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Trattoria La Paglia

Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 346838
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
“octopus salad” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Was amaized by this small restaurant near the fish market in Catania Centre. The kitchen in this restaurant does miracles. We had antipasti of fried stuffed sardines Raw baby prawns marinated in extra vergin olive oil Fried artichoke hearts Spagetti with squid ink and sea...More

Thank stephen v
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Next to the Antica Marina (which was closed), this place looks like an undecorated cafe. The traditional sardines were OK and the linguini alla vongole not bad. The mixed grilled fish though was one gamba, a couple of pieces of squid and a sliver of...More

Thank Cop2hogs
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Located very close to the duomo and next to the fish market, fish is a central part of their menu. It is a small restaurant and when filled with people it gets crowded and noisy. The interior is only decorated with the basics and the...More

Thank Johnny K
Reviewed 25 August 2017

La Paglia is a great place to sit outdoor and watch the busy fish market while having a freshly cooked tasty meal. Contrary to other reviews, I don't feel like we were overcharged, there was no written bill but the menu is clear, stating the...More

Thank GommezA
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal - fantastic food with our kids but as per the other reviews, were overcharged by around €8. No written bill provided, waiter just adds it up in his head! Take note of what you eat and drink!

Thank EmmaLyne4444
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Trattoria La Paglia has inherited the Catanese cooking traditions since its establishment back to 1814 (in 1938 they moved to the today's place). It is located right in front of the fish market in Catania and you can expect great service from the stuff...More

Thank Taiki M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Restaurant served mostly local people. Fish well cooked, arrived promptly, salads and bread plain. Lone waiter ran to keep up with 25 -30 customers and was good-humoured and considerate to us tourists with our primitive restaurant Italian. Well done and thank you!

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This place is in the fish market, right next to the better-known Antica Marina. We had lunch here and dinner there, and in summary this place is less posh (with regard to tableware, glasses, etc), less expensive, less quality of side dishes including bread, and...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The friendly service was improved upon by the incredibly fresh oysters -- you'd expect that given the location, but these were really something. We were underwhelmed by our first stuffed sarde (a little bland at room temp), but we'll get a second opinion. Fresh pasta...More

Thank Kriskoziol
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My first Sicilian lunch was a disappointment. Fried fish platter was of mixed quality though the bread was delicious. When I went to pay, no bill or receipt was issued and I realised afterwards that I had been overcharged by at least 30%. It seemed...More

Thank deewho
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
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09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 346838
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