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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

Ate here at midday and have been coming here the last 10 years. Things have changed and not for the better. Hospitality: ZERO. No welcome, just dropped the menu card on our table, not sure waitress can speak. Prices have increased and quality of food...clearly went down. The guy who took the order arrived with his training on, his tee-shirt soaked in sweat and did not smell good. He might just have finished removing the waste bins. Food was brought to the table, just ok! One dish had a big hair in it. Where is the eolian hospitality? Employees here look unhappy and they must have unhappy customers.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed October 25, 2020

We turned up - a group of 8 - without a reservation. We were kindly asked to stand by and wait 5 minutes whilst the staff arranged - and sanitised - the tables to sit us all together, whilst maintaing appropriate social distancing from the...other diners. (would have loved the seaview from the terrace, but being mid-October we ate indoors). We were given all the time to study the menu, helped with detailed explanations and provided with useful suggestions, without being ever rushed into making our choices. Home made pasta, fresh local fish - we had been advised by our B&B host to go for the Alalunga (longfin tuna) - and rich vegetable side dishes did not disappoint. We finished with the delicious "Torta Cannolo" in other word a "Cannolo Siciliano" rearranged as a cheesecake. Very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 28, 2020

We wish we had found this restaurant the first of two nights we were there because we would have gone twice. We were fortunate to get a table in this lovely traditional dining room. Outside seating on their beautiful terrace was not available due to...the weather. They have a beautiful unobstructed view of the water. The staff was very efficient and a joy to watch. The servers were always moving and helping each other when needed. They were also very respectful of the current covid restrictions. And best of all, the food was out of this world! We had a delicious Aeolian style pasta with tomatoes, capers etc., followed by a steak with potatoes. The steak was a delicious surprise, so flavorful. My husband had the semifreddo which was outstanding. We highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed December 19, 2019

This was the best place we ate on the Island with nice fresh food served out on the lower balcony. We needed to book to get a place and service was quietly efficient. The restaurant served may local wines which we enjoyed. We ate seafood...and pasta; both were very good.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019

During our time on Salina, we ate there nearly every day and it was always great. The fish (ask for the catch of the day) was really delicious just like the other meals. I especially loved the dessert with ricotta. When we were there they...had two vegetarian meals on their menu, one of them was probably even vegan. The waiters are really lovely. Furthermore, the atmosphere is very nice and the sea view is stunning.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 10, 2019

We ate lunch here at the end of the season, so it was quiet. The restaurant is up the main street in Santa Marina and the terrace has a terrific view of Lipari Island. Food was excellent - and filling - which we enjoyed with...a bottle of Salina white wine (Bianco del Commandante). We'd definitely go back!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019

We found this jem online and had to book even though we were out of season and we understood why. Great food, great service nice ambiance!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here. My Italian husband and I just loved the pasta with gamberoni e zucchini. The view was also nice. Not sure why the other reviews are so mediocre. We would certainly come again.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

On our last night on salina, we had a great dinner experience in this restaurant. Fish was fresh and prepared very well. We had an excellent bottle of local malvasia and the best cannolo tasted on the island.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

The service, the ambiance and the quality of the food made this a dining delight. Quiet, friendly and attentive staff added to the experience. The wine was excellent and the view from the balcony across the sea to Lipari was a definite winner. If you’re...visiting Salina, this little gem is recommended. Plenty of patronage each evening adds depth to this review.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Trattoria Cucinotta is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4