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Vecchia Aci

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Via Lancaster 2, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 604430
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Highland Perthshire, Scotland
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191 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We were in Acireale for two days as part of a Sicilian Wine and Food Tour with Esplora. Our tour manager took us to the Vecchia Aci two nights running for dinner. Both nights the restaurant was very busy and most of the customers were locals apart from our party. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and spoke very... More 

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vecchia-aci, Proprietario at Vecchia Aci, responded to this review
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I ask forgiveness for the bad English writing, we are very happy that you found yourself well in our pizzeria... More 

Dallas, TX
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Really good food in a warm, inviting atmosphere. We went to this family-owned restaurant with locals and their teenage son and he ordered French fries with mayo and I have to say that those were the best potatoes I've ever eaten in my life. I had a plate of pesto pasta which was so plentiful and so delicious that I... More 

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vecchia-aci, Proprietario at Vecchia Aci, responded to this review
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Grazie per gli elogi fatti al nostro ristorante, siamo contente che Vi siate trovati bene e che il cibo sia... More 

London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

Went to this restaurant due to reviews on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed, simple yet delicious Italian food, reasonably priced. Happy to accept fussy eaters who require cheese less pizzas too!

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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

What a great place!! The ambiance is really Sicilian style the food is very good and the waitress was very nice and spoke good English. They also have some special Sicilian beers which are delicious. A place to go!

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vecchia-aci, Proprietario at Vecchia Aci, responded to this review
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Non possiamo prenderci sempre tutti i meriti...... per il cibo sì ma.....per l'atmosfera, dobbiamo anche noi ringraziare gli ARTISTI ACESI... More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

We had a very nice lunch on a rainy day... Freshly made tasty food served with a smile, plentiful portions, nice wine and laid-back reastaurant atmosphere. Very reasonably priced. Recommended :)))

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Great variety of food - reasonably priced and good friendly service! Had to return 2 more times after first visit we enjoyed it so much!

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vecchia-aci, Proprietario at Vecchia Aci, responded to this review
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Sarà la vostra tappa obbligata ogni volta che tornerete in Sicilia????? promesso????? More 

Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

After wrestling with GPS on small roads near Acireale, we drove to the centro and happened upon this piazza with a couple of pizzerias. We chose Vecchia Aci, and did not regret it. Having seen me park next to the piazza, the servers kindly suggested that I move my car from one spot (which was illegal) into a nearby spot,... More 

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vecchia-aci, Proprietario at Vecchia Aci, responded to this review
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Quando hai trovato posti belli dove dormire e dove mangiare ops....la vacenza è finita PAZIENZA ottimo motivo per ritornare More 

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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Acireale is not an easy place to holiday as an English speaker but this restaurant was both friendly and the food was well prepared and tasty. The five of us ate outside in the park setting for the restaurant and all of us enjoyed our meals. They catered to change a recipe for the vegan amongst and were very polite... More 

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vecchia-aci, Proprietario at Vecchia Aci, responded to this review
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Essere apprezzati da turisti di altre nazioni è esilarante..aver appagato i vostri palati è stato per noi un vero piacere.... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We sat on the table for 30 minutes waiting for the waitress to take our order, even asked her several times for it. At the end we decided to go somewhere else. They were more worried about sitting new customers into the tables than attending the existing ones.

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vecchia-aci, Proprietario at Vecchia Aci, responded to this review
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Un buon padrone di casa, prima di servire accoglie gli ospiti, sperando nella tolleranza degli altri commensali, nonostante tutto ci... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Very good local food, you should definitely stop by. Full meal for 15 euros, wine included. Nice atmosphere as well. Thanks

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vecchia-aci, Proprietario at Vecchia Aci, responded to this review
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Esaudire le aspettative dei turisti che, nei loro viaggi, vanno alla ricerca della tipica e caratteristica cucina locale, è per... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Lancaster 2, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: +39 095 604430
Description
Accept bookings, the summer kitchen is open till midnight Description: in the heart of the historic town of Acireale, a short distance from the stunning baroque Acireale pearls, Old Aci originates. One of the most ancient Inns Throughout, our cuisine cleverly revisits the tastes of true Sicilian tradition, focusing on quality with typical products of first choice. "You will be greeted with great care and kindness of the highest order." We are young Sicilian entrepreneurs who believe blindly in the sense of hospitality within the restaurant, pointing to the great oneness of flavors of Sicilian enogastronomy.La"Vecchia Aci" has a dining room with a capacity of 70 seats and only in summer..The old Aci in the months of July and August closes for lunch but does weekly closing

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?