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“Classic "Italian job" - run if you can” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria El Pescador

Trattoria El Pescador
Via Europa, 38, 91023 Sicily, Italy
0923.921035
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Ranked #39 of 55 Restaurants in Favignana
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Parma, Italy
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9 restaurant reviews
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“Classic "Italian job" - run if you can”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

extremely expensive for the service and the quality of the food provided. the offer of the dishes is nothing special, in the little village of favignana one can find easily better alternatives such as the due colonne or the incredible Il quadrifoglio.

anyway, the service is all smiles and pats on the shoulder, except that they omit the price for the serving (unless one asks explicitly) and forget to bring the menu... the tables are literally in the middle of a small square with bikers and cyclers passing at a few inches. the square is nothing special and as a matter of fact rather shabby (not shabby chic, just shabby).

for what concerns the food, the variety of the fishes was limited and the fishes not so fresh, which is honestly puzzling if you consider the price tag and the fact that the daily fish market takes place at 200 mts from the restaurant. wine and good but the sweets just ok.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Morges, Switzerland
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“Not cheap but the best fish we ate in Sicily”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The owner is very friendly and will bring at your table the catch of the day . The service was colorful and the ambiance very 'local'. We loved it. Almost chocked when we got the bill BUT being located on an island, one can not be surprised that this restaurant is, yes, rather expensive. Especially when you get to eat such fresh food. The quality of the products justifies the prices. The owner's wife takes her cooking very seriously. I had a good view on the kitchen and could watch her work her magic. By far, the best fish we ate in Sicily. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malta
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“Daylight robbery”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The food here is quite acceptable, the prices not. We were charged both cover charge and service charge and the prices are just a rip-off.

Visited October 2012
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Glasgow
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“Good Quality Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We had an excellent, relaxed lunch. It was not cheap but, based on our experience of Sicilian restaurants, the price was fair and the quality easily justified it. We read some negative reviews about the restaurant prior to going which, in hindsight, we didn't understand. This is simply a very good family restaurant.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mirano, Italy/ New York, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“too expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

way too expensive for the service and quality although pronely the best place on island but nit worth to pay price of a restaurant in Milano for a trattoria in the south!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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