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La Fenice

Via Gandhi, 3, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 604140
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef tartare” (2 reviews)
“chef claudio” (2 reviews)
“ruta” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Gandhi, 3, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The best meal I have had in Italy in a long time - that says something considering that the "nrmal" leel is high already.

Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I dined at La Fenice recently and had a brilliant meal (the fish tasting menu) Not only was the food beautifully prepared with each course a marvel on the palate but every dish was a work of art. Its the first time I've experienced photogenic...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Syracusa but decided to have a day trip to Ragusa! Stopped by La Fenice for lunch and i had my best food experience of the trip! Amazing red mullet and beef tartare! My boyfriend took the set menu and it was so...More

Thank Tracey N
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were a little surprised at the location - a bit out from Ragusa old town - but a very worthwhile taxi ride!> The food, service and wine pairing were excellent. We could not think of a single complaint or negative. Particularly when we got...More

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mmalandrino, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Fenice, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Audies, we thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about our restaurant. We are glad your experience was very positive and hope to welcome you once again at "La Fenice". Roberta Muriana

Reviewed 24 April 2017

WOW, I had heard about this gem through local comments and a bit of web research, non do its food, wines, atmosphere or service anywhere near justice. Quiet possibly the most lovely place I have eaten in over 40 years. The staff, know food and...More

Thank samster125
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It's my third visit to La Fenice and I am amazed by the quality and care given to preparing an amazing culinary experience. It is no wonder this restaurant deserves to be amongst the world greatest and definitely a must for travellers visiting Sicily. The...More

Thank Alisandru
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not very charming but wait, how great are the food and service !! The chef Claudio Ruta (1 michelin star) is serving elegant dishes that are delicious and well balanced. We had the squid to start, incredibly tender and refreshing, then we...More

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Wanted to start this review expressing my sincere compliments to staff. Always present, always efficient. The food obviously was excellent and actually it can be considered one of the best restaurants I ever experienced in Sicily. Being beginning of July, the place was not packed...More

Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We had the meat taste menu and the petit meat menu, both very tasty, lots of food, but - most importantly - really creative and different. Synergy between Sicilian local food presented as French style menu works very well. Excellent wine with food, plenty of...More

Thank katja s
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is a top restaurant with all the good and fine food you want. Add to that their excellent wines and perfect service. Last but not least: with our group we ate for less than 60 euro/pp. The best restaurant in Ragusa and aroud. Go...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 73 - US$ 135
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gandhi, 3, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Ragusa
  • Phone Number: +39 0932 604140
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"The Fenice" restaurant offers an elegant and comfortable setting thanks to a skilled restoration work of an ancient 1800 manor farm. Throughout the wide glass walls you can look at the green garden park of Villa Carlotta Hotel. Wood and steel give a blend of warmth and modernity in a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere. From the restaurant we reach a wine cellar obtained by a natural cave that contains roughly 900 labels of national and international wines. Claudio Ruta's creative cooking and the impeccable service create an excellent union of inspiration and expertise, so that each meal meeting turn to an unforgettable moment, all under the watchful eye and leadership of Mauro Malandrino
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