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Trattoria Il Mare

Via San Michele 7, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 317024
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (21 reviews)
“pappardelle” (2 reviews)
“euros” (9 reviews)
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
££ - £££
Via San Michele 7, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We go to this place every time we are in Catania and we enjoy the selection of antipasti di mare a variety of about 10 different fish dishes marinated and crispy fried. After that I would opt for a nice plate of pasta and my...More

Thank Martin A
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We wanted to taste some special food, but we didn't have time to decide. The waiter offered something, but it was too salted. The table was not clean and not set. We received a glass of water although we did not ask for that and...More

Thank Ikvahidi A
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The ambiance at the restaurant is quite somber and the dishes were too salty and heavy. Be sure to check your bill at the end. They charged me for a beer that never came.

Thank Zaggels
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here on our first night in Catania. We ordered spaghetti al nero di seppia (9€) and pappardelle con cozze, pesto e pomidorini (9€) -don't know which was worse. The first dish had only the taste of salt and the second...More

Thank GreSamsa89
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great place, just love it! The food is so delicious - I recommend calamari and pasta. It's a family restaurant since 1996 and the service and attitude to guests is lovely.

Thank Silviya A
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went here in Feb 2/17 due to good past review s but we're quite disappointed. Dreadful ambience consisting of a very loud humming refridgeration unit standing in the middle of the restaurant. Chipped plates, dusty cobweb lights and picture frames, badly decorated and non...More

Thank Pinkgina
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We recently stayed 6 days in Sicily, enjoyed great food every day, but this was THE best food we tasted during the trip which I think really says something. It was not perfect: down a back-street, no outside terrace, service a little wonky, it was...More

3  Thank pcrman
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

... and go inside. The typical place where the frontage doesn't honour the meal. Just eat the best grilled sardina ever. Melted with fresh tomatoes and garlic. So great. The server is very nice, honest and he speak English and French. Also, wine's choice is...More

Thank Quentin C
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

If you see this place from outside, you cannot imagine there is this quality inside. Everything; interior design, tables and presentation of the food & drink is pretty simple, but the taste of them are great. We loved all the food we had here in...More

Thank Semih K
Reviewed 31 March 2016

On our last night in Catania, we were looking for a restaurant specializing in sea food, and this one was just a few minutes away from where we were staying. The first impression, when we walked in, wasn't particularly great. While the eatery next door...More

1  Thank carpe_diem_179
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Michele 7, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 317024
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