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La Macina

Via Aluntina 48, 98070 San Marco D'Alunzio, Sicily, Italy
+39 0941 797848
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“antipasti” (9 reviews)
“the owner” (8 reviews)
“great wine” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Via Aluntina 48, 98070 San Marco D'Alunzio, Sicily, Italy
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I have lived in Sicily for one year, Italy for five, and this is the first time I have ever written a trip advisor review - I couldn't not! Before our meal arrived (which was for Easter lunch) we discussed what our...More

Thank Marie W
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

La Mancina are nice place to relax, taste great wine and excellent food! Restoran are friendly for all visitor, there are vegetarian and traditional foods- various dishes. We like it, very like it! Recommend to choice this place.

Thank Elīna E
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We had lunch in this typical Sicilian restaurant and the owners were just so nice with us. It was a sunday and there was two tables with Sicilian families, sign that it is a great place to eat. By the way the food was great,...More

Thank Gabin S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect when we entered the restaurant, but the warm approach of the owner made us feel comfortable right away. We were served delicious antipasti. Every dish had something special and the ingredients are home grown. The owner was very interested...More

1  Thank Daniel v
Reviewed 19 September 2017

First class cuisine made with local ingredients, very traditional, wonderfully cooked food. We just trusted the antipasti without a menu and it was perfectly presented with as much food as you could eat, plus chilled local red wine. The host and his wife, plus chef...More

2  Thank Fafine
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant by chance and enjoyed a superb lunch - all homemade traditional treats served with passion and pride. There is no menu but every dish was delicious. The owner sat with us for much of the time and, despite the lack...More

1  Thank TravellingElves
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This restaurant serves delicious local Sicilian food with a twist. We go back every year and are never disappointed. There is no menu, but the antipasti are a must and I can highly recommend both the first course and the main. This year of note...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is just one of the great reasons you visit Sicily and especially this nice little village! So warm welcome, you can trust the staff to suggest best dishes. We had one of our best times!

Thank As d
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had a lovely lunch here, fabulous service from a delightful host, great wine and wonderful home cooked food. Would highly recommend the trip as well as a walk around the town.

Thank LND198
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Plunge yourself into the real thing. Amazing local and organic food you've never had before (don't ask for a menu, let them treat you), great wine, the best host ever and his son, the chef, will keep surprising you with every bite you take. A...More

Thank ainkie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$61
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Aluntina 48, 98070 San Marco D'Alunzio, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  San Marco D'Alunzio
  • Phone Number: +39 0941 797848
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If you have ever been tempted by “slow food”, gourmet cuisine based on fresh local and non-industrial ingredients, you must pay a visit to the restaurant “La Macina” . Housed in San Marco D’ Alunzio, a small village with an amazing 3000-year history, this family restaurant is located in an ancient oil mill restored about 10 years ago which retains many ancient elements testifying its origins. Everything you’ll taste is local, home-made or grown in the owner’s gardens and local farms. From olive oil, to bread, from locally-raised beef, chicken or pork to all sort of fruits and vegetables ... not to forget grappa, limoncello and other local spirits. The rich list of wines includes some of the best Sicilian and Italian wines. The ambition of the owners is to preserve and promote local and traditional food products which in this valley are considered as part of the cultural heritage along with the 22 churches, 3 museums and its numerous archaeological sites.
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