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56 Messina Via Santa Cecilia 54, 98123, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 292 1000
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the night of 14th Feb. went there at 7:45PM. It was completely booked out, one 15 morning. I went there at 12:20 as google suggested open time. It was half open but not willing to serve. I know it's popular but they can be more polite to explain to the customers.

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Thank Gabriel L
Hastings, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Special treat, amazing place to be. They just keep serving you until you have enough... Godfather, Italian mafia neighbourhood. The movie was filmed there too..The best restaurant I've been. Sea Food, perfect wine. You can see Italy from the terrace.

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Felt like true small sicilian restaurant. Full of people and life. Food was great, owners were really nice.

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Thank Baraitaru M
Mt Eliza, Australia
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69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Two people recommended this restaurant to us for lovely homemade dishes from the area of Messina and their recommendations were perfect.. The Mare Misto is excellent but beware - it included three plates and was delicious and very generous. The pasta Norma was very good along with the calamari ripieni. We had to wait until 8.00pm for them to open... More 

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Thank JAC7546
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We stopped in Messina for our Mediterranean cruise. We wanted something more authentic and away from tourists and Trip Advisor led us here. Great food, local flavor, and good service. Great wine too!

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Thank xtremeterrain
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal all round! Super antipasto Della casa as well as pasta and secondi. All the good food that doesn't need any frills! Well done! Will definitely be back!

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Thank Ambra C
Dijon, France
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Sapori Di Sicilia in this typical restaurant. Everything is fresh and tasty. Antipasti de la casa are so good , there are some cheese , croquettes and " Sicily Sausage " You have to eat there. The place is crowded, loud and friendly . La Mamma is in the kitchen

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Thank Denisdesae
Largo
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

Lots of locals eat Al Padrino's (the godfather) and to taste their food is to understand why, Homemade pastas, fresh veal rolls and mini cannolis made this local eatery a favorite that we visited afternoon and night. The owner/staff was so friendly and the atmosphere was a little slice of life in the deep southern heart of Italy. Prices at... More 

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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Really great fresh homemade tasting dishes. The house wine is great. Great snacks and grilled swordfish. Good price and great food

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Thank Raajvirona
London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015

It has always turn up as a perfect dinner or lunch, the Padrino won't never let you down. you can choose among all the typical dishes of my region. If you really, really want to understand our cuisine and see it while they are preparing and cooking for you, so you can steal it with you sight, go there and... More 

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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
Average prices
$29 - $36
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Messina Via Santa Cecilia 54, 98123, Messina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Messina
  • Phone Number: +39 090 292 1000

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