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“The best!!”

Trattoria Catania Ruffiana
Ranked #19 of 993 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: On Christmas holidays the structure WILL BE OPENED on MONDAY 'December 19 and 26 2016 . Catania Ruffiana wishes you HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best!!”
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

we ate lunch here on our first day in Catania, and it was so tasty we decided to come back the next evening for dinner. we tried 2 different pasta dishes, penne a la Norma which was very fresh and tasty, and a pasta scoglio (fish) with flakes of almonds. ..beautiful. For dinner we had the antipasti of fish which consisted of a large variety of different fish dishes, each plate unique and full of flavour.. we also got a very crunchy bruschetta on the house as a starter, which was a great surprise! and at the end... we were served a beautiful warm piece of chocolate almond cake with pistacchio on top...what more could you wish for! The restaurant has a simple ambience but staff is very knowledgeable and attentive, food is unforgettably goodand fresh and prices very reasonable. don't miss this place!!

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“Great food and value”
Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding appetizer with 10 separate items!! Not knowing Italian was a challenge but we all managed! A real gem.

  • Visited April 2014
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fantastic Italian meal and service in Catania !”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Hidden away in a small street in the center of Catania, and rather modest-looking, this Trattoria is a hidden gem where we had one of our best meals in an entire week in Sicily (and that is saying something...!).
Extremely abundant and delicious home-made Antipasti AND Primi Piatti, in particular, were noteworthy.
Delicious red wine chosen directly from the shelf, with competent advice from the owner.
Very attentive and forthcoming service throughout the meal, really nice owner and staff, and as if this was not enough a very reasonable bill AND a glass of sweet wine as departure present !
Needless to say, a definite warm recommendation to anyone travelling through Catania !

  • Visited April 2014
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London England
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Uncompromisingly Authentic Sicilian”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a tough review to write because the staff in the restaurant were so friendly, the meal was inexpensive and they threw in bruschetta, dolce and liqueur on the house. This is a restaurant that is clearly very popular with the locals but it can be hard to navigate the menu without any Italian. The locals were able to engage in a very involved dialogue which to our shame we were not. We shared Sicilian antipasti which I liked but my wife did not. We followed with seafood pasta which was OK but un-memorable. We would have ordered secondi but the waiter thoughtfully warned us off because the pasta portions were quite large. The waiter suggested house wine which was borderline drinkable.

  • Visited April 2014
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Great quality and value”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

This simple trattoria stands out out for the freshness and quality of the food and cooking. What Italian food should be. Booking advised.

  • Visited April 2014
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