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“Absolutely delicious!”
Review of Borgo dell'Etna

Borgo dell'Etna
Ranked #9 of 91 Restaurants in Giarre
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $38 - $54
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Borgo dell'Etna restaurant seats on a unique location on the slopes of Mt Etna. Hiding through the citrus groves of the riviera, the restaurant is part of the XVI Century estate of the Etna Hotel and offers traditional Sicilian dishes, served in multi level rooms of the refrebished authentic sicilian winery.
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We were staying at Hotel Etna, and ate here 2 of the 3 nights. Food was delicious - the parmigiana mousse blew us away, I could have eaten 10! The menus is great because it's different to the rest of Sicily, which if you are on a travelling holiday, is a good change. It was the first time we had meat, which was cooked and served in a way that made it feel homely. Pasta was delicious too, and the bread was addictive! Very beautiful setting. There isn't really anywhere else decent in Giarre to eat, and we thought we could venture off, but in hindsight, 3 nights at this restaurant would have been wonderful! Reservations not needed.

  • Visited August 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Friendly Service, Excellent Food”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Most Sicilian restaurants don't open until 7:30, and this one was no exception. It was 6:30 and we asked if we could sit on the back patio and sip a glass of wine until the restaurant opened. We had driven a long distance and couldn't find any other sit down restaurants in town. The 20-something son of the owner spoke English and was very pleasant. Not only did he bring the wine, he brought some olives, bread and oil, and then later some bruschetta.
The food we ordered in the restaurant was delicious! We are so glad we waited there. Soft oldies music was playing in the background and we enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere of the restaurant.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Helen711
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Donegal
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed October 11, 2011

We stayed in the Etna Hotel for 5 nights & ate in the Borgo dell'Etna 4 of these nights
We did not have much choice in where to eat so we were glad that the restaurant had good food.
The staff were lovely & actually went out of their way to help me organise an anniversary surprise for my husband, they were very good.
The terrace was lovely to sit in after dinner to have a drink. We were quite surprised that more of the guests did not use it.
We were extremely lucky the 1st night we were there, Mount Etna had a minor eruption & we were able to sit on the terrace & watch it after our dinner.
As we ate 4 nights in the restaurant we did taste a good sample of the menu between us & the only this we did not like was one antipasti dish made with aubergine.
Between us we had veal, steak, swordfish, pasta and it was all lovely. I particularly liked the pasta with chicken casserole and the veal with the saffron potatoes... yummy
The restaurant is lovely, the staff were beyond helpful & pleasant & the food was delicious.
The dessert was too sweet for us but the sicilians definitely seem to have a sweet tooth.

  • Visited September 2011
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6 Thank verona78
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, mainly hotel guests!”
Reviewed September 25, 2011

The restaurant belongs to the Hotel Etna in Giarre and is therefore mainly frequented by hotel guests! The food is good, however slightly overpriced compared to other places. I guess you pay for the convenience of the hotel restaurant! The pasta palermitana and the bruschetta were great!

  • Visited September 2011
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4 Thank alexs946
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“To good for a hotel restaurant”
Reviewed September 6, 2011

The restaurant is located at the same site as hotel etna. As we where staying at the hotel, it was easy to eat there aswell. The hotel ia good and the restaurant is even better. The food is good and the service friendly. They could choose some better music, it is to loud and very cliche.

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3 Thank arjaan
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