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Trattoria La Paglia

Centro Catania
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Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
095 34 68 38
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9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish restaurant, the fish is extremely fresh and everything is nicely prepared. Pleasant wine, friendly service, and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Carlotta1770
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious, fresh and really tasty. The mix of "fritti" was awesome. The local wine was one of the best I had. The service was excellent. Even brought me cannoli as a complimentary. A must visit restaurant. If you are there, look for "Salvo".

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I haven't eaten that badly for long time. How they manage to get reviews above terrible is a miracle. I should have stood up a left when I saw the fritto misto worst ever. Couldn't finish it. Even more disappointed to see the nice food in the neighboring MMM trattoria. Ok, got it wrong...a petty for the only one day... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

On our first day in Catania we stumbled across this place during market hours. A fantastic experience. We were served the freshest food and fish by a delightful waiter who advised us on the best dishes in the menu and thoroughly looked after us during the meal. The caponata was the best we had in the whole 2 weeks. Whilst... More 

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st pete florida
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

First night in Catania and we lucked into a table around 9pm. Sis thought this was the best fish she had the whole visit to Sicily . Kids had pasta and one still rated this bolognese as his top 3. On the sight where whole swordfish and other seafoods were for sale in the morning. Inhale and the aromas of... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Everything we ate was over the top fresh. The chef was a woman who did this job for years and she was very friendly. The service was good but the food was bot special. It lacked a chef's touch. The only reason everything tasted good was because of how fresh the fish was.

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Glasgow
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a simple trattoria with crowded tables immersed in the noise and the smells of the Pescheria. It has a small menu completely dominated by fish but even so with a good variety. All the fish is very fresh and high quality and it is served to the table immediately on cooking. Cooking techniques are simple but the standard... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly welcome, the menu is great, very delicious shrimps (the shrimp is a must), great cook by the mother, best services given by the waiter.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We had lunch in the middle of Catania's fish market. For starters we had marinated shrimp and also fried sardines which were on the house. For main course we had sword fish steak and grilled fish. Both were excellent. we enjoyed very much.

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Thank TravelingYan
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

It is in the fish market. I recommend seafood salad, sautè di cozze e vongole (mussels) and sardines. It is so fresh, quick and budget where you can experience real Catania

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 095 34 68 38

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