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Ristorante La Polena

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Via Nazionale per Catania, 178, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
390957649810
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the effort of our walk from Acitrezza. Even though we arrived before it opened the Maitre de - Sebi - sat us at a table and brought us water whilst the staff set up the restaurant for that evening's service. Once they were ready, the service was good and the food and wine excellent. Will definitely return if... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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271 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The outskirts of Acireale are not, a priori, a place where one expects to find a pleasant restaurant. Yet, La Polena beats the odds. It has pleasant grounds even a view of the sea and free parking. The service is adequate. Their pasta a la vongole was very good with plenty of clams but the involvitini of sworffish were somewhat... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I had the opportunity to visit the restaurant with a group of friends and after three years since last visit it is still excellent.

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Thank dennis337
Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

we were a group of 9 from Malta for a day visit in Sicily . excellent food , friendly staff,nice atmosphere. price very reasonable . what else you want , i just recommend it !

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I came to this restaurant to celebrate the 60th birthday of my mother. The place looks good. The staff was friendly and efficient. The menu was all fish, from the starters to the pastas. The food was so good and delicious. Really good quality.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I had dinner at this restaurant yesterday with a group of friends. We had the mixed antipasto and some grilled fish. In general the food tasted okay - nothing special though... And the mussels didn't seem to be the freshest. On top of this the service was arrogant and unfriendly - and two people in our group were sick with... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Got to this restaurant by accident and found a gem. We had only pasta, but every bite was heaven. Service was immaculate and we savored every moment. Loved it that there was no music. So serene, like out of time place.

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Svedmyra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel as the best place around, and they were absolutely correct. We had a Valentines lunch- meny with enourmous amounts of excellent seafood, and special gluten-free dishes. If you're around, don't miss it!

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went there for the 50th Wedding anniversary of my parents. The food and service were excellent. The fish cooked in a salt casing was so tender. I will definitely go again and recommend it to anyone who is in the area.

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Swieqi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was Sunday evening whilst on a family holiday, we mentioned looking for a typical, good fish restaurant , while chatting to a lovely local woman,who kindly suggested la Polena , also insisting that it was one of the best in the area! And right she was ! We were so well looked after by Sebastiano ,who made us feel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$33 - $55
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale per Catania, 178, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: 390957649810
Description
The Restaurant "La Polena" is located in a privileged geographical position, surrounded by the lush vegetation of the Sicilian gardens, a few steps from the sea of Acitrezza, but almost on a hillside with superb views of Etna. There are many reasons to come to eat at this restaurant: friendly atmosphere, the welcome in a refined setting, but not sought after, in which you feel at ease and above all his extraordinary dishes that blend tradition and creation. You offer seafood dishes that are inspired by Mediterranean tradition with international influences, having the chef Sebastian Finocchiaro, worked in Saint Moritz, London and Tokyo, and returned to his homeland accumulated experience, nourishing a genuine passion. The restaurant "La Polena", offers its customers an exclusive catering service, in elegant and stylish locations, for sure reliance for the success of your events.

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