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“Waterfront seafood”
Review of La Grotta

La Grotta
Ranked #10 of 242 Restaurants in Acireale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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 not great, they forgot to make one of the dishes for our group of 11. The view and the food make it worth the trip there. Cost of meal with wine was about $40/person. The restaurant was packed on a Wed night with local residents, always a good sign.

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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 dinner.
The restaurant is well-known for its lukewarm octopus and "mazzancolle"(sort of shrimps) salad, which is served in plentiful portions as an appetizer; of course we didn't give up this "must".
This salad is fully up to expectations: seafood is fresh and tasty, and the olive oil in which it is cooked, very high quality, gives it a delicious flavor.
After the appetizer we ordered only a first course: some of us chose spaghetti with lobster, other penne with anchovies. Even in this case, everything was the highest level.
Great also the bread, decent the white house wine bottle.
The bill for six people was 250 euros. It's not a low figure; but whoever wants to eat by spending little should not apply here.

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Thank Brun066
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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 constant problem. Suggest to book at least 3-4 days in advance and reach it by taxi.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

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

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Thank DCBXL
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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.

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Thank Jean-Claude L
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