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De Fiore

$$ - $$$
Centro Catania
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Via Coppola 24/26, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
095 316283
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We fell upon this place en-route to another TA recommended restaurant. Food was excellent- mixed traditional starter to share was bursting with flavour. Home made pasta was great- sea food was in abundance and very tasty. Owner is front of house and very friendly - excellent value for money.

Thank Stephen R
Keswick, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here because it was recommended in a guide book. There was only one waiter, after 2 hours we had only received a starter and the cooking was atrocious.

Thank Tracey R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can recommend the decently priced food but the service is so haphazard. Even on a quiet night everyone was complaining about the lengthy unexplained wait for food.

Thank gramsci1966
Randers, Denmark
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3.0 stjernet vurdering 11.09.2016 We went there in september 2016, because it had good write ups but with warnings about the wait. The first night we went there, it was good. Therefore went again the next night. The cooking is done by the elderly lady, helped by two Bangladeshis and one waiter. The single waiter is poker faced and not... More 

Thank sasena114
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here as we heard it was the place to go for Pasta alla Norma in Catania. We were not disappointed as it was excellent here! The mixed antipasto plate was also very delicious. There is love in the preparation of this food! Many reviews talk about bad service at this resto but we had great service at lunchtime! So... More 

Thank kyller18
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Before going make sure to have the right mindset: you know is the service is going to be slow. We accepted that before entering and had a fantastic time for 2 important reasons. First, Rosanna is an older lady that speaks only Italian, she is sweet, energetic, happy to have you as a customer and proud of her own recipes.... More 

Thank MartijnvanW
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Reading the many reviews of this restaurant, you either embrace the very long wait for the food and find solace in wine and the home cooking or you find it all deeply disappointing. We were in the latter camp. De Fiore was near our hotel and was praised in the Rough Guide so I reserved a table at 8. That... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

A traditional Italian trattoria preparing simple but flavorsome food with good local wine that you'd pay three times the price in Positano. The breadcumbed sardines are superb. A warm and friendly restaurant.

Thank caribbeanskipper
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Enormous tasty :) Natural flovour of traditional italian kitchen. Home made wine. Must go must taste! Owner didn't spoke English but we communicate perfectly :) I really want to come back there :)

Thank Mariusz S
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Cosy and authentic, it's a great place to go if you want to enjoy genuine Sicilian cuisine. As a returning customer, I can particularly recommend three dishes: 1. The deservedly famous pasta alla norma (with thin slices of eggplant) 2. Simple but mouth watering grilled tuna 3. Amazing pasta with seafood Low prices, friendly but sometimes slow service. Good house... More 

Thank Kamil K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Coppola 24/26, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: 095 316283

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?