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“Lunch at international star-quality level at a local price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Satra

Satra
Via Duca degli Abruzzi, 1, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
0932842148
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Ranked #7 of 57 Restaurants in Scicli
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Bruges, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lunch at international star-quality level at a local price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The restaurant is somewhat hidden in the beautiful little baroque town of Scicli. The interior is surprisingly modern, with a eye for detail and luxury. I mean, comfy chairs with leather and wood, pristine white napkins, spacious toilet rooms... You don't expect this in 'rural' Sicily.
The food is from local ingredients, brought together in a higly original way and cooked to perfection. For a sunday lunch my wife ordered an almond 'soup' with vongole, I had a cream of 'fave' beans with small fried squids, some ricotta cheese and zucchini flower. My main dish was dolpinfish (nothing to do with dolphin though - synonym of maki maki) with slices of candied pumpkin. My wife had stuffed squid, it looked like a piece of art and it also tasted that way. The dessert with ice cream of saffron and wild fennel was mind-blowing.
For me, the level of this lunch was easily at one star michelin level, yet the bill was just € 131 for two, including a bottle of wine of € 45, a glass of sparkling wine (Murgo - excellent!) and coffee. This is far from expensive for what you get. Other reviewers have some critic about the knowledge of the staff. It is true that our (otherwise very kind) waiter could not answer a question I had about a wine, but he went to ask in the kitchen, which is fine for me. The wine list is just a sheet of paper and is not very informative, on the other hand all the wines are displayed on a shelf and for me it was a kind of fun to have a look to the bottles with the wine list in the hand. There are only Sicilian wines and the selection is very good and prices reasonable, so you won't be disappointed here. The personal greeting by the chefs as we left made the experience complete. Very highly recommended, as Michelin would say "vaut le détour".

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ahus, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Exiting and a bit different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We ate here two evenings, meat the first and fish the second evening. Both was very good and the service was friendly and attentive. Try the parfait with saffron and fennel a superb completion

Visited October 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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242 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 119 cities Reviews in 119 cities
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
“Not a good experience for us”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The menu is very limited and if you are looking for vegetarian options, you are out of luck! They don't even offer a salad. Also, don't rely on the english translations on the menu - they are not correct - we had to send back a pasta dish we thought was vegetarian that was not. The 3 euro per person cover is the highest we saw in Scicli. And the artisan beers start at 13 euros.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Class on it's own”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We vistied 3 time during our stay in Scicli. and we basicaly had most of the menu. the food is great with a special touch. very good service.

Visited July 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Fabulous Cibo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We have just enjoyed a stunning dinner here at Satra, off the main piazza.
Modern stylish decor, excellent service and most importantly superb food! The complimentary fava bean dip was a special treat, we shared a delicious pasta entree, followed by a sensational snapper, fish of the day dish, with a lemon hollandaise sauce and broccoli with olives and anchovies, delicious! Our expressos included a little strawberry shortcake.
We would highly recommend dining here!

Visited June 2013
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