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Via Vittorio Emanuele II 59, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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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 1 week ago

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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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Munich, Germany
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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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201 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reserved a great table with a wonderful view. The manager is very nice and diners are given a free appetizer that is special to Sicily. He also gave us a very nice after dinner liquor. So bottom line the food is only okay but the views and service are very good

Thank TravelingKaren2
Kendal, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Had a great lunch at this restaurant which had been recommended by our guide. The food was excellent and inexpensive. We had a great table looking out on to a small beach and out to sea through an open balcony window. Simply lovely.

Thank BethMaidment
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We are both vegetarian and would expect there to be plenty of good pasta meals to be had in Cefalu but we are finding it almost impossible to find a good meal here. We ate in the Il Covo del Pirata because the recent reviews seemed good. My meal was ok-ish but my husbands meal was pretty bad. I had... More 

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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
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, 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: 3904358250829

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