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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

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Via Aloi 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 216 2222
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13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good visit, good atmosphere. The food is goood, but nothing astonishing. 3 star food. The waiter was very very nice. 5 stars. Don't take the hous wine (at least the white). It's not good at all. So 3.5 star experience as average

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Thank Gabriel C
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here twice and both times the food and service have been amazing. The squid ink pasta is by far the best here compared to other places we've had it. The shrimp risotto is amazing and at the end of our dinner they brought out this lemon sorbet type dessert; I'm guessing as a palate cleanser. They also brought... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being in the city center for lunch before our departure from the airport, our choice fell on Catania Ruffiana because of the positive feedbacks. Completely well deserved, I'd add. First of all, the service provided: an extremely skilled Albanian waiter looked after of us with his suggestions and introducing our choices. A true professional. What about the food: an amazing... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food here was great and reasonably priced! We were a party of 6 for dinner and we were all happy with the food we ordered! They have a large selection of fish on the menu, which anyone who ordered was happy with. They also had some pastas for vegetarians. The waiting staff were great, very helpful and friendly! Will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and great great service! Try the antipasto di mare! Well worth the visit!!!!! The 4 different sea food pastas we tried were very tasty! The eggplant and swordfish fettuccine was delicious!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic cuisine! Mixed fish starters were mindblowing! Very good service and atmosphere. Really worth visiting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Grilled vegetables were disappointing with bitter reddish dominating the plate. Main courses were as good as in any other place in Catania we visited over 3 day stay here. Very professional staff. It was pleasure to watch them working. Bruschetta and brownies on the house was a nice touch but I don't eat bread and i really wanted some fresh... More 

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cataniaruffiana, Proprietario at Trattoria Catania Ruffiana, responded to this review
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Caro signore, non necessariamente si è degli esperti critici gastronomici pur facendo qualche centinaio di recensioni. Nessuno mette in dubbio... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had dinner here on our first night in Catania. Because we were in Sicily, we had high expectations. The service was good and the house wine was reasonable at 3 Euro for a half litre. We ordered the Mussels which were very tasty, but we have had better in Sicily before. We then ordered a Spaghetti Alle Vongole which... More 

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cataniaruffiana, Proprietario at Trattoria Catania Ruffiana, responded to this review
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Gentile viaggiatore siamo contenti che lei abbia gradito tutto ciò che ha mangiato da noi.... Sicuramento in giro per il... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This was the best restaurant we ate at during our stay in Catania. The food was incredible and Claudio the waiter was a great host and awesome baker! Try the cuttlefish linguinie - the best Ive had in Italy and the €3 local wine is total value for money!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

A cosy restaurant with exellent food and great service. Try the local wine it's Good, 0.5L for 3 euro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Aloi 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 216 2222
Description
On Christmas holidays the structure WILL BE OPENED on MONDAY 'December 19 and 26 2016 . Catania Ruffiana wishes you HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!

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