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Il Cantiniere

Viale della Liberta' 153 | Viale Libertà 153, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 532122
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“cold meats” (3 reviews)
“salami” (4 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Viale della Liberta' 153 | Viale Libertà 153, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place for a romantic evening. They have very nice food and a good selection of Sicilian wines. The platter of cheeses and hams was also very good. During the night we also had a salad with grilled vegetables and cheese. Not...More

Thank Alistair B
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Wine was good, steak was passable, staff was overworked and stressed. Too crowded, too expensive for what it offers, too pretentious. Hard to understand why it was so crowded, probably just a fad for the locals. Go eat your steak somewhere else!

Thank SlovTravels
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

This bar was recommended by our hotel, we'd arrived in Catania late & just wanted a quick bite/beer before turning in. They were having a wine tasting event that night, €15 plus €5 for our glass & we could sample over 50 wines with a...More

Thank EnigmaKT
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We have been there with order of very good wine by glass (Eur.6.- per glass, quite expensive if compare to other restaurant, but taste is very good until we feel that Eur.6.- is too cheapX with big plate of cold cut and various cheese, just...More

Thank Bandhit T
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel, so full of enthusiasm we set off. First impressions we were delighted, floor to ceiling bottles of wine, beautiful Italian music playing what more delights were in store... in a word None. The waiter was disinterested to...More

Thank Susie B
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here twice in recent weeks. On both occasions, I ordered tenderloin steak. It was absolutely fantastic - tender and tasty - some of the best steak I have ever eaten. They claim to have over 9,000 wines - the walls are stacked...More

Thank JoMaRoSoIsWi
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Amazing selection of wines. Salvatore is the expert on the wines and truly a great host as well. One of our favorite places by far on our Sicily trip.

Thank tpQ6553TY
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

One n shud try this here. This is heaven..absolutely heaven.. the meat is so good I can't describe. Well done Cook..hats off

Thank Vivek J
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Found Il Cantiniere buy accident when strolling looking for a bar a after a long journey from Western Sicily and thinking Catania was a bit scruffy. We have seriously never seen anything like it. Very modern and spacious and entirely lined with shelves of bottles...More

Thank TroisAteliers
Il Cantiniere C... c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Cantiniere, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2017

kind friends thank you for your review. Hopefully come back soon to visit us. Thank you

Reviewed January 27, 2017

Our last night in Europe and we asked the hotel in Catania where to go for a good meal and we could buy a glass of wine. He sent us to Il Cantiniere!! Superb, Amazing - best wine bar we have EVER seen! We had...More

Thank Liz B
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$12 - $119
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, 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
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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
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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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