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“Fantastic fresh seafood.”

Osteria Antica Marina
Ranked #55 of 1,062 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Czech, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We managed to get a table for dinner at this small seafood restaurant next to the fish market. We had a mixed seafood starter followed by a seafood pasta dish with seaweed! Everything was very fresh and tasty and not too expensive.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We went there upon a friend's recommendation. Expectations were high: sort of atmospheric surrounding, a lovely fish display, a queue of people waiting for tables. Could have been a positive holiday memory. Unfortunately the atmospheric settings soon revealed strong smells of sewage, waiters were far from friendly, no wine list - supposedly it's all in the waiter's head... - seabass came back as sepie, and starters of raw fish was way under seasoned... Would seriously avoid it. We were more than happy to leave at the end. Saved us a tip... on a positive note, 24h later our stomachs are feeling just fine, despite the raw fish starter... proof to the freshness of the food...

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Right in the heart of the fish market (must book as it fills quickly), you can't get seafood any fresher than this. Great spot to watch the bustle of the market, whilst enjoying the best Fried baby Squid, Sea Urchin and Squid Ink Pasta - Bellisimo! Highly recommended.

Thank AAOz
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

After a full morning of site seeing and visiting markets just within La Pescheria is located the restaurant offering the best tuna fillet antipasti we have ever tried. We had also a seafood pasta meals but in the end both of us were thinking that if we could do it all over again we would just order few antipasti plates and call it a meal.

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Thank Evgeniya S
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were recommended Antica Marina by Salvatore at Eh13. It's located by the fish market, so the scent of fish is un-avoidble.

We did the mistake of ordering the 45 Euro menu for both of us. I can eat quite a bit but this was a bit too much, because all is so good, and tasteful with many small dishes of various seafood! At the end we started hoping we're getting to the end!

For the first time we tried the Sicilian grape Grillo, an excellent choice for our meal.

when I payed next surprise came. I noted that it was cheaper than expected, and noted that the wine was missing. When I told the waiter about it he just nodded his head meaning it was OK as it was!

If you like seafood, this is the place in Catania! However I recommend that if you decide for a menu, take the 35 Euro one if you're not extremely hungry!

Thank Kent_Svensson
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