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Trattoria Il Mare

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Centro Catania
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Via San Michele 7, Catania, Sicily, Italy
095317024
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12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Luxembourg
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed 6 days in Sicily, enjoyed great food every day, but this was THE best food we tasted during the trip which I think really says something. It was not perfect: down a back-street, no outside terrace, service a little wonky, it was a pure family affair: son serving the tables, Mama cooking the (exceptional pasta), Papa preparing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

... and go inside. The typical place where the frontage doesn't honour the meal. Just eat the best grilled sardina ever. Melted with fresh tomatoes and garlic. So great. The server is very nice, honest and he speak English and French. Also, wine's choice is large but strictly local. Amongst the best.

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Thank Quentin C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

If you see this place from outside, you cannot imagine there is this quality inside. Everything; interior design, tables and presentation of the food & drink is pretty simple, but the taste of them are great. We loved all the food we had here in this place. The person who served is very kind person. The most amazing part of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

On our last night in Catania, we were looking for a restaurant specializing in sea food, and this one was just a few minutes away from where we were staying. The first impression, when we walked in, wasn't particularly great. While the eatery next door looked alive and buzzing, there was only one table occupied by a family here. Staff... More 

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Rome, Italy
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I went back to this restaurant because it is sort of a tradition for me. However, I must say that this time I was not delighted by this experience. The appetisers are copious but the food ends up all tasting the same. I had a pasta with seafood and it felt as if they had just used the same ingredients... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

One of the few places where the proprietar still cares about guests and wants to please them in terms of fresh food and nice service. We found a familiar atmosphere and a menu rather classic for seafood. What is really amazing is the taste of the dish and the feeling that everything is cooked at that time and nothing is... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Visit not the first time that family business. The father is the cook, mother is manager and the son makes the service. I eat more than i was hungry, because after get in conversation with the staff about food and taste they offer me some meal what did not is on the card ! So i left the trattoria happy... More 

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Zürich, Schweiz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A really typical Sicilian trattoria where the father cooks and the son helps cooking and serves the dishes. It takes a little longer to get the food, but when it is there, it is an explosion of different flavours. We ordered the menu for 20.-- which includes 5 courses, but we needed to give up after 3, because there was... More 

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Thank Fabienne N
Catania, Italy
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My daughter and I visited this restaurant based upon google traveller reviews. However, the pasta with pesto was inedible - in fact was disgusting - and the sea bass awful - the salad a wilting mess of iceberg lettuce and canned sweetcorn. To be honest if it wasn't for the lovely scilian wine and the nice waitress.... I have had... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A nice restaurant in the heart of Catania, close-by 'Piazza Stesicoro'. Good fresh seafood is served here, however there is too much oil in their presentation. Therefore good but average dinner in town; in my opinion dishes are over-seasoned. Average menu-selection offering local cuisine. Not my favorite ambient, friendly staff. As usual this is my subjective opinion only. PS Their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Michele 7, Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 095317024

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