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Via Vittorio Emanuele II 59, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here not having read any reviews so didn't realise just how nice the setting is. Perfect to watch the sun go down! The food was good without being excellent. Good value too, not overpriced at all. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ian B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant offers a fantastic view of the beach at Cefalu. The sea splashes ready get underneath the restaurants balconies. The food is great.

Thank danielgrech
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grea little restaurant with amazing seaviews, the beach is just under your feet! good prices, amazing food and very friendly staff!

Thank Marie-Aude Y
Island of Malta, Malta
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I dont usually comment on the good things but I have to say that this restaurant is excellent and fantastic service and the best one I went to in Cefalu!! They have a small sweet terrace with a few tables overlooking the sea which I loved !!

Thank bwarr41
Kent UK
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We managed to get a table on the balcony and the view is great. The food, service, wine and staff were all good. We had just finished our desserts, when the manager asked if we could move to another table on the balcony, as our one had been reserved - no problem. At the end of the meal, he didn't... More 

Thank TeebeeKentUK
Munich, Germany
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Indeed the restaurant has an amazing view and nice ambiance. Service lacks... And food is not amazing. We had a frittura di calamaretti (fried small squids), white wine and water. First plate was ricci Di mare (sea urchin) and casarecce gambero Rosso... And you can have a better lunch anywhere else. While here, another table the plastic chair broke. Do... More 

Thank Raphael D
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197 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is nice. It's not the best - just nice. Food is good quality. Staff are friendly - a few downfalls, let it down slightly. Not a great wine choice - just standard ranges, with no idea who producer is before you order. It's god for price - at least try it.

Thank Splodge48
New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

What a beautiful time we had here! The pistachio crusted swordfish was AMAZING as was the squid ink pasta that my boyfriend got. The Corvo rose wine was chilled and perfect as we sat on the little balcony on the beach. It was the perfect place to have lunch after touring the beautiful little city of Cefalu. Splendid. Go and... More 

Thank Philly804
Bristol, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We were seated on a balcony overlooking the sea with a nice breeze so the setting was nicer than in town. Service was generally good apart from one grumpy waitress who did start to smile before we left. The food was rather average though not overpriced for the location. Go for the views and an ok lunch.

Thank Ken P
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Just returned from holiday in Cefalu. Il Covo del Pirate being one of the best finds of the holiday. Great location on the beach but most of all, excellent food, reasonably priced and friendly & efficient service from all the staff hence we returned for both lunch and dinner many times during our stay. Can highly recommend the spaghetti vongole... More 

Thank sarah m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, 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: 3904358250829

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