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“No house wine???”

Trattoria La Paglia
Ranked #220 of 1,129 Restaurants in Catania
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro Catania
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great location right in the market, but poor service. And when we asked for a glass of house white wine - we were told you could only buy a Euro 15 bottle. Decent insalata del mare, but I wouldn't recommend this place because of the poor service. And drinking Diet Coke didn't add anything to our fish eating experience.

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Thank Soulefulltraveler
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Based on reviews we decided to try this restaurant. The market is fabulous and being well travelled tourists we have always found that to eat in a fish market at lunchtime is pretty well authentically fresh and tasty. The starter was a cold sardine in a not very nice batter. The prawns although very nice came on a plate solo. No lemon, no mayonnaise no condiments on the table and no wipes provided for fishy fingers at the end. They didn't have the wine on the menu and suggested another which was ok. The bill €45.00 was far too much for this very average lunch.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

What an experience! Right in the heart of the fishmarket. The waiter is the World's laziest man which is a fun bonus - he had a cheeky fag before he could be bothered to go and get our starter. They got busy quickly though and you could see why. He poured us a nice big glass of wine we were waiting, and the seafood risotto was absolutely delicious, and was a perfect lunch. Took ages with the bill but I could spend all day watching the fishmongers ply their trade.

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Thank TheHungryGiant
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is the cheaper of 2 restaurants close together (see also Antica Marina) - fairly small, wipe-clean tablecloths and a bit on the dowdy side. It's hard to know what's on the menu from the outside, and the inside menu in English was a pretty old and grubby photocopy... but then there was at least a menu in English. Can't say that the service was great, but not terrible either.
The benefits were the view (watching the action in the fish market, at lunch time), the fresh fish (they just went out to the nearest stall and got more) and the price - very reasonable (including drinkable wine in carafes). Worth a visit, or go to Antica Marina if you'd like to be more upmarket.

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Thank Geoffy
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

When visitng an area, it is always good to listen to the locals. They directed us to this small restaurant. We loved every bite.
The calimari was fresh, cooked to perfection. The salad with wonderful tomatoes was so tasty. The pasta in squid ink was delectible. I would not hesitate to eat there again and again. It is walking distance from the cruise ships. We were so hungry for local food...this did the trick.

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Thank BigTuna94510
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