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“wonderful view and amazing food”
Review of Il Re di Girgenti

Il Re di Girgenti
Ranked #8 of 247 Restaurants in Agrigento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $61
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ristorante recentemente ristrutturato, offre alla propria clientela una vista stupenda sulla valle dei templi di agrigento. Presso il nostro ristorante potrete gustare la classica cucina siciliana rivisitata in chiave moderna.
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“wonderful view and amazing food”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is the one to go for in Agrigento - even if you have only one night make the effort. The view over the temples is perfect and the food is a dream. So good I had the dessert even though I don't usually have room to get that far and that was perfect too. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Can't imagine there is anything bad on the menu but the beef in balsamic....

Visited March 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

My husband and I were staying at the Hotel Villa Athena, and we wanted a non touristy restaurant. We found this restaurant by looking at Tripadvisor, but as we couldn't print the directions, we found ourselves completely lost. We ended up in the city of Agrigento and kept driving in circles. We were getting cranky and were just about to give up, when I showed a man on the street (we speak very little Italian, and he spoke no English) the name of the restaurant. He couldn't explain how to get there, but he finally gestured for us to follow him. This nice man got in his car and led us down the curvy roads into a parking lot of a very nondescript building. We tried to ask him to join us for dinner, but unfortunately he didn't understand. We were seated on the balcony and were the only English speaking patrons (which we love).The owner, who was very friendly, came out to talk to us and gave us binoculars to view the ruins. The owner, who was very friendly and spoke English,came out to talk to us and gave us binoculars to view the ruins. We asked him for his recommendations and ordered a local wine-a 2010 Morgante Nero D'Avola, which was delicious, and many courses of clams, pasta, and tuna. Everything we had was fantastic, but we ordered way too much. Our bill was $119 US. We highly recommend this restaurant and hope to return one day.

  • Visited September 2012
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Rome
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food, view and price.”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was a great restaurant, one of our favorites of the trip to Sicily. The food was very good and reasonably priced, the owner was nice, providing us with binoculars and a telescope to see the ruins, the view was great, and it was near our hotel. What more do you want? I highly recommend it.

  • Visited January 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Really nice restaurant with a wonderful view on Temples Valley”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were warmly welcomed from the competent staff and they offered us as well a glass of prosecco free of charge as aperitif. The menu contains typical Sicilian food. We all had starters and main course. A good highlight is the starter “Tipicità del re”: for only 9 € you will get a huge starter plate with a lot of tasteful food. The main course was nicely presented and as well tasteful.
The wine list presents only Sicilian wines, which are usually with a high level of alcohol. With our dessert we got as well a complimentary glass of Passito di Pantelleria.
I can highly recommend this restaurant overall for their professionalism, the tasteful food and the wonderful view.

  • Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
“Great view and the best Dessert”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Great food. I reccomend the sea food appetizer and they have the best Tiramissu ever! And awesome view of the temples. Worth a visit...

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