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Cantunera Ibla

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Updated 06/30/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/30/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$4 - $9
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Italian, Mediterranean, Street Food, Deli, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Super friendly staff and great Aranchini - actually the best we had so far in Sicily, can definitely the Ragu filling. I would come back again for sure 👌🏻

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

So amazingly delicious and very attentive staff. Nadia, our wonderful waitress helped us understand each offering on the menu with so much warmth and kindness. Favorites included traditional Ragu, salsiccia and pollo with curry! But nothing was bad. By any stretch. We ate two apiece...and we’re stuffed. Wine was delicious and local. Such an inexpensive option for a local delight! Must try!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021

We stopped in the restaurant during our Raodtrip through Sicily after it was recommended to us online. The food is simple but excellent and relatively cheap. The service was outstanding and we were looked after with a lot of attention. When we asked where the...great wineries could be found nearby, we got a great recommendation.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2021

We ate a lot of arancini in Sicily and this was by far the best! Really interesting fillings and the best part is that each one is made fresh to order. The only place that did this. I still dream about this food!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2021

Wow! What a nice suprise. The best home-made arancini in all of Sicily ever (and I have eaten a lot). Super friendly staff - respecting al the Covid measures. I like the time they took to explain their arancini and specials. The food was excellent...and served in a very nice way. Not expensive at all. Consider it more being a "take away" with outside seating in the lovely square at the entrance to the city's park. Returned twice already.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

The best arancini you can have in Sicilly! Big variety of flavors, super fresh, hoghest quality - it would be a shame not to visit.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020

Wow. Arancini bellíssimo!!!! The best we’ve had in our whole tour of Sicily - worth a wee stop at before a stroll round the nearby gardens. Concetta was welcoming, helpful and respecting of covid measures. Grazie

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

We not only had some absolutely beautifully made and extremely well tasting Aranchini but also a nice talk and beer advice from the owners. A place worth taking huge detours for!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

Yesterday night I went with my friends to eat to this place. We were waiting in line. After a bit I saw a free table were to sit without the reservation. So I decided to have a sit. After 2 min the waitress came asking...rudely who gave us the permission to sit there. I said to her that my friend were in the queue and we were taking like 10/11 arancini. She said that we couldn’t because we had to ask to her before to sit even though she wasn’t outside to help the clients at the tables. If she is the waitress responsabile of the tables outside she need to stay constantly outside aware of what is happening. She asked us nervously to free the table because we didn’t ask her. Despite all this rudeness we waited 30min in the queue when inside the arancini were already prepared. So they are also really slow. And the arancini weren’t the best I’ve ever had at all. This people don’t have any idea how to work and deal with customers. Because of the fact they have a lots of great reviews they don’t care.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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CantuneraIbla, Direttore generale at Cantunera Ibla, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2020

Dear Giulia, Because we respect the anti-covid rules we do not allow the customers to sit until the tables have been cleaned and sanitized: this procedure is in place for your safety. For the same reason sometimes there is a queue outside: people can have...More

Reviewed August 5, 2020 via mobile

We came to Ragusa specifically looking for this place which we had been to 5 years ago. We were surprised to see the place moved around the corner and that there was a massive queue. Only then did we think to check TripAdvisor to see...if the place had become famous during the years and indeed it had! The are Arancini made freshly upon ordering (the queu is worth it) with a lot of options - we were a group of 6 and tried most of them all, one more delicious than the other (including the chicken curry, which we were initially unsure about as it didn't seem "local"). Locals come here from all over the surrounding area, which was great to see. Definitely stop by and you won't regret it! It's possible to book a table in the beautiful piazza. Arancini da favola, decisamente i più buoni che abbiamo assaggiato durante le nostre numerose vacanze in Sicilia, vale la pena fare la fila e pagare il sovrapprezzo (3 euro, abbastanza caro per un arancino), andateci!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cantunera Ibla

Yes, Cantunera Ibla offers takeout services.

Yes, Cantunera Ibla is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cantunera Ibla is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5