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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

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Via Aloi 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 216 2222
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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grilled vegetables were disappointing with bitter reddish dominating the plate. Main courses were as good as in any other place in Catania we visited over 3 day stay here. Very professional staff. It was pleasure to watch them working. Bruschetta and brownies on the house was a nice touch but I don't eat bread and i really wanted some fresh... More 

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Caro signore, non necessariamente si è degli esperti critici gastronomici pur facendo qualche centinaio di recensioni. Nessuno mette in dubbio... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on our first night in Catania. Because we were in Sicily, we had high expectations. The service was good and the house wine was reasonable at 3 Euro for a half litre. We ordered the Mussels which were very tasty, but we have had better in Sicily before. We then ordered a Spaghetti Alle Vongole which... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best restaurant we ate at during our stay in Catania. The food was incredible and Claudio the waiter was a great host and awesome baker! Try the cuttlefish linguinie - the best Ive had in Italy and the €3 local wine is total value for money!

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Thank Matt B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

A cosy restaurant with exellent food and great service. Try the local wine it's Good, 0.5L for 3 euro

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Thank Kasper H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We have been a lot of places, also places with high rating on tripadvisor. So we expected the same standard as other places we have eaten. This time we where disappointed. The prices were higher than other trattorias and the food was just average. But the waiter was sweet and always on the spot when we needed him, therefore an... More 

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Thank Ida Clara K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This family restaurant offers good and original see food plates. The service is very attentive and ready to help with your choice. The portions are huge. We shared delicious mixed seafood starter that offered 10 different tastings, followed by two plates of pasta and we were hardly able to finish. Certainly not expensive.

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Thank LucySus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely family run restaurant that plates delicious gems, if you are in Catania and looking for a place to dine I would definitely recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Great food at a reasonable price. A nice quiet place, with a rich menu of both fish, seafood and meat dishes, and a verity of Penne pastas with plenty of tastes. The service is remarkable. Go there!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel, and we were not disappointed. Friendly service, certainly not expensive, we had veal in lemon sauce, the sausage, and grilled vegetables. All good, not fine dining, but it doesn't pretend to be. We would go there again.

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Trento, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I ordered Penne al pesto dell'Etna and Sarde as a second. Both dishes were very well balanced and with very unique flavours. In particular, pesto was a very interesting experience. I could feel delicious notes of mandorle and pistachio (pesto of pistachio). There was also some flavour of panna. Thankfully they didn't add much so it didn't overshadow other favours.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 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

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