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Trattoria La Paglia

Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 346838
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
“swordfish” (4 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times, at lunch and dinner over more than 10 years. It’s one of those places that I hope will remain the same despite the current gentrification. Great dishes in the middle of the fish market.

Thank mascush
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Right in the heart of the fish market area. Don't expect charming service, but it is efficient and the food is simple and excellent.

Thank dandeve
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Unfortunately I had a poor fritto misto (way too greasy/oily) which gave me stomach trouble all afternoon. And also the mixed salad was very mediocre and watery. No love for food whatsoever in such a great atmosphere at Catania's market. A shame.

1  Thank piet379
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Was amaized by this small restaurant near the fish market in Catania Centre. The kitchen in this restaurant does miracles. We had antipasti of fried stuffed sardines Raw baby prawns marinated in extra vergin olive oil Fried artichoke hearts Spagetti with squid ink and sea...More

Thank stephen v
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Next to the Antica Marina (which was closed), this place looks like an undecorated cafe. The traditional sardines were OK and the linguini alla vongole not bad. The mixed grilled fish though was one gamba, a couple of pieces of squid and a sliver of...More

Thank Cop2hogs
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Located very close to the duomo and next to the fish market, fish is a central part of their menu. It is a small restaurant and when filled with people it gets crowded and noisy. The interior is only decorated with the basics and the...More

Thank Johnny K
Reviewed August 25, 2017

La Paglia is a great place to sit outdoor and watch the busy fish market while having a freshly cooked tasty meal. Contrary to other reviews, I don't feel like we were overcharged, there was no written bill but the menu is clear, stating the...More

Thank GommezA
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal - fantastic food with our kids but as per the other reviews, were overcharged by around €8. No written bill provided, waiter just adds it up in his head! Take note of what you eat and drink!

Thank EmmaLyne4444
Reviewed July 26, 2017

The Trattoria La Paglia has inherited the Catanese cooking traditions since its establishment back to 1814 (in 1938 they moved to the today's place). It is located right in front of the fish market in Catania and you can expect great service from the stuff...More

Thank Taiki M
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Restaurant served mostly local people. Fish well cooked, arrived promptly, salads and bread plain. Lone waiter ran to keep up with 25 -30 customers and was good-humoured and considerate to us tourists with our primitive restaurant Italian. Well done and thank you!

Thank Maria A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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: +39 095 346838
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