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Ristorante Il Castello di Bacco

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Piazza Umberto Primo 25/26, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated at a marvelous place with a great view all over the sea, serving delicious food, this restaurant is a big disaster as a result of the stupid and total uninterested waiters. Forgetting part of the orders, bringing the wrong drinks, giving bad attention to guests. Despite the good food I'll not visit this place anymore.

Thank Rudolph d
Albany, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we'd try it because of the good reviews. The view was nice and sitting on the plaza was entertaining. But like the other poor reviews, the service was awful. The food was fine. Nothing special. The Sicilian pizza was a doughy deep fried calzone with a lacking of filling and no real seasoning. The dessert was even rather... More 

Thank armsfullofflowers
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Monday evening. Sat down around 7:15pm. They officially open at 7:30am. The restaurant in situated in the Piazza Umberto. Typical scene with square with kids running around and old people sitting on benches around the perimeter. Various shops and restaurants surrounding the piazza complete the picture. So great setting. The staff were friendly and helpful and... More 

Thank Mintel1303
Orpington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, but food and service was a let down. The mixed grill was poor( maybe I just ordered the wrong dish)and made worse by not being hot when served.

Thank Blueflag2015
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Well we went into Zafferina hoping there would be somewhere open on a Sunday night. How wrong could we be everything was open even the designer clothes shops! The passegiata was in full swing and the streets blocked with cars and people. The town square was lovely full of children playing and everyone of every age strolling to look at... More 

Thank indigor
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We had a lunch here after the tour of Mount Etna. The restaurant is set in the town's central square at the foot of Etna with great views. It is sicilian style restaurant with typical dishes (rustic sicilian antipasta, various pasta, fish, deserts, etc., sicilian wine) Service was excellent. The staff was very friendly. We had no language problems -... More 

Thank vaitiekiene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I dined in this restaurant with my family to celebrate my birthday, after a trip up Etna. The restaurant is conveniently located on the main square in Zafferana. It is quite small and the interior is charmingly decorated. It seemed to be populated by locals when we arrived - a good sign. We drank a bottle of prosecco while waiting... More 

Thank Thorpe R
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We stopped for lunch on a fantastic day's tour of Mount Etna (a must do!). It is set in the town's central piazza with great views over the countryside. We sat outside, although the inside looked good for a winter's evening. Service was prompt in our case even though the restaurant became quite busy with only one waiter. We had... More 

Thank paul_mcdowell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, pleasant staff, reasonable price, enough said! Just go there!! Oh I need to write 100 characters, wonderful!

Thank Ian W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Last night we had dinner at this restaurant. They have a large menu, what in my opinion is not always good. We ordered several appetizers, and main courses. Over all is was oke not special. They have a large wine list, we ordered a red bottle of local wine. Taste was good. The sevice on the other hand was bad.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $58
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Umberto Primo 25/26, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Zafferana Etnea
  • Phone Number: 0957093009

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