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“The Passion of Giuseppe”
Review of Donna Patrizia

Donna Patrizia
Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Rosolini
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant by the intimate and elegant atmosphere, the dishes on the menu, mostly seafood, reinterpret traditional cooking using fresh local organic produce. Menu tastings.Chef honored with medal 'silver in the international competition cooking in Tuscany. The wine cellar offers a selection of French wines, Italian and small local producers.Tasting of beers. Reservation recommended.
S.E. Asia
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“The Passion of Giuseppe”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Not exactly at the crossroads of the world Chef Giuseppe Catanese runs a hidden gem in the charming little village of rosolini in Eastern Sicily.
This is not your spaghetti with sardines or arancina type of wonderful typical Sicilian restaurant but the place where a truly innovative and passionate chef loves what he does and cares that his guests are happy. There are no crowds in this small restaurant, no pretentions and no rush. You can expect to find some very creative dishes on your plate that while not truly Sicilian are truly delicious. This man deserves our support. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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barbados
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“wonderful surprise”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We had an amazing dinner last night - unexpected and wonderful cuisine. Delightful service. We will be back - often!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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giuseppe c, Proprietario at Donna Patrizia, responded to this review, October 1, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind review . I apologize for the delay in responding but I assure you my thanks is really sincere !
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“Amazing gnocchi, best I've ever had!!”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Lovely, small fine dinning restaurant with imaginatively presented food. After two weeks in Sicily this was a favourite. Definitely recommend it to any serious foodies who know their stuff! Kids loved it too, amazing 'at table' magic tricks kept them entertained.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Hayley W
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giuseppe c, Proprietario at Donna Patrizia, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thanks for the nice words spending that is the best reward of work dedicated to my clients. Hope to see you, ready to enjoy new culinary delights. Sincerely, Chef Giuseppe
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“Fine dinning with a personal touch”
Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Hugely pleasurable gastronomic experience with magic tricks thrown in for the kids !!! Original, inventive dishes with a fish theme but chef was happy to accommodate a request for steaks from two hungry teenagers. Gnocchi was fantastico, maybe the best we've ever tasted and the desserts were original and a perfect end to a fine dinning experience. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Rosolini as it is the best in the area by a country mile.

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giuseppe c, Proprietario at Donna Patrizia, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thanks for the nice words spending that is the best reward of work dedicated to my clients. Hope to see you, ready to enjoy new culinary delights. Sincerely, Chef
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“Can better food be found in Sicily?”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

If so, we'd love to find it...but it may be a tall order once you've experienced Donna Patrizia.

We first discovered Guiseppe when he was the head chef of the Relais Torre Marabino hotel, near Ispica. Back then his food was divine - it certainly compared favourably to the best Italian food we'd ever eaten - and so, when we returned there this year to find out he'd moved on to open his own restaurant, the management of the Marabino kindly contacted Guiseppe and booked us in for dinner.

We received a wonderful, kind welcome from Guiseppe who, after showing us his restaurant - spotless, white, modern Italian with vibrant touches from local, (including his own) artwork, then proceeded to serve up a culinary extravaganza.

We ate, in order; bresola with a citrus salad, a tuna 'burger' with beetroot puree, tiny cubed vegetables and caramilised onions; a stunning swordfish tortellini with pistachio sauce (I've dreamt of this since), meatballs (a special request from my partner) in an intensely tomato sauce, fresh simply fried squid - (a special request from me) which was tender and tasted like it just fell out of the sea onto my plate - and, finally, a stunning pairing of basil icecream, which was half mousse, half icecream, and a sort of de-constructed cannoli.

It was magnificent. All in, with wines carefully chosen for us by Guiseppe and including a glass of stunning dessert wine - how I wish I remember its name! - the meal came to 70 euros. For two people. Which was unbelievably good value.


We are at a loss to understand why, even in a difficult economic climate, this restaurant isn't packed to the rafters with diners every night. It is seriously good.

Over the years, we have both been fortunate to eat at some wonderful restaurants, through work, and leisure, and many of these have been recognised with international accolades. Guiseppe's food is on par with the best of them.

Let us know hope that the Mitchellin inspectors find this restuarant and give Guiseppe the recognition that he deserves.

We look forward to returning.

  • Visited June 2012
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giuseppe c, Proprietario at Donna Patrizia, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thanks for the nice words spending that is the best reward of work dedicated to my clients. Hope to see you, ready to enjoy new culinary delights. I fondly remember Sincerely, Chef
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