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Nuova Trattoria del Forestiero

Via Coppola 24, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 316283
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“veal” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Coppola 24, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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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
Thank matthewz373
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
Thank Aaron O
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
Thank BaganChueca
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
Thank AntCas1972
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Went to this restaurant by a friend's reference and we can tell we succeeded. Dishes in general were pretty tasty, specially an started based on different vegetables. The only thing would be the wine's price. Bottles in menu are below 15€. We decided to follow...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Ramon_Quemasda
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Antonella B
Reviewed December 30, 2017 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

Date of visit: December 2017
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

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank surfwo
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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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