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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

Via Aloi 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 216 2222
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Aloi 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find this was great food served and cooked the Italian way.. With a lovely smile and great taste. If you are on the area this is a must try place.

Thank Hello T
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very traditional, with good price and delicious options of food and drinks. The pasta that we ordered was fantastic. In the end they asked us about the dessert and we refused, because we were too full, lol. But after a few minutes...More

1  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Visited this place one evening. Staff excellent and fluent in English language. Menu presents loads of local dishes and none of them disappointed. Seafood dishes were excellent and the risotto was first class. Local wine on offer is also very impressive at a good price....More

1  Thank ianc2004
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the NH Centro 2 blocks away so this was convenient since we were quite tired from 10 days of touring and miles of walking. We were warmly greeted and presented with an extensive menu in 5 languages. Lots of pasta choices....More

1  Thank themice
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Located in the center of Catania, the trattoria failed to impress me : the entries were all good (nothing to complain about then,) yet I can't actually recall anything that emerged out of the ordinary "good-meal" level. The starters were served in the same dish...More

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cataniaruffiana, Proprietario at Trattoria Catania Ruffiana, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017
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Caro recensore è stato un sollievo visitare i luoghi che la vedono rifocillarsi. Ci è stato ancora più di conforto...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is a little outside of the busiest tourist routes in town. There is a rich fish menu of primi and secondi. The scialatelle with seafood and topinambour are excellent and so is their "antipasti di mare". The house desserts include a ricotta, pistachio...More

Thank Alberto C
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

I was searching for a place to eat,close to our apartment, it was bit difficult to find it. The food was good, the service was bit slow, but overall it was a good decesion to try it out.

Thank Balazs Z
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

We took the menu 27€ Anti pasti,first plate(always pasta in Italy),second plate and dessert + 1/2 L water per person and 1/4 local wine per person included. Verry nice people! Verry good food

Thank lientjec
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

I simply love this place, an old school family run business. Excellent food, helpful staff and a great atmosphere. This restaurant makes the whole trip for me.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I am a New Yorker who has been living in Catania for most of the past five years. I love this place -- great food and very authentic. I often bring guests here, and they love it. The appetizer is 14 plates, each fantastic. You...More

1  Thank Jay G
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abvehicle B
Hi, Do you have any wheat/gluten pasta available on the menu? Many thanks. Adrian Barton.
September 6, 2016|
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Response from cataniaruffiana | Property representative |
Sorry, but we did not understand the question. However this trattoria is not specialized for allergies to gluten
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How far is this restaurant from the city center and/or the airport?
April 14, 2016|
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Response from cataniaruffiana | Property representative |
Dear sir our business is from the airport only 15 minutes since the same is attached to Catania .... As for the advice he received from a rude person, fastidious, pretentious and trickster, it is belied by the more than... More
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Is this restaurant open on sunday evenings?
January 14, 2015|
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Response from cataniaruffiana | Property representative |
Sevgili gözden üzgünüm ... size "hande Köksal" ne demek anlamıyorum Dear reviewer sorry ... we do not understand what you mean "hande Koksal"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Aloi 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 216 2222
  • E-mail
On Christmas holidays the structure WILL BE OPENED on MONDAY 'December 19 and 26 2016 . Catania Ruffiana wishes you HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!
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