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Il Cantiniere

$$ - $$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Viale della Liberta' 153 | Viale Libertà 153, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 532122
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Salvatore was an incredible host. Trust him and let him introduce you to some of Sicily's best wines, based on your wine preferences. The food was excellent too. Highly recommended Catania stop!

Thank VenetianGirl
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Trying to find a decent wine selling place in Catania is a hard work! We've stumbled upon this place by mere chance, but frankly - more of luck. The service was friendly and more importantly knowledgable. Prices are decent and selection great. Did not try the food so I can't say a word for that, but wholeheartedly recommend if you... More 

Thank Przemyslaw I
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

A visually breathtaking atmosphere, you are surrounded by thousands of bottles of wines, spirits and beer from around the world. The food selection is narrow by delicious. Pricey, but a definite treat.We ate there as a family of 4 and returned with other family and friends later in the evening for drinks.

Thank mldanese
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Good service and friendly. Wondelful location. You can have dinner too! Hiwevwe we only tried a selection of wines and cheeses!

Thank Pablo C
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Always visit this place when in Catania. It has the best ever selection of Sicilian wines to taste and to buy, and a great selection of other Italian wines too!

Thank AndanteTFT
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

The whole place is lines with shelves of wine. The menu is short but delicious. We had place of meats and cheeses, and some field regional specialities. The aranchini were wonderful. The pasta with pesto was icy and delicious. I had a pasta with swordfish, which was delicious and unusual. The grilled Seanad was boned and served at the table.... More 

Thank Drseapitz
Zurrieq, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

this was an unexpected surprise. we walked into for a quick look and left after a couple of hours, a number of good wines, delicious antipasti and fantastic conversations with the owners who were very friendly and knowledgeable about the original works of art on display and all things Sicilian. Highly recommendable...

Thank Nicole S
Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

We stumbled upon the place walking back to our hotel from the train station and thought, "hey that looks cool" and since we were starving it was a great chance to try the place. It is a very cool wine bar which is open and airy with the many kinds of wines lining the walls. If not sure what to... More 

Thank RenataNel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

The best restaurant, sommelier and cellar at Catania! It is a must GO! Beautiful place for wine lovers, as i am. At friday night it has live music, very good! Reasonable price!

Thank Marcelo M
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127 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

The food was good. Service is poor, sporadic and unreliable, as most of Sicily. These Sicilian waiters wouldn't cut it in the rest of Europe. Our waiter was friendly and spoke very good English. The general staff attitude is unprofessional, uncaring which translates to poor service in general. The wine selection is awesome. But, you must use a tablet to... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $106
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale della Liberta' 153 | Viale Libertà 153, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Neighborhood: Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Phone Number: +39 095 532122
Present in the heart of Catania, Il Cantiniere in one of the largest wineriers and restaurant in Italy. Contains 12.000 labels of wines, spiurits, and beers, served in a refined and elegannce place by qulified sommeliers and trained staff., ready to make a discover and choose the best bootles, Il Cantiniere in an restarurant a culinary paradise for lovers of good food, with prestigius meats, cheese to taste, and differents varietes of meats and fresh fish. Il CCantiniere also provides a delivery service from 09.00 a.m to 02.00 a.m. every day, and have a bus shuttle free for eat a la cartè.and also we have a Buffet for lunch "all You can eat.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?