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Il Gambero Pazzo

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$5 - $23
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Centro Catania
0.2 miles from Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was great, the stuff was great, the ambient was great! We had really good time and nice evening dinner, although we nearly didn’t find the place.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

Nice place cosy and fantastic food and prix. Must try if you in catania.. very tasty meal. The owner was very friendly . I was first order 2 dishes and I end up with 2 more. Recommended . Make ur reservation in advance.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

Very delicious food we were 5 people eating fish pasta. The staff is very polite but the reservation is a must and you can stay only 2 hours.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021

Excellent restaurant. We went there to have dinner, we didn’t have the book and they were quite busy but the manager arranged a table for us. The food was very good, we had some mussels (amazing), pasta al Aglio with fruto di mare and Gamberini....Very surprised with the venue and how good the service was. We recommend it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 18, 2021

First of all I want to say that I really like Italy. As a travel agent I travel more than the others and I have a really big experience all over the world. It is the first time I write negative comment. This restaurant was...fully disappointment. It is the first time that we leave restaurant after 50 minutes and pay with no tips. The service is bad. No one at the entrance. They lead You to the table while bringing food to other guests. If You order wine - You will drink it in a water IKEA glass, unless You are an Italian. If You want to smoke, You can't, unless You are an Italian. If You require recommendation about the food, You will not receive it, unless You are an Italian. The portions are small. You order an octopus salad and you get half a plate of chopped cabbage. You order grilled seafood and you get fresh cabbage again, 1 squid that is so tough that it's not edible, 1 baby squid and some sprat fish. The seafood paste was actually basically empty mussel shells with two spoons of pasta. The night before we visited another, much more modest restaurant, which was much better. We felt unwanted. And this only because we are tourists.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 28, 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and a really quiet and nice terrace compared with what you see in the rest of Catania. I am not a big seafood lover, but the pasta with smoked salmon and shrimp was to die for.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful, quiet rooftop location. Staff is very nice. Quick service. But above all the food is just perfection. We loved everything. Very decently priced for what it is. Will go back next time i’m in Catania. Def recommended!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed September 30, 2020

Came here on our last night in Sicily. The food is fabulous. We had learnt our lesson and didn't get the primi pasta plates- just as well, looking at others they were enormous! Fabulous shellfish and fish - we covered mussels, prawns. shrimp, tuna, some...other clams I don't know the name of but between antipasti and secondi they were amazing. Really well priced lovely tucked away place that opens into a really cool square with some fab bars. People told me Catania was horrible. They were so wrong and this place is the epitome of what is right about it!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

Lots of different and huge portions of inexpensive fish mostly poorly prepared. Some weird omnipresence of cheap vinegar in every dish. Didn’t see anything like the tempting photos posted. Not expensive overall though. I guess that’s the deal.More

Date of visit: September 2020
janex80, Proprietario at Il Gambero Pazzo, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2020
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Buonasera Non capisco quali differenze lei trovi nelle foto pubblicate da noi e dai stessi clienti che ovviamente corrispondono a...More

Reviewed August 29, 2020

The food is serve so fresh and in a big servings for a very good price. The food attendants, Miriam, Sebastian and Tony are soooo accommodating and so friendly- feels home and I strongly recommend this place. Eating good and fresh seafoods under the orange...tree is an amazing experience. Thank you soooo much guys. Gonna come back soon!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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September 5, 2020|
Response from danya76 | Reviewed this property |
good morning, please contact by phone the restaurant
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August 30, 2019|
Response from janex80 | Property representative |
Is posible you call in my telefon mobile 0039 391 1086274 Saluti da tutto lo staff del GamberoPazzo
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They speak excellent English. Call them
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Yes, Il Gambero Pazzo is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Il Gambero Pazzo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5