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Il Cantiniere

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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Viale della Liberta' 153 | Viale Libertà 153, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 532122
09:00 - 02:00
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Clonmel, Ireland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here twice in recent weeks. On both occasions, I ordered tenderloin steak. It was absolutely fantastic - tender and tasty - some of the best steak I have ever eaten. They claim to have over 9,000 wines - the walls are stacked with bottles from floor to ceiling. We splashed out price-wise and were hugely impressed. The... More 

Thank JoMaRoSoIsWi
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing selection of wines. Salvatore is the expert on the wines and truly a great host as well. One of our favorite places by far on our Sicily trip.

Thank tpQ6553TY
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

One n shud try this here. This is heaven..absolutely heaven.. the meat is so good I can't describe. Well done Cook..hats off

Thank Vivek J
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Found Il Cantiniere buy accident when strolling looking for a bar a after a long journey from Western Sicily and thinking Catania was a bit scruffy. We have seriously never seen anything like it. Very modern and spacious and entirely lined with shelves of bottles with librarian sliding ladders. Brilliant helpful staff, Euro5 for a largeish glass of excellent local... More 

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Brisbane Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Our last night in Europe and we asked the hotel in Catania where to go for a good meal and we could buy a glass of wine. He sent us to Il Cantiniere!! Superb, Amazing - best wine bar we have EVER seen! We had a superb dinner, sitting outside on the footpath. Wonderful service. Go there - it will... More 

Thank Liz B
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Salvatore was an incredible host. Trust him and let him introduce you to some of Sicily's best wines, based on your wine preferences. The food was excellent too. Highly recommended Catania stop!

Thank VenetianGirl
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Trying to find a decent wine selling place in Catania is a hard work! We've stumbled upon this place by mere chance, but frankly - more of luck. The service was friendly and more importantly knowledgable. Prices are decent and selection great. Did not try the food so I can't say a word for that, but wholeheartedly recommend if you... More 

Thank Przemyslaw I
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A visually breathtaking atmosphere, you are surrounded by thousands of bottles of wines, spirits and beer from around the world. The food selection is narrow by delicious. Pricey, but a definite treat.We ate there as a family of 4 and returned with other family and friends later in the evening for drinks.

1 Thank mldanese
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Good service and friendly. Wondelful location. You can have dinner too! Hiwevwe we only tried a selection of wines and cheeses!

1 Thank Pablo C
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Always visit this place when in Catania. It has the best ever selection of Sicilian wines to taste and to buy, and a great selection of other Italian wines too!

Thank AndanteTFT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 109
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale della Liberta' 153 | Viale Libertà 153, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Neighbourhood: Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Phone Number: +39 095 532122
Present in the heart of Catania, Il Cantiniere in one of the largest wineriers and restaurant in Italy. Contains 12.000 labels of wines, spiurits, and beers, served in a refined and elegannce place by qulified sommeliers and trained staff., ready to make a discover and choose the best bootles, Il Cantiniere in an restarurant a culinary paradise for lovers of good food, with prestigius meats, cheese to taste, and differents varietes of meats and fresh fish. Il CCantiniere also provides a delivery service from 09.00 a.m to 02.00 a.m. every day, and have a bus shuttle free for eat a la cartè.and also we have a Buffet for lunch "all You can eat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?