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La Grotta

Via Scalo Grande 36 | Loc. Santa Maria La Scala, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 764 8153
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Via Scalo Grande 36 | Loc. Santa Maria La Scala, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Cute restaurant on the waterfront of tiny fishing village near Acireale. Difficult to find at night with winding dark narrow roads. Eat outside on the water. Food could not be fresher. They show you the fish prior to cooking and charge by the weight. Service...More

Thank mdobgyn0421
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Having booked five days in advance, we were able to have our dinner at this restaurant. In fact, it has a well-established reputation, and it has also a limited number of seats; so coming there in the summer without a reservation means giving up your...More

Thank Brun066
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Italian seafood salad and grilled fish (any fish) are over the top. Pasta is also very good. Having dinner on the little terrace they have on the sea is a unique scenario of the wonderful little wharf. Good service. Lack of parking is unfortunately a...More

1  Thank Diodoro C
Reviewed 11 June 2017

simple fresh fish served without prevention. Very friendly service. Beautiful location.Highly recommended

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nothing complicated, only nicely cooked fresh fish and seafood in a very local atmosphere. If you visit and I invite you to, forget the menu and go for the catch of the day. The menu is great, but the catch is even better.

Thank Jean-Claude L
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I arrived at 14:20 at this place seeing the trip advisor reviews but the waiter told me that the kitchen was already closed. I asked what time they usually close. The same waiter after asking the kitchen tells me at 14:30. There is something I...More

Thank Cristina L
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had lunch on the terrace with an amazing view of the Mediterranean and the small port of Santa Maria La Scala. We chose our fish in the restaurant and were told the price beforehand - unlike in many other places in Sicily - and...More

1  Thank Fellini250693
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We hadn't booked but they squeezed us in, really friendly waiter who spoke good English . You walk into the kitchen when they are ready ..not before 8 pm ..this is Sicily ! And they show you what they have and you are presented with...More

1  Thank Diana S
Reviewed 16 July 2016

is a small restaurant with a terrace overlooking the small port of Santa Maria La Scala of Acireale. Their specialty is the "warm sea salad": you choose the raw fish at the arrival, don't order at the waiter, go to see the fish at the...More

1  Thank eo b
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Superb location by the seaside specialising in fish and seafood. prompt service with a smile and quiet location.

Thank Joseph G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Scalo Grande 36 | Loc. Santa Maria La Scala, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: +39 095 764 8153
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