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“A gem of a place, great food, wine and owner/manager.”
Review of Cicchetteria Glera

Cicchetteria Glera
Ranked #165 of 1,362 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $16
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't dreadfully hungry so determined to do a bit of a wine bar crawl with this place being our final stop before returning to a wine filled slumber. Upon arrival we decided to sit inside the winebar itself and were greeted by the friendly guy running the place. Although intending on only a single drink and a few snacks we ended up staying for a few glasses of Red and White (both Etna) and the cheese board with cold cuts of meat. You really do get a lot of food for your money and we sat and whiled away an hour or two before heading home to sleep. The owner/manager was really nice and managed on his own tables both inside and out.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Ben R
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Magic atmosphere with excellent wine & delicious “cicchetti”. The owner Alessio is very friendly and well prepared to serve in whatever you want. Perfect place to visit in Catania!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Arguably one of the best wine bars that I have ever visited! The quality of the wine is exceptional and well worth paying €5 or €6 a glass. The proprietor introduced us to a wonderful Sicilian grape called Catarotto. So good we ordered a bottle of this along with the 10 piece appetizer for €12. So good we came back the following night when there was jazz out front. Wonderful experience! We will be back!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Biliicks
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alessiocasella84, Proprietario at Cicchetteria Glera, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

"what a wine-derful words" Sir, thank you very much!
See you soon

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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice winebar and we are surprised that it isn't more popular. We had good wines and the owner took the time to advise. The tapas are freshly made and of good taste. Surely a place to recommend!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 992mickeyb
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alessiocasella84, Proprietario at Cicchetteria Glera, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you Sir for your time and your kindly words!

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

I wish I had more time to spend in Catania so I could visit this lovely wine spot more. While waiting to check into our AirBNB, Alessio, the owner and one-man-band, invited us inside and served cold beers and wines with snacks like almonds and sun-dried tomatoes. The interior is clean and chic. Jazz music and candlelight make the outdoor setting comfortable, relaxed, and a perfect place off the main trail to kick back and enjoy the sounds of Catania. Alessio is gracious and hospitable. On my last night during this visit, Alessio insisted I try a crisp white wine whose grapes are grown in the soil of Mt. Etna. Do yourself a favor and stop by with friends an aperitif before heading into town, or a nightcap to unwind on your way home.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank kaseydeeeee
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alessiocasella84, Proprietario at Cicchetteria Glera, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you KD! It was a pleasure.

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