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Pasticceria Quaranta

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Piazza Mancini Battaglia 17/20, 95126 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 7124893
7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Mon 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Tue 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wed - Fri 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat 7:30 am - 1:30 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place, the food is excellent and the staff is very kind! I go usually to have appetizer and some sweet or ice cream at least. It is really close to the seafront and is always a pleasure to spend time there. It is difficoult to find a car parking because of the traffic. Recommended!

Thank Num c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Located in the fishermen village of Ognina, this bar is an institution in the neighborhood. Their gelato al pistacchio is simply delicious!

Thank Federico P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

As a Catania native, having lived in many places, this used to be one of my favourite gelato places. It has now expanded and my fear is that they have become too commercial and are now saving on premium ingredients. I had strawberry and mandarins gelato, definitely one of the worst gelatos I have ever had.

Thank Mario B
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I went in for the gelato and absolutely loved it. Double scoop on a cone for just 1.90 euros was a great deal too. I brought it outside across the street to eat by the harbour. The area is nice and quiet, less touristy. I came back and bought a few Sicilian sweets to carry away as gifts for friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

After a long day touring around Catania with my family this establishment was recommended for its great local food and it didn't disappoint. We didn't actually use the restaurant to sit down as we took our food away but if the restaurant is anything as good as the food then I would highly recommend it. The staff were very friendly... More 

Thank JTRyan
Naples, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very disappointed by this place. The ice-cream was ok but no better than a lot of other places in Catania and the cassatina looked good but had a very strange taste and texture. The white icing had a distinctly vegetable oil taste which remains in the mouth for more than an hour afterwards, and the ricotta was compact, flavourless, seemingly... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you came to Catania you must stop in one of the best "gelateria" in town!! Cakes as well are really delightful...”7 Veli” chocolate cake is my favorite taste.

Thank diego_nicita
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Finally a good place where to eat gelato in Catania! There is not the sea spot but believe me the quality of the gelato it's all worth it!!! Ottimo posto dove mangiare un ottimo gelato, tra i pochi a Catania... Non ci sarà il mare ma ne vale la pena! Buon gelato!

Thank MauryPass
London, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

I was in piazza Teatro Massimo in Catania and noticed a new ice cream shop, since I love godd Ice Cream I decided to stop by. I was amazed to see how many flavours they had on offer and so I tried a cone with two flavours. The staff has is very professional and the way they rest the ice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Mancini Battaglia 17/20, 95126 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Neighborhood: Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Phone Number: +39 095 7124893

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?