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#169 of 733 Italian in Catania
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly

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Centro Catania
0.2 miles from Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Typical trattoria atmosphere family style. The chef and owner is very welcoming. Her hand made pasta is excellent. We also had fried and baked anchovies: very good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

I went at 7pm on a Sunday and easily got a table. I'd really recommend this place for its honest, delicious food. I had the caponata to start and the pasta with pistachios for main, and I wasn't planning on having dessert, but I had...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Tried to go just now. All sites say it’s open, but shutters down and no answer by phone. Was going for Pasta Norma... disappointed!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Popped in around 16:30 for a very late lunch, given the time of day there were only 2 tables full including us with Rosanna and 2 male staff on duty. Between us we ordered 4 bowls of pasta to include alla Norma plus a pistachio...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

Went here specifically for the Pasta alla Norma... It did not help that the restaurant only had six customers, and therefore was deathly quiet and lacking atmosphere, even though it was after 9pm. But the Alla Norma was just OK...and at 8Euro, quite expensive! Very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The other reviews are spot on - both good and bad. First the good. It’s charming as can be - the cook / owner is the Italian grandmother we all wished we had. She takes so much pride in her work (she got very excited...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The pasta Alla Norma and the sardine pasta with fennel were both fantastic. Fresh made pasta, old school setting, noona in the kitchen... what more could you want. 😀 The service is slow, the wine was average; but it felt like an Italian home cooked...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Don’t go unless you want to suffer and keep waiting for your food! It is just crazy! Only 2 people working to cook and serve the food! You keep waiting and waiting and even you read from other people that this restaurant is very slow...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Even though the food was excellent and Rosanna was very friendly and welcoming it should not take 2,5 hours to prepare a lunch! Her pasta was very good and we had vitello thin sliced filled with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. Very delicious! But she...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

The pasta is OK, the rest of the food is nothing special. The service is terrible. Long time waiting, at least it's not too expensive.

Date of visit: February 2018
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