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Via Risorgimento, 4/bis, Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
(+39) 090 9843523
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favourite of the four restaurants we ate at on Salina by some way. Nice terrace, friendly and knowledgable service and good food, including the best pasta alla norma I've ever eaten. Just one warning: the calamari are frozen and pre-breadcrumbed, but to the waiter's credit, he did quietly warn my wife .......

Thank SimonBo
Pully, Switzerland
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to almost all places in Salina and must say this is the place where you eat simple but outstandingly prepared dishes. Some if the best include the tuna tartare, pasta al ragu di totano, tagliatelle alle gamberi e zuchini, fritura di calamari e gamberi. Amazing and top quality/price ratio.

Thank blackcj
Island of Malta, Malta
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160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Aeolian Islands are not very good normally for dining. Cucinotta defies expectations and is a very good dining spot with polite service. All dishes were good although not outstanding but much better than the tourist fodder in so many of the restaurants around.

Thank markwlugano
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a simple dinner here. Nothing special but the food was more than satisfactory and very nice experience.

Thank Wrensch
New orleans
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite meal in Sicily. Three courses- all better than the previous. Started with tuna tartare- it was an interesting and fun play on the classic with new and traditional flavors. We then shared a shrimp pistachio pasta, slightly over salted but delicious all the same. It was lighter than some of the other pistachio pastas we have... More 

Thank KeAq
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We sat out on the terrace which has an amazing view. The food was delicious.Service was excellent.Many traditional meals. Gluten free meals are also available.

Thank Kathy G
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Food tasty, service helpful, setting delightful overlooking the sea and the narrow street. Busy from about 8.30 pm but low key and reasonably priced.

Thank maidofkent56
Bodrum City, Turkey
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We couldn't find the place following TA map. As we continued to walk down the street looking for other restaurants, we just happened to see this restaurant. It was a Tuesday evening at around 7:45pm, several tables with the best sea view were reserved. We were lucky to have a table for 2 in the outdoor area with quite a... More 

Thank Louise K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The food was exelent, the view with full mone gorgeous and the staff was very professionel. Antipasta octopus aolin taste, first course pasta with three spices and second corse grilled swordfish. We are certenly reterning another day.

Thank Beate Stensler T
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Tasty traditional food with fresh vegetables and fish. The terrace has a nice view! Staff atitude could be improved.

Thank Ana P

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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
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Risorgimento, 4/bis, Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Isola di Salina  >  Santa Marina Salina
  • Phone Number: (+39) 090 9843523

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