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Il Gambero Pazzo

Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 461 6819
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
“antipasti” (7 reviews)
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18:45 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great start to the holiday the staff are very informative and helpful the salad so fresh and tasty the seafood was mouth watering

Thank martync1961
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We took a day manue for 30€ which included 6-7 cold appetizers, 4-5 hot, grilled fish on your choice, bottle of wine and limoncello. Food was pure happiness and every bite heavenly! I would come here every night ...☺️😋 Do not be deceived by entrance....More

Thank Ksenija M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant had good reviews on TripAdvisor and we checked if it was open on Monday, as many restaurants in Italy seem to close Monday's. Website was clear stating it would be open. Unfortunately it was not. We arrived around 7 pm and even tried...More

1  Thank Zullu2014
janex80, Proprietario at Il Gambero Pazzo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Egregio signore vorrei spiegarle che su tripadvisor non è possibile inserire dati di chiusura attività per ferie,così come su google...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best sea food i ever eated. The menu at 35 euro is so delicious and has plenty of food . I found this restaurant based on reviews and i was not dissapointed. Totally recommand it to others.

Thank dunareanu s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose a complete menu to taste lots of different dishes. It was all fresh, with perfect and balanced flavours and with a good service! Before this restaurant I didn’t like seafood, now i love it!

Thank BoardingPass393573
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for dinner with my husband. We went for the set menu for €25 each. This menu included 10 different starters, two pasta dishes, wine and lemoncello. The fish was all very fresh and good quality. The staff were all helpful. As I am not...More

1  Thank amoamo8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the full menu (35€ per person, contains 12 starters, 2 pasta dishes, fish-secondo, sorbet, limoncello, water, wine). Everything was prepared exquisitely, absolutely fresh ingredients and great service. If you like fish and seafood be sure to check out this place!

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience here! The staff was lovely and the food marvellous! Everything was fresh ant delicious. High recommended!

Thank violaagosti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After we read through the reviews, we were excited to try the food here. I got the menu with fish for 30eur, unfortunately they sacrificed from the quality/taste for the quantity. All the dishes in the menu lacked taste. Disappointing experience. I think the quantity...More

Thank Basak K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading all the reviews we decided to go to this restaurant for today's dinner. We chose their special menu which comes with 5 different marinated fishes,all were smoked although we were disappointed as we didnt know that the ‘marinated fish’ means an uncooked fish...More

Thank skmanoj2017
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Simona S
22 September 2018|
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I’m sorry but is close for holiday
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Marco A
12 August 2018|
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Se vuole per le ore 20 riusciamo ad poter gestire la sua prenotazione Saluti Sebastiano
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Charlotte H
21 May 2018|
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Buonasera, signora per quante persone ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 333 461 6819
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And welcoming typical Sicilian trattoria set in the center of Catania next to Piazza Frederick of Swabia is located where the Ursino castle, there are approximately 50 seats reservation is required, and we expect you to enjoy our dishes prepared with traditional recipes of the island.
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