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“Lunch in the sun looking over the sea”
Review of Taverna La Cialoma

Taverna La Cialoma
Ranked #37 of 65 Restaurants in Marzamemi
Price range: $39 - $156
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 15, 2012

We were escorted from the square to the tables with a view of the sea. What a way to hve luunch. The Charne Roase, which was frizzante, didn't seem to last very long. Perhaps it was the ward weather. The food was excellent. Sea food, of course, is the best choice. The Zucchine e Gamberi just melted as it was eaten. Great location, with excellent food. What else could you desire.

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Thank Ian G
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

The piazza at Marzamemi puts you in another world, in another time. It is so beautiful. Taverna la Cialoma with its turquois and white (among other bright artwork inside) was our favourite place to eat in Marzamemi. We went there several nights of our stay and I think we had almost everything on the menu. My favourite was the tomato salad and the pasta con sardi. The tomatoes were the sweetest I had ever tasted. They were served in olive oil with basil. I crave that flavour! The pasta con sardi was always on the dry side, but I like that. I love pasta in white and the flavour of the olive oil. The taste was subtle and the breadcrumbs gave it a little crunch. The fish was beautifully prepared and I cannot think of anything we did not enjoy. The service was excellent. They came to know us there and they were always friendly and welcoming. Yes, it is expensive. Especially when one night my husband ordered a lobster and they only had a big one left. The lobster alone was 85 euro, but it was imported from Spain...and hey, you only live once. He did enjoy it 85 euros worth. He was a little bit annoyed at first, until he told his story to some of his Sicilian friends (he was born in Sicily) and they said the price was justified because the lobster is rare. I cannot wait to go back there again!

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

On the main square of this quirky and picturesque tuna-worshipping villlage, but you can also eat at the back overlooking the sea (take care when reserving your table). We ate twice here on busy Friday nights when their was entertainment on the square (an excellent Beatles tribute band, followed by a slightly bizarre, uniquely Italian, puppet show consisting mainly of medieval knights in mortal combat). The best choices here are the octopus starter and the grilled tuna - both excellent. But the raw prawns were rather unpleasant, and the swordfish lacked texture. Octopus casserole with potatoes was tasty if lacking subtlety. Tuna ragu with pasta was delicious. Wines can be expensive, although they are very good indeed. Some annoying details: food served luke-warm; they had run out of strawberry tartlets and decaffeinated coffee at 9p.m. (early for this part of the world), and you really have to watch out to prevent the bill mounting up extortionately. 124 Euros for 2 people - two courses each plus wine and limoncellos. Very friendly waitress, but her male colleagues could be surly.

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Located on the main square of what looks like a Speggetti Western set this restaurant is playing on location over quality and delighting customers. And without a view of the sea this is not a strong point if you're looking for lunch. The food was quite good but pricey when compared with other restaurants of the same standard or comparable locations, and wine at €6.50 a glass of less than 100cl is definitely taking advantage. The waiters don't understand what customer friendly service is, as their's was non-existent and bordering on the surly. There's Italian macho then there's just plain rude.....

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Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

We ordered 2 dishes of pasta:
- Pasta with gamberini and zucchini cream
- pasta with ink fish
The portions were enough (more then in other restaurants on the same place)
The price was a bit higher then the neighbor' restaurants but "de cupperto" was included in the menu price.
The restaurant from inside is lovely, even the kitchen is beautiful. Outside on the terrasse, the wonderfully Piazza Regina Margherita.
The service was normal, no extras nor bad things to report
We enjoyed our meal on a Sunday evening.

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