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Ristorante La Siciliana

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Viale Marco Polo 52/A, 95126 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 376400
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12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:15
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 20:00 - 23:15
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Healdsburg, CA
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After much debate reading the reviews of this restaurant by fellow travelers, we decided to give it try since it was 2 blocks from our #1 Trip Advisor Hotel and there were no other restaurants in the area. We braced ourselves for a possible disaster meal by the reviews given and especially one given a day before. As it turns... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was very cold, food also had no particular taste and was very bland. It is also quite expensive for what it is and has a cover charge of over 2euro per person. It felt more like a dressed up diner rather than a restaurant! I was really disappointed as expected much more, it also put a damper on... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

First we arrived at the restaurant by car, parking is not easy. We didn't booked a table it was Saturday night but we asked the waiter for a table & there was a table available for us. Restaurant looked quite & clean. Waiter gave us the menu, price where quite high compared with other local prices. Also a charge of... More 

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Varese, Italy
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

this is one of those places where you can be sure the food is prepared according to local classical recipes. Quite obviously you cannot expect international cuisine to be the focus here, it would be a crime anyway! Therefore, forget your diet for one day, And get down to full extent, indulging to the rich sicilian cuisine, a real triumph... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The food was very good but it seemed like we were at the cemetery and the waiters were zombies. The atmosphere completely spoiled our evening... very sad and cold. I would not recommend it if you are looking for a cheerful Sicilian evening.

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Thank TamaD_7
Milan, Italy
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173 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I had a dinner in this famous restaurant for traditional Catania cuisine. The fish is fresh with a good variety, displayed on ice, and you can select your own also how to cook it. Seafood and pasta are well prepared; a highlight for me was the Carpaccio di pesce spada (raw) as appetizer. Price is in the high side for... More 

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Catania, Sicilia, Italy
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013 via mobile

We've been living in Catania 6 months now and have been to La Siciliana 4 times. The fish is fresh, displayed on ice, and you can select your own. Seafood and pasta are well prepared, a highlight for us is the carpaccio di pesce spade fresco. Wine is very reasonably priced and your host will take you to the cellar... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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314 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Vacationing in Sicily, found the name in a travel guide, and it didn't let us down. The service was personalized and impeccable from the first moment. You should ask to pick your fish from the batch of FRESH catch they have on an ice display. Ask for White Sicilian wine, which is amazing, and the 12 Euro bottle is perfect,... More 

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St. Paul-de-Vence
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

A bit strange that this restaurant is relatively lowly rated in TA, yet earns a place in the top five Catania restaurants in the Michelin Guide. The location is a few kilometres North of the centre of Catania, so really only accessable by car. Our Sunday lunch here was very satisfactory. The English speaking waiter was helpful and efficient. The... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2012

I was there during a meeting with colleagues. Recommended by locals, food quality is OK, but average comapred to other popolar restaurant in town. You pay three times the same things that you can get in many other places of the area. The traditional appetizer/side dish buffet is unacceptable, with poor food of scarce quality and freshness. Not recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:15
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:15
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:15
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:15
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Marco Polo 52/A, 95126 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Neighbourhood: Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
  • Phone Number: +39 095 376400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?