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Massimo Ristorante

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Piazza Porta Trapani, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
+39 0923 869692
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well worth the visit

We asked someone in a small shop in Erice for the "least" touristy restaurant in Erice and she sent us here. The food was great with good local wine and great service for a fair price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2014
Jim C
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Bologna, Italy
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Scarsdale, New York
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107 reviews
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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

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Thank Elena P
Belgrade, Serbia
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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 

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Malta
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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 :/

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Thank Navygm
Slovakia
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Very nice place with decent view,excellent service but average food (great chips though) fish cous cous,not for me ,little taste ,just nothing really.Sorry

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Thank John W
Bologna, Italy
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We asked someone in a small shop in Erice for the "least" touristy restaurant in Erice and she sent us here. The food was great with good local wine and great service for a fair price.

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Thank Jim C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Very nice food good service by mauro very good ice creamWould defiinettly go back recommended by Rodger of carluke

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Thank Vic P
Aci Castello, Sicilia, Italy
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We really enjoy Sicilian food, and this restaurant had some great twists on "typical" dishes. Our server, Mauro, was entertaining and provided great service - he really made our dinner enjoyable. The wine was delicious and we really liked the amazing dessert samples they had downstairs. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone wandering the streets of Erice in... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 47
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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