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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Gal B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Steven M
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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Thank Brunogsimoes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Came here with a specific goal in mind - some really great seafood pasta. Did not disappoint at all. All extremely tasty and washed down with local white wine, with delicious crunchy rolls to mop up. Was made to feel very welcome, would highly recommend.

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Thank Andrew P
London UK
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Excellent Trattoria That's right TRATTORIA not a Michelin Restaurant but somewhere you will find great seafood and rustic home cooked pasta dishes. Helpful service, reasonable prices. Large portions of freshly cooked and tasty food with excellent local wines. Enjoyed everything I had here on two separate occasions.

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Thank Douglas99
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Local friend recommended the place, the seafood was cold, without special spices. They had good desert with pistaccio. High price, slow service, medium quality food.

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1 Thank Alexandra K
cataniaruffiana, Proprietario at Trattoria Catania Ruffiana, responded to this review

Dear sir, so sorry that you were getting bad in our restaurant, But, unfortunately, some elements of its review puzzle me ... or the slow service and high prices .... If for slow service you are referring to the fact that he waited a little preparation of his dish, I must regret, but we do not pre-cooked foods and everything... More 

Malta
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Had really high expectations after reading reviews on tripadvisor. Got super disappointed by the restaurant when we actually went there. Went there with my boyfriend, my mom and her husband for some fine dining and was hugely disappointed to see that the interior was super not cosy at all. Looked like a soup kitchen. Service was ok and food was... More 

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Thank Sara H
cataniaruffiana, Proprietario at Trattoria Catania Ruffiana, responded to this review

Dear Miss Sara H, Most probably his young age does not help to secrete evidence he asks tripAdvisor ... to review a business ... (by the way you have just entered ....). Sorry that you are disappointed from the internal environment of our restaurant (we are not a restaurant !!!); it relieves us of the fact that liked ...: the... More 

State of Sao Paulo
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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Pointed to us by the hotel, the restaurant was a great deal! it is a very good restaurant, well served and the food is delicious. It's a familiar restaurant, very popular with the locals, clean and welcome. We haven't booked, but they tried to find a table for us. The desert is very good!

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Thank alicesilvana
London
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We'd read all the highly positive reviews so decided to give this restaurant a try it being our last night in Catania. Service was friendly but main courses took a long long time to arrive. I agree with the other reviewer who commented that the pasta was somewhat salty for my tastes. Also (despite my liking my pasta distinctly al... More 

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cataniaruffiana, Proprietario at Trattoria Catania Ruffiana, responded to this review
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Ci dispiace che lei si sia trovato male da noi... Ci dispiace che la sua pasta era più sapida del... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Second night in Catania we visited this restaurant. The Staff was very Nice and helpful. The food was delicious. We got free bruschetta to start. Then our ordered dishes came. Pasta with mixed seafood. And for the main dish we got swordfish. Afterwards we got complimentary chocolat cake. And if we wanted limoncello or coffee. But we were too full... 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, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
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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