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Il Covo Marino

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Via Lungomare Ciclopi n.149, 95021 Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Min Hyuk P
Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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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 

Thank TMM67
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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

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 

Thank ZaraVP
Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 

Thank Burywood
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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.

Thank GPoeti
Sale, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Warmly greeted here as we drifted in to see if they had a table. Our waiter spoke good English and happily talked us through the menu and suggested we could choose our fish and they would cook it anyway we liked. He also helped with wine selection (we opted for Timperosse, Mandrarossa - DELICIOUS). We chose the mixed fish starter... More 

Thank Sarah D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We found this on trip advisor. We casually walked in and we're astound with the service. Vincenzo, our waiter, was knowledgeable about local wine to match the meal (Lunà Grillo with breaded Dover). We were pleasently surprised to have the risotto with strawberries/pistachio! Delectable! The most incredible part was that we saw "breaded oysters" in another Trip Advisor post and... More 

Thank David M
Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restaurant is amazing, the starter like tapas from fish, but is combination with fruits. If you like fish, you love this restaurant. the service is great, the waiter knows his products and the wine. If you are in Sicily, I can advise you this restaurant.

Thank Richenjel
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A lovely location directly opposite the harbour and friendly attentive staff; the antipasti misti was wonderful a selection of dishes so fresh and diverse they were almost a meal in them self; the aubergine tart was as delicious as it was unusual. My prawn /squid, mussel and clam risotto was so soft and tasty being cooked to perfection. The waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $165
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: 0957116649

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