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“Finally a decent meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe' Sikelia

Cafe' Sikelia
Ranked #15 of 131 Restaurants in Giardini Naxos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $35
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Sikelia, one of the oldest cafe' in Recanati, where the tradition leave together with quality......
Townsville, Australia
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13 reviews
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“Finally a decent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

After touring Italy for nearly three weeks, our last stop was Sicily. We stayed in Giardini Naxos and came across this wonderful little gold mine.

The food was exceptional, finally a decent meal, simple, yet the best in the whole of Italy. The staff were friendly, nothing was too much trouble.

My daughter was tired of pasta and pizza so this fabulous little restaurant has the best salads. Service was also fast and friendly and I would definitely recommend.

Thank you to Roberto and your staff from your Sicilian-Australian salad lovers..

  • Visited April 2014
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“Fantastico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Cafe Sikelia is a must stop for lunch or dinner when visiting the Giardini Naxos area in Sicily. This cafe is conveniently located across from the Hilton Hotel. The staff and owner Roberto make going here a dinning experience. The staff is warm and friendly and go out of their way to ensure you are enjoying your meal. Try the pasta, pizza and house vino you will not be disappointed! FYI they also have free Wifi.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Readington, New Jersey
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“Truly a diamond in Sicily!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here while traveling thru Sicily last week...what a fabulous find!!! The atmosphere is very comfortable. The location was perfect for us. The food was awesome. And Roberto made us feel like family!!! We went back again the next day for more!!!
Have the Maccheroni Etna - it's the BEST!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Mediocre Meal, Friendly Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

This restaurant was conveniently located within walking distance of the Atahotel Naxos Resort, so we stopped in for a meal.

We started with bruschetta, which was fairly bland and seemed thrown onto a plate. For the main course we had swordfish, which the waiter assured us was "fresh." This was highly doubtful and suspicious given it wasn't in season. The flavor and presentation were just okay, nothing special or noteworthy. The other dish we had was a beef schnitzel-type dish, which was an outright mistake. The meat was cooked within an inch of its life and very, very tough. It was just very unpleasant in flavor and presentation. The fries served with it were decent, however, and we shared a piece of cassata cake for dessert that was pretty good.

The service was great, all the staff seemed to pitch in to help ensure things run smoothly and everyone was friendly. And we would have considered ordering an after dinner drink or more wine if it weren't for the obnoxious traveling band that came barging in toward the end of our meal. They were loud, not particularly good, and one of their bandmates would come around begging each table for tips after they played a couple songs. It really, really detracted from the atmosphere and I'm surprised the restaurant allows it. The following night we ate a meal at another restaurant down the street and could hear the band from afar. We were glad to not be seated in that dining room again.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Excellent cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited nearly every day on our visit for either breakfast or lunch.
Great food and value for money.
Friendly staff, great location opposite Hilton hotel where we were staying

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