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Massimo Ristorante

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Piazza Porta Trapani, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
+39 0923 869692
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is kind, but food can be bad. I had dinner and lunch a few times here. One time they gave me a cappresse salad (cheese and tomato) and ALL tomatoes were totally green! color green! horrible! There are better options in Erice.

Thank EmiCordoba
Coimbra, Portugal
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I had lunch in this restaurant and ordered a "Cordon Bleu". They bring a frozen one what is unacceptable in a restaurant of this level. The antipasti was good and staff friendly. Maybe I was unlucky!

Thank JoaoJJoaquim
Zug, Switzerland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We entered the restaurant as we had a very good feeling from the contact with the waiter outside. Unfortunately, the service inside was totally different and the food quality was poor. Like in many tourist spots, the waiter was pushy to get the maximum of sales from every customer. This is not a problem for us - as long as... More 

Thank zinodaddy
Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We went for an apero. They brought us some antipasti. By the standards of Italian cuisine, really bad. Then we got the bill and were really in shock. Luckily we were negociating and suddenly we paid € 20 less. The waiter was really friendly. He had nothing to do with it. He was a bit ashamed.

Thank 123doremi
Scarsdale, New York
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Because we were a very large group (about 18) and we were all very hungry, we had a very large sample of what is available from the menu at Massimo. Every fish dish was wonderful, especially the swordfish. The pastas didn't miss once, the sausage here is wonderful. Pizza also, not a miss. Service was surprisingly good considering such a... More 

Thank Fran85
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I went there for lunch and I had to return my pasta with claims as you could feel the sand... My husband dish was ok, not great though. However I wouldn't return here.

Thank Elena P
Belgrade, Serbia
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by at Massimo to have a break from a long trip from Palermo and high temperatures in Trapani. Nice cosy family like restaurant at the very entrance of Erice. We had only a coffee but walking towards the toilette (which is the cleanest and freshest toilette we saw on the whole Sicily) we saw that the restaurant offers... More 

Thank Marija N
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We just were wandering to just have a coffee and some sweets. The waiters just seated us in the restaurant, and offered to bring some Sicilian delicacies to share, but I declined the trick. We ordered two coffees, a tea a hot chocolate, a connolo and 2 other Sicilian sweets. We were dumbfounded by the heavy price tag of €6... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

well cooked good pasta. good service from the waiter. the only down side of this restaurant is that they prefer cash instead of card as payment. they instructed that if we pay by card we have to incur a charge, which is not fair. Cover charge of this restaurant is 5euro for 2 people :/

Thank Navygm
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We discovered this restaurant by chance and were pleasantly surprised. The communication with the staff was difficult since they do not speak perfect English but they were very nice, friendly and really did their best to satisfy the clients. Definitely recommend the mussel soup (the best I had in Italy) and the busiata with seafood. Seafood salad was also perfect.... More 

Thank MartinaRusnakova

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Buffet, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Porta Trapani, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Trapani  >  Erice
  • Phone Number: +39 0923 869692

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