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All reviews gnocchi sea bass tuna special paccheri octopus chicken chef maurizio creative food delightful dining experience stylish place his lovely wife unpretentious restaurant front of house sicilian dishes fine dining personal service highly recommend this restaurant
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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