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Il Ristorantino di Zia Elvira

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Via Statale 18 | Reggio Calabria, 89135 Catona, Italy
347 7173218
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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

The staff & chef were amazing. Very friendly and helpful with our questions. Authentic Calabrese food. Delicious!

Thank Lucy W
Madison, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We are a family of 4, just coming off the ferry from Sicily. The restaurant was near by. I have limited Italian. We successfully ordered with the help of the chef Livinia. She speaks some English. All the dishes were prepared very well. The frutta de mare pasta was good. The gnocchi was also good. The calamari fritta was freshly... More 

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Lavinia D, Proprietario at Il Ristorantino di Zia Elvira, responded to this review

Thank you very much ! Have a good holiday ! Lavinia More 

Haifa, Israel
1 review
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Ristorante Zia Elvira is a beautiful restaurant with lovely design, excellent service but most important : creative and mouthwatering dishes !! Whenever we come back to Calabria we will certainly visit this restaurant.

Thank Efraim1610
1 review
Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Being aircrew we get around a bit and have been to quite a view restaurants in Italy but Zia Elvira is certainly one of the best. If you are looking for delicious food, friendly service and a chef you still takes pride in what he does, you have to go to this place. We went there twice in a row... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Few days ago I've been there for dinner with 3 other people. When the owner came to get the order I specified that I'm cow's milk and eggs allercig even if it's a fish restaurant. He guaranteed me that he was going to be careful and noticing the chef! When my plate has arrived I found out that they didn't... More 

2 Thank 1901neversaynever
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169 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2014

The warm atmosphere and the extremely kind of the owners allows to be very well during all the lunch. Excellent is the fish starter, and also well derocated. Pasta "eoliana" is very flavorful seasoning, enhancing the flavors of Sicilian capers and olives. The main couse I choose was fresh fish with Tropea's onion. The last one is a kind of... More 

1 Thank MARIA R
Tyalgum, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch that included a lovely selection of local produce for antipasta and the best gnocchi prepared in house that we have tasted.

1 Thank Michael J
East Meadow, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our meal at Zia Elvira was the ultimate in southern Italy dinning. The fish was fresh the ravioli was exquisite, the antipasto was a combination of shrimp and clams and squid. The owner was gracious and made us feel very comfortable. The owners and their children who served us all spoke enough English to communicate very easily. Anyone who visits... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Statale 18 | Reggio Calabria, 89135 Catona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Reggio Calabria  >  Catona
  • Phone Number: 347 7173218

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