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Il Covo Marino

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Via Lungomare Ciclopi n. 149, 95021 Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 711 6649
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all , we all got food sick and the girls throw up all night after eating there . We called first and than arrived . Every one was really nice at start but than the food start coming and it was just terrible in every known scale. One of the pasta dish wasn't touched. The side dishes got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The perfect place of you want to taste several different local recepies all at once. They 8 antipasti is a MUST. food here is all delicious. I also tried the pasta with sea urchins and it was excellent.

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Thank Emiliano F
Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved everything about the antipasto ....fish was very fresh and delicious., service was great...I think the kitchen was going to close in any minute but still all the staff welcomed us and were very helpful especially the head waiter. desert was delicious as well ..

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Thank Maria C
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome dishes beautifully presented. Came here with locals and loved the fish with fruit combinations. Best mussels ever, cod with cherry tomatoes, pulp with grapes, watermelon and grouper, pistachio ravioli. Fresh, busy overlooking the sea. Great with kids. The restaurant catered for our guide's wedding. Fabulous choice.

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Thank Jo S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

They were kind, and served quite good food. However, we paid coperto even for my 3 years old son.

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Thank Min Hyuk P
Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Went after positive reviews. Had the 8 dish antipasta starter. Could have simply had another one as my main. It was so good. Groper filled pasta with a pistachio cream sauce was nice but the fried squid was so tender unlike the boot leather experienced elsewhere. Desserts pretty good too. The only drawback was that the service was a bit... More 

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Thank TMM67
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, fresh fish, just at the end of the main footwalk! The staff is really nice. It is not too pricy and can be perfect for a family dinner

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Thank John P
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

On our last day in Catania, we decided to take the bus up the coast to Aci Castello, to see the Cyclops rocks and to have lunch by the sea. Il Covo Marino is right on the little harbour and captures the seaside atmosphere perfectly, even in February. We were given a free glass of Prosecco on arrival, which was... More 

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Thank ZaraVP
Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We decided to eat here based on TripAdvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. The mixed seafood starter is an absolute must and has some great new fusion-type dishes as well as the traditional ones. My fish was presented whole and then taken away to be filleted which was an unexpected treat. A great experience with great views over the harbour.... More 

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Thank Burywood
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Order the mixed starter which comprised of a variety of fish dishes and was absolutely delicious - you won't be disappointed (if you like seafood)! The service was friendly and Emmanuele made us feel right at home and we had a wonderful time at il Covo Marino.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $170
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Lungomare Ciclopi n. 149, 95021 Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Aci Castello  >  Acitrezza
  • Phone Number: +39 095 711 6649

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?