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Macallè Sicilian Bistrot

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner


$17 - $56
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Bruschette con carpaccio di pesce spada e gambero di nassa con pistacchio di Bronte - Bruschetta with raw carpaccio swordfish, shrimp and pistachio from Bronte
EUR 12.0
Tentacolo di polpo grigliato, caponata siracusana, patata schiacciata ai capperi - Grilled octopus with Siracusa Caponata, mashed patatoes with capers
EUR 14.0
Tartare di tonno con mela verde e frutta di stagione - Selection of marinated fish of the day and tartare with seasonal fruit .
EUR 22.0
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Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

So good. We enjoyed the fantastic food and the the good service. The cook himself took time to explain food and wine. Number one of the restaurants in Sicily.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

When we travel we always look for good restaurants and I don’t like to give low rating specially if the people are nice. But this one was too pricey for very small portion and not so special. One pasta with pesto (starter size like 5...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Q5770HOmauriziom, Proprietario at Macalle Sicilian Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Dear customer , Macallè is fine dining restaurant no ” trattoria“. You ordered 2 starters and 1 pasta out of menù (I maked express for you ) and 1 cicken . Your fedback was : amazing. The price influenced your review but it was clear...More

Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

A bit pricey, but very worth it. We headed there after we discovered our first choice was closed either for renovation or for winter (yes, that happens a lot in Italy). Macallè was close to where we were staying and had good reviews, so why...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

Since we speak Italian, we tend to favor authentic restaurants that cater to locals. Hearing mostly English and scanning the translated menu at Macalle, we wondered if we had stumbled upon a tourist trap. But we weren't disappointed. The red-wine infused broccoli starter, fork-tender stuffed...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

We ate at Macalle twice during our last stay in Italy and it was everything you want from a good friendly unpretentious restaurant . The owner makes you feel at home and his ( actually his wife's ) creative food was as good as we...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

In a country and indeed a city where it is almost impossible to have anything less than a terrific meal, Chef Maurizio Moceo's Macalle' is must visit. What you will not find here are traditional dishes--but rather clever takes on them using ingredients that Murizio...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

Maurizio the owner could not have been more helpful and pleasant. Food was fresh and local, with some different twists. He is proud of their food (his wife is the chef) and his enthusiasm in contagious. Eggplant meatballs were very good, different. Pacchetti alla Norma...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

The refined and creative food in this stylish restaurant sets it above most places in Ortigia. The chef and his family take pride in the Sicilian dishes made from organic ingredients sourced from the nearby local markets. We experienced this first hand at a cooking...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

Macallè offers a slightly different menu with a sophisticated take on Sicilian dishes. The owner had a stressful evening running the whole front of house himself. The service was charming and it was easy to forgive the slightly slow start. However the room is very...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We were recommended by our hotel and were not disappointed A family run restaurant, where the chef was on hand to advise on our choices.The wine list was a bit foreign for us, but the suggestion worked out very well Food excellent, wine good, service...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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