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Donna Franca

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Piazza Santa Veneranda 1, 91026 Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy
+39 0923 364695
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New York, New York, United States
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a lovely restaurant in the heart of Mazara del Vallo. The food is good, portions large, and the atmosphere is simply lovely.

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Colchester, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Undoubtedly, the best restaurant we have dined in during this 5-day visit to Sicily. It’s really odd that this restaurant is not higher up the TA list for Mazara given that numero uno is a seafood shop and due is according to several reviewers a little rough while offering good food. C'est la vie. Located in Mazara del Vallo’s casbah,... More 

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Thank JohnEO
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is probably the best restaurant in town (and we went to few!). The food was out of this world! We had raw raw fish and it was so fresh and tasty! The service was spotless and the staff were very friendly. Money well spent!

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Seatt
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We have been traveling in Sicily for a bit more than a week and can say with certainty that the pasta we had for lunch here was the gastronomic highlight of our trip. We ate an early lunch en route from Trapani to Selinunte and the restaurant was quite empty when we were seated. The wait for our pasta seemed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

the best couscous in town, made with sea food and a lovely wine Bianco di Nera. we highly recommend this place

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely restaurant and friendly service. It is a bit pricey compared to most restaurants but you get value for money. The oysters were delicious and the fish couscous a real treat (should be called shellfish couscous instead). The small square is quiet in the evening and you can enjoy your meal away from the busy lido). For couples, a romantic... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This restaurant is like an oasis after a long morning walking around Mazaro. Beautifully presented with lovely table linen and very attentive staff. Although a menu with a strong carnivorous feel ( I Know my carnivorous son would loved it), it did offer some interesting choices for a couple of vegetarians. We had a different take on pasta Norma which... More 

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Strängnäs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

got here on a november monday, few (no) other guests. but the food was wonderful, especially the appetizer with gamberro rosso, but also the tuna main dish and the desert, the best canello on Sicily, at least our view.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

We came there on Saturday at 8pm to have a dinner in Donna Franca and we were the first guests :) italian people are used to having their dinner around 9 pm or later. The staff was very kind and friendly, unfortunatelly they don´t speak english so well. But they have menu in english (no problem to understand).We ordered raw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

We ate here on the first night of our honeymoon, the restaurant looked welcoming from the outside and it didn't fail when we sat down. The staff polite, the food local and tasty, the setting beautiful. No English menu as such which I think is a good thing - you know you aren't getting charged the tourist prices! We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Santa Veneranda 1, 91026 Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Trapani  >  Mazara del Vallo
  • Phone Number: +39 0923 364695

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