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Review of Corte dei Biscari

Corte dei Biscari
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Ranked #12 of 1,050 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 24 - US$ 94
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I made a reservation via thefork.it and arrived at the restaurant for an early dinner at 7pm - clearly this was too early as they were still setting up and asked us (very friendly) if we would mind waiting 20-25min with a drink. We took a stroll in the vicinity instead and returned to find the fresh fish and seafood for the evening being just delivered :-)
The mixed antipasti we shared had octopus, seafood couscous, herrings, etc. and was exceptionally well made. For the main course my husband had swordfish involtini and I had some more seafood couscous. They also had a great dessert selection and were quite generous with my slice of almond-coffee cake. We sat outside but the inside space was also very nicely decorated (and well air-conditioned!) - service was impeccable, and they granted us the 20% discount from thefork.it without us having to ask for it explicitly. Highly recommended!!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The restaurant is set below the palace of Biscari and you can see a bit of it as you sit outside. The restaurant is close to the main Piazza and fish market. It is located near a busy roundabout but thankfully it quietened out in the late evening.

The food was great. we ordered the antipasti selection and some fish, grilled octupus and pasta. Great service and a lovely experience.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Cosy place with a large outdoor seating space. Fish is super fresh. Mixed apperizer is valuable with some particular dishes such as raw sea urchin. I had also a super tuna fish tartare. Spaghetti with baby fish and pistachio nuts sauce are delicious. Staff attentive and professional. Price in the high range. Great place.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had an excellent dinner here last weekend.
The service was great, very polite and very helpful.
Food is very nice and the portions are good.
The place is beautiful although they should consider something for the heat, maybe an air cooler or something for outside.
All in all a very classy restaurant - well deserved the top positions.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Went here twice during a family holiday in Sicily. We shared a number of starters, all of which were excellent, particularly the raw fish antipasto. We also tried various pasta and fish dishes; again, these were all very good. The staff were excellent and while not all of them speak English, they were all cheerful and professional. They also overruled some of our wine choices and were right to do do ! On both nights, the restaurant was largely occupied by tourists when we first arrived with the locals only turning up around 9:30pm. All of the locals seemed well known to the staff and watching them choose from the selection of seafood available was great theatre. We ate some fantastic meals during our two weeks in Sicily and the meals at Corte dei Biscari were right at the top.

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