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Via Garibaldi 72, 98050, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 9843140
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good local trattoria with charming and chatty owner

tried the penne al sarde - a local speciality- and was not disappointed. friends had fresh fish, grilled fish and all veggie sides were excellent. a fun evening out with friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

tried the penne al sarde - a local speciality- and was not disappointed. friends had fresh fish, grilled fish and all veggie sides were excellent. a fun evening out with friends.

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Cromford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

An excellent restaurant not far from Porto Piccolo. The food was reasonably priced and of excellent quality. There are many gluten free options available and, where they are not, the staff will suggest an alternative. If we go back to Lipari we'll be going back to this restaurant.

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Thank Laticsgourmet
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Probably the best fish meal we had in Lipari. The owner takes a personal interest in his clients, and what they're eating. Beautiful fresh fish, nicely cooked.. This is a very unpretentious, simple restaurant, well worth a visit. Good value.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The guide book recommends this restaurant - we don't know why - the food is over priced for what was a mediocre meal. Our order had clearly been lost as other tables which arrived after us were served - when we pointed this out the owner became quite rude and curt with us, offering no apology whatsoever and continued to... More 

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Thank kay s
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I cannot understand complaints about the food. This dining was at the end of 1 month of glorious eating in Sicily & La Cambusa did not disappoint.We ate traditional Sicilian seafood dishes, including swordfish pasta & it was delicious. We happily drank the house wine. Mid range prices. Service was by the owner & he was friendly & efficient,though we... More 

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Catania, Italy
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Standard food, high and outrageous prices. 16 € for a bottle of very common wine, 4 € for a sorbetto, etc... The food is ok, but nothing special considering the location. Do not let the host to choice the wine, he will cheat you.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We went here due to recommendations from Lonely Planet - and had our hopes up when we saw posters for Michelin Guide on the wall. However, the food was - bluntly put - lousy. We've had so much really good food in Lipari - but this was our poorest experience so far.

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Thank LineTresselt
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the aeolian pasta, swordfish pasta and shrimp pasta, as well as the tomato salad and vegetable mixta. All nicely prepared and with good flavor. The swordfish was a bit light on fish, but the sauce was delightful. The shrimp pasta had plenty of shrimp, and the tomatoes in the tomato salad were perfectly ripe and in season. The... More 

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Thank Heather S
cork ireland
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped here and chatted to the owner. He has Irish friends. The food was simple and tasty, he bottles his own wine which I loved. This was the best value meal we had on Lipari

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I am going to write this review in English for the foreigners who are going to visit Lipari. I do not understand the bad reviews as the food I ate a La Cambusa was the best I experienced in Lipari and the price was right. Perhaps being Italian and knowing how to deal with the locals helped. We spent a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Garibaldi 72, 98050, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Lipari
  • Phone Number: +39 090 9843140

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza

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