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La Vela

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Via del Melqart 1 | via del Melqart 1, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
+39 0925 23971
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

What to tell: It was closest to our vacation house. We went. Unfortunately. Place: could be ovelooking the sea, but is oriented towards street and parking lot. Staff with mad faces. No English. Our "restaurant italian" was luckily ok. My daughter ordered chicken meat with rice and vegetables. She got rice. Just rice. a lot. After 10 minutes and multiple... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

We came to the place to have a family dinner (two adults and a child). First, they don't have a child-seat. Second, the food was boring and non-tasty. Service - slow and indifferent. It took at least two hours to bring us starter dishes - one little dish every 20 minutes. At certain point we left, taking the rest of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

this is much more a local than touristed place, despite its presence in the guide books . it was a busy sunday lunch and the restaurant was full, we were lucky to score a walk in. the food was delicious especially the variety of appetisers - the pumpkin fishy pasta was fantastic and a bit different. the meal was finshed... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

There is a fixed price lunch which has so much food it seems impossible to eat it all. All the fish is fresh off the boat that day. It is a great place to eat.

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

dining at "la vela" is one of the best expierience you can get about sicilian hospitality! food and wine are awesome: the fish is always so fresh and cooked following the local recipes, so you can get surprising tastes, aromas and colors! The local wine they serve at the table is simple, but definitely the right choice for the food... More 

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Connecticut, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We had to wait for a while for a seat, but it was worth it! For 25 euros each we got an amazing amount of food (fixed menu), plus three bottles of wine. Our personal favorites were the seafood salad, risotto, and sardine balls. The service was great too, and our server really made our dinner feel special. YUM!

Thank TACK13
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

So much food and all so deliscious! The fish was just fabulous, the service friendly (and tolerant of our almost non-existant italian), and there was so much food we thought we would burst!

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St. Gallen
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

I' ve seen a lot in Sicily but never something like "La Vela". They give you 8 local appetizers, two kind of pastas, different really fresh fish afterwards , wine and water, caffee and bitter for 25 euros.. and ... it's REALLY GOOD. No way a normal person can eat all they give you, but it's worth tasting it. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Via del Melqart 1 | via del Melqart 1, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Agrigento  >  Sciacca
  • Phone Number: +39 0925 23971

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