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