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Civico 5 Chianalea Scilla

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££ - £££
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Via grotte n. 5, Scilla, Italy
+39 346 172 0399
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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by this place to get a quick bite and try the swordfish sandwiches. They did not disappoint, the service was friendly and we easily got a table outside. The fries and sandwiches were delicious, and the sea view makes it even better!

Thank Kalina N
Norman, Oklahoma
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185 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Picked up an excellent panini last night consisting of swordfish, olives, lettuce, and mayo. This panini was their specialty and it was quite good. They also included a couple of mashed potato fried, breadcrumb encrusted pepperocini filled "tater tots" which were their house specialty. Very limited bar seating inside (7), good outdoor seating above the sea.

Thank Dave S
New York
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Yesterday night a friend of mine took me to Chianalea. It's a breathtaking "borgo" (little medieval village, where every step you take leads you to a majestic view. For dinner she suggested to go to Civico 5, which is a Paninoteca, which in italian means a place where you can eat sandwiches. We had to get signed on a list,... More 

Thank MoniUsa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Came here on my day off (Sunday) the food was great and the staff with little English tryed their very best to look after me. Will be back!!!

Thank Thomas O
Antwerp, Belgium
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358 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We found this small panini-bar. The swordfish-panini is great. You find this place in the middle of the old town ... the place on the map of tripadvisor is not correct. Just walk into the town and you will find it.

Thank stevenenhilde
Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Loved this little bar, we sat out having a beer a couple of time - it's so photogenic on both occasions we were joined by wedding parties taking photos . The swordfish sandwiches are delicious

Thank 683bella
Los Angeles
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Really more of a panini and antipasti place. Nice view, swordfish is the specialty, in the middle of the old fishing village just past the Marina.

1 Thank LosAngelesBuster
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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784 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

It's always difficult to review a snack bar like this alongside "proper" restaurants: at time of writing, this is #1 on TA in Scilla, which I frankly don't think is justified compared with those that are restaurants. We had really good spada panino and chips cooked in olive oil, plus draught beer (OK) and house white wine (slightly better than... More 

Thank David M
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

We had come into Scilla on the way through to the Messina Straits and wandered through the harbour area looking for a drink and a snack. We followed advice on TA and had the swordfish in a panini and also grilled with salad. Both were excellent. Service was quick without being rushed and the house wine was very quaffable. Reasonably... More 

Thank Nimrod104
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

We went for a drink and snack. Place was dead (as was most of town to be fair) but having ordered drinks and a menu they ignored our food request and brought cheap white wine instead of prosecco. They just stood around outside smoking and didn't come back to ask of we wanted good. We eventually went to the bar... More 

1 Thank Rob G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via grotte n. 5, Scilla, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Reggio Calabria  >  Scilla
  • Phone Number: +39 346 172 0399

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