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Nuova Trattoria del Forestiero

Via Coppola 24, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 316283
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“eggplant” (10 reviews)
“sardines” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Via Coppola 24, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trashy food and trashy place. Too much crap oil everywhere, nothing to do with Sicilian/Italian cuisine.

Thank Antonella B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have had the privilege to visit mama Rosanna’s place twice, one lunch and a dinner. We had pasta norma, mama Rosanna hidden gem recipe, and arosto misto for lunch, amazing all the way! Pasta is for people who can make the difference b/n good...More

Thank Filipov1971
Reviewed November 5, 2017

I guess some folks don't cook. The pasta alla Norma was good but not great. My husband ordered the veal "normal" ie just breaded and pan fried. It was bad. It was burned although the bread crumbs looked "normal". So I guess the oil was...More

Thank KKLA5
Reviewed September 28, 2017

When you had a grandmother from italy and remember how good her cooking was this puts you right back at home The staff couldn't have been any nicer like family to me hugs from mama De Fiore made us feel as good as the food

Thank surfwo
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

It's hard to imagine better pasta alla norma (melt-in-the-mouth aubergine/egg plant)! My wife had delicious spaghetti alle vongole (clams). As others have commented, the service wasn't the best but all was forgiven when we tasted the food! Great value too.

Thank Angus R
Reviewed September 15, 2017

This restaurant attracts lots of tourists for its famous pasta alla norma, but the antipasti were nothing special and we were both disappointed with the pasta alla norma. We also chose desserts from the list of around 12 options, only to be told when we...More

Thank markrichardsonhome
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Book in advance, be patient, enjoy and always have desert. It's a great kitchen where a one-woman-kitchen tries really hard to keep things traditional and so don't expect speed but do expect quality time tested meals.

Thank RJ M
Reviewed August 5, 2017

i don't mind waiting for good food, but this place is nothing special. It took an hour for my food to come out, my partners food came out 20 minutes later when I was finished. This would make sense if it was busy but there...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 1, 2017

best pasta ever but the wait was over 2 hours everything was fresh/ handmade and made from scratch the proprietress is a wonderful cook and a tyrant in the kitchen as a great chefs are a real Sicilian grandmother

Thank richard h
Reviewed July 26, 2017

This place is awesome. Cheap and authentic. Fantastic alla norma. We didn't have issues with the wait time. One thing though, the Tiramisu was the worst we have ever eaten. It had no sugar and was stringy/gloopy as it was full of raw egg white....More

Thank kazbah110
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Coppola 24, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighborhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 316283
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