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Via Risorgimento 4/bis, 98050 Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
(+39) 090 9843523
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really great food, fresh fish - pasta con vongole would highly recommend! Pasta Spada was a bit over cooked, overall was great.

Thank Travis R
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was at the top of tripadvisor ratings, so we arrived about 8pm. They were all booked, but made a space for us at 10:30pm. It was worth the wait. Since we were a bit full after a few cocktails and snacks at a local bar, we could not enjoy the full menu. Nonetheless, the grilled octopus starter was... More 

Thank stephenjason
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on terrace. Without reservation, yet they were very helpful and manage to accommodate us. Great grilled fish, fresh salads and good wine with a nice atmosphere.

Thank patrickbau
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 July 20, 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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

Thank Wrensch
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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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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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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

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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, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Risorgimento 4/bis, 98050 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?