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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
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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Valentina R
st pete florida
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank dblbell56
Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank dindindeniz
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank silvertraveler01
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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.

1 Thank annette a
Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank TravelingYan
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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

Thank sultanarossa
Havre, Montana
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had only one dish at La Paglia, an octopus salad that was a bit on the chewy side, so I can't properly comment on the food served there. (I also had a cassata for dessert that was brought in from the wonderful Caffe del Duomo.) But I can tell you that this is a great place for lunch because... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

After visiting fish market, we decided to have our lunch in a restaurant nearby. La Paglia was the perfect place to have lunch as all the seafood was so fresh. The staff was so friendly, although they don't speak English well, we had no problem to choose our dishes, communicated both in English and Italian. I strongly recommend you to... More 

Thank Whirling_Dervish_TR
San Gregorio di Catania, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was a Saturday lunchtime and the fish market was scrubbing down to a close. This trattoria has tables alongside fish market stalls as well as inside but we thought watching the last of the market trade might be entertaining. The menu was pretty limited but service was swift. Quality: train station. Prices: mid-restaurant! Overall an easily forgettable experience.

1 Thank Nick F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 095 34 68 38

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?