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“Go elsewhere” 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
New Orleans, Louisiana
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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Go elsewhere”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were headed to another restaurant when we were drawn into this appealing restaurant in the square...the prices were very high for the quality of food received plus expect a service charge and a cover charge totaling 12 euros. Ordered a fresh mixed salad and received iceberg lettuce, tomato and carrots. I returned the salad which cost more than a basic salad and it was included in the bill! Ordered grilled eggplant and it came with olive oil slathered all over it and basically had no taste. They were out of an apparently popular dish- cous cous with fish -so we ordered a seafood dish for 25 euros. to their credit, the calamari was tasty and plentiful along with 4 small shrimps and very little of anything else. There are other great places to eat in Favignana!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Urbino, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A rip-off”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

A classical tourist-trap. I paid for a very bland Spaghetti coi Ricci, with Ricci clearly frozen, a whopping €21, almost twice as much as what I paid for the best Spaghetti coii Ricci I had in Marinella di Selinunte. Stay away, there are much better alternatives in lovely Favignana.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Parma, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“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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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“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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