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il Borgo di Federico

Piazza Federico di Svevia | Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 617 9819
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“horse meat” (6 reviews)
“house steak” (6 reviews)
“antipasti” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Piazza Federico di Svevia | Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What better review can you receive if you are a restaurant in a tourist area than being loved by locals who line up at the door and wait for the chance to eat here. The service is friendly and welcoming, not quick but why rush?...More

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to queue if you don’t have a reservation, the service is slow and it’s a challenge to make yourself undertood in English when ordering. The prices are not particularly high but even so don’t really get value for money. Bruscetta was very disappointing...More

Thank Keta G
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We chanced by this place while we were looking for a place to eat. I looked in the window of one the diners with a rather large steak on the bone. I said " I want one of those" and so we went in. We...More

1  Thank ringtail2015
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We incidentally stumbled upon this restaurant and were surprised very positively. We had a great night at the place, food was very good, serving size was more than enough and prices very attractive. Everyone going to Catania should try.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We were fortunate to meet a lovely young woman who was a server at the Cafe L'Universita, a native of Catania who told us where her family goes to eat. Her recommendations were spot on for both Il Crociferi, and il Borgo. I'm writing this...More

Thank Mariann B
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Been to Catania for 3 nights with my wife and on this occasion opted to dine out rather than utilise the self catering. On the 2nd night we were walking around to find a restaurant where we can taste sicilian food. The smell of food...More

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 27 February 2018

This restaurant is close to the Duomo in Catania. We decided to have the buffet which cost a maximum of six euros per head,and we had a half litre caraf of wine which cost 3.5 euros. The buffet was extensive and included mushrooms done in...More

Thank Susi L
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We got a table for dinner and ordered some salads with a mixed grill plate. The service was average, so was the meat, but the salad and vine were great. There are better and cheaper restaurants that offer better value for money than Il Borgo...More

Thank Andrej K
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

It‘s loud, it‘s crowded with locals and it offers italian food, such as pasta, pizza, fish and meat dishes to an unbeatable value for money. It‘s a very authentic impression of local life. Maybe not the right choice for a tête-a-tête, but an interesting experience...More

Thank Brigitte K
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Went for late dinner, really nice pizza, but the must in this restaurant are deserts! Pistachio cake amazing and so is tiramisu! The only thing is that they are not always available, would be useful to have few positions in the regular menu :)

Thank Katarzyna P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
19:30 - 00:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia | Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily
  • Phone Number: +39 095 617 9819
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