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Pasticceria Quaranta

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Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
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Piazza Mancini Battaglia 17/20, 95126 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 712 4893
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7:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
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 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We stayed in Catania for one night and found this wonderful place to have breakfast,, the staff were friendly and helpful the food was so delicious that we bought our lunch and some sweet delights to take with us on our journey. We would highly recommend a visit. Parking close by is difficult but it is worth walking to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This was one of the many times that I have been to this place, on which I have been for breakfast, pre-dinner drinks, ice creams, desserts and so on... Today I was with a friend that wanted a quick and light lunch and decided to take him to this bar. I had a sea food salad that I accompained with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Federico P
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Naples, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
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: +39 095 712 4893

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