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“Excellent food, excellent, friendly service and worth a detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of U Dammusu

U Dammusu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Excellent food, excellent, friendly service and worth a detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

While we were in Sicily, we were driving the inland from Modica to Catania, noticed the little town of Chiaramonte Gulfi on the map and decided to drive up the hill and find a place for lunch. It's about a fifteen or twenty minute side trip from the highway. We asked a couple of locals where to go and both of them responded "U Damussu." It's on a little street just off the main plaza. It was one of our best meals in Sicily. The waiter was charming and helpful and the food was excellent. The pork-mushroom risotto was top-notch, the grilled vegetables as good as anywhere but the piece de resistence was the "stinco de maiale" which is a braised/roasted pork shank. Also, don't miss the appetizer of samples of the local air-cured ham, salami and pork in aspic. Don't pass by Chiaramonte Gulfi if you're hungry.

  • Visited October 2013
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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68 reviews
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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We went to Chiaramonte Gulfi (which is charming little village close to Ragusa) based on recommendation of hotel receptionist at Ragusa. Initially we were looking for a restaurant Majore, which appeared to be closed that day and we decided to have lunch in U Damussu as it was next door. And we are so glad we made the choice.
Everything was perfect in the restaurant excellent food, superb service and nice atmosphere, The waiter was very kind, explaining and offering local specialties. We had their special rissotto and house sausages - both just perfect, Their house wine is better than expected - very high quality. We also tried their dessert - excellent. The restaurant offered complimentary desert wine - Malvasia, a must try if you are in Sicily. And the price we paid was really nothing compared to quality.
All in all this was a great experience, definitely one of the highlights of our tour. Highly recommended!

  • Visited September 2013
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“the town is known for its pork and this is the place to go to”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Next to doumo piazza and so was easy to find. We were helped with the menu by an English speaking waiter - who also made a temporary nappy changing mat for us near the toilet! The food is excellent - we tried a pork risotto, a stuffed pork dish and a pork chop. The setting is nice and calm and there were other families eating there too.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Mickboire
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Naxxar, Malta
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“Second visit to U Dammusu...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Been here last year and was impressed with the excellent service and the quality of the food. Had the opportunity to visit u Dammusu again last week and I can clearly state that it was the best dining experience I had in a very long time. Excellent value for money and looking forward to revisit again!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Chris M
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

The best pork knuckle ever. Lovely restaurant, superb atmosphere. Owner and staff Soooo courteous. 10/10 for everything.

  • Visited August 2013
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