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Nuova Trattoria del Forestiero

Centro Catania
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Via coppola, 24, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 316283
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

In this place I had my best meals, Mrs DeFiore is always very kind and helpful and other people working there aswell. It's the best place to eat tipical sicilian dishes, they make handmade pasta, every food is healthy and wellcooked. Sometimes there's just much crowd! Wonderful place, necessary stop in you trip

Thank Lucilla S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Always interesting to read reviews and see how different they are. This restaurant was recommended in Lonely Planet and I've concluded a recommendation from a guide book is the kiss of death. The restaurant gets too many customers and becomes complacent. Like other reviewers have said there was only one waiter for the whole place. That was entirely inadequate. You... More 

Thank brownhvb
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We fell upon this place en-route to another TA recommended restaurant. Food was excellent- mixed traditional starter to share was bursting with flavour. Home made pasta was great- sea food was in abundance and very tasty. Owner is front of house and very friendly - excellent value for money.

Thank Stephen R
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I loved this place, right around the corner from my hotel. It was recommended by the Gambero Rosso. Sat outside on my own, a few tables occupied. The casarecci alla Norma appeared. These home-made pastas looked like fat worms and tasted like a dream. The eggplant was fried perfectly--all delicious. The meatballs that followed were equally good. The next night... More 

Thank Allen R
Keswick, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Went here because it was recommended in a guide book. There was only one waiter, after 2 hours we had only received a starter and the cooking was atrocious.

Thank Tracey R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I can recommend the decently priced food but the service is so haphazard. Even on a quiet night everyone was complaining about the lengthy unexplained wait for food.

Thank gramsci1966
Randers, Denmark
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

3.0 stjernet vurdering 11.09.2016 We went there in september 2016, because it had good write ups but with warnings about the wait. The first night we went there, it was good. Therefore went again the next night. The cooking is done by the elderly lady, helped by two Bangladeshis and one waiter. The single waiter is poker faced and not... More 

Thank sasena114
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Came here as we heard it was the place to go for Pasta alla Norma in Catania. We were not disappointed as it was excellent here! The mixed antipasto plate was also very delicious. There is love in the preparation of this food! Many reviews talk about bad service at this resto but we had great service at lunchtime! So... More 

Thank kyller18
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Before going make sure to have the right mindset: you know is the service is going to be slow. We accepted that before entering and had a fantastic time for 2 important reasons. First, Rosanna is an older lady that speaks only Italian, she is sweet, energetic, happy to have you as a customer and proud of her own recipes.... More 

Thank MartijnvanW
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Reading the many reviews of this restaurant, you either embrace the very long wait for the food and find solace in wine and the home cooking or you find it all deeply disappointing. We were in the latter camp. De Fiore was near our hotel and was praised in the Rough Guide so I reserved a table at 8. That... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?