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Il Covo del Pirata

Via Vittorio Emanuele II 59, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
+39 0921 922249
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“swordfish” (16 reviews)
“polpo” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Vittorio Emanuele II 59, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view but the food is only ok! The sword fish was overdone and very dry. The house wine is a bit blonky tasting. The service was good and it has s beautiful view. If you are after good good I would not recommend this...More

Thank monchhichi56
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I couldn’t wait to leave this place, the waiting staff were rude, scruffy, inpatient and not nice to be in the same room with. Yes the view was lovely, but what’s the point if the food is poor and the atmosphere really awkward. New management...More

Thank Trayee
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

We were with a tour group and were dropped off by the cathedral and had just enough time for lunch....headed downhill towards the water and came upon Il Covo del Pirata. Enjoyed a tasty lunch ( octopus salad- yummy) and a lovely open air view...More

Thank Mags52vancouverWA
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I have to write a review, this was a little gem. Wonderful food and setting. Food was excellent and typical Sicilian!!! Wonder tuna pasta with a setting to die for. Highly recommended .....

2  Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed May 8, 2018

My husband chose this restaurant after walking past and being seduced by the outlook from the balcony dining area. The food was really disappointing, unfortunately. My risotto was not made with Arborio rice, it was a long grain rice. His veal was underwhelming. The whole...More

1  Thank 598megand
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Really nicely situated, we had a table above the sea, waiters were accommodating (although he was a bit fazed that my son wanted plain pasta), but the food was drab, the tuna pasta tasted fishy and old, I couldn’t finish my meal because of the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 27, 2018

The place is small but with fantastic views. There were 4 of us, so we waited for a window table, with super beautiful views and a nice breeze. The food was excellent and so was the house wine. We enjoyed a great lunch.

1  Thank cotasonia
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Viewing the greater than ample servings in front of other guests as we entered, my wife and I decided on sharing an antipasti and also a secundi course. That was a very good choice. We had a polpo salad and a pasta with fish course...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a good lunch here on the terrace overlooking the sea. Both of us ordered pasta dishes which were tasty, flavoursome and reasonably priced. Can also recommend the hazelnut semi fredo. Service was efficient and courteous. Recommended.

Thank fiat500owner
Reviewed February 22, 2018

The restaurant has a charming balcony (like many at the coast) over the water. The food was very good but the best was the quite inexpensive 8 euros 1 liter of wine we had :). Great food, Great view!

1  Thank Pedro M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II 59, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cefalu
  • Phone Number: +39 0921 922249
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