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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

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Via Aloi 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 216 2222
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Kasper H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Ida Clara K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank LucySus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Gal B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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.

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 

Thank Brunogsimoes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Andrew P
London UK
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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.

Thank Douglas99
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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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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 

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Restaurant Details

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