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Bar Ernesto

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Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Pub
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Viale Ruggero di Lauria 91/93, 95127 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 491680
06:45 - 01:00
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Sun - Fri 06:45 - 01:00
Sat 06:45 - 02:00
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were really friendly and helpful, and everything I had here was delicious. I would definitely recommend the arancini, and the granita was just beautiful - served with warm fluffy brioche.

Thank Rebecca_E_123
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were staying locally to this restaurant and had 2 very good experiences of the food and drink. The waiting staff were attentive even though there was little English spoken and my Italian is minimal. We went in the first time for granita which was amazing and then for drinks which came with a meals worth of snacks, this was... More 

Thank Denise R
Rimini, Italy
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231 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Near from the sea A lot of place outside It's possible to choose the plate directly Main plate pasta alla norma it's a tipical sicilian plate Good service Free WiFi Normal price Don't miss it

Thank Анатолий К
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We loved strolling along to this cafe as the waiters were so very friendly and helpful. Great snacks with each drink and our recommendation is the Sicilian Spritzer and the Arincini al burro.

Thank Bearton
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228 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Big bar who make also desserts and rustici. Very Good quality on both of them,the reason because i give it 4 star instead 5 is because is a bit expansive

Thank Marco C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The first time I had a fast lunch with a nice cappuccino coffee or a fantastic granita at the Bar Ernesto was 16 year ago when I visited Catania for the first time in my life. Since then, every time I had to travel to Catania (twice a year), Bar Ernesto became a must destination for me to visit and... More 

Thank Juan-Pablo B
London, United Kingdom
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458 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Stopped for coffee and a cake very good food but very slow service. I thought my husband had been kidnapped when they took him upstairs to pay by card. It turned out the waiter could not use the machine!!!

Thank Margaret E
London, United Kingdom
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866 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Was a good cake, and drinks however problem came when I offered my credit card. Although advertised the staff did not know how to use them. After 10 minutes I was taken upstairs and after many phone calls the problem was sorted.

Thank PHE22
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Every visit to Catania is not complete if you don't try an arancino al pistacchio at this bar. If you have time wait for the freshly made ones and then enjoy the arancini while looking at the waves in front of you.

Thank Federico P
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

As a Catania native and having lived in many places around the world, I used to go to Ernesto to have Sicilian Fast Food and ice cream every time I got back in town. Bar Ernesto, after sometime of average cooking, are now definitely back to the best place in Catania!!!! Their SoprErnesto restaurant serves amazingly fresh seafood cooked to... More 

Thank Mario B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:45 - 01:00
06:45 - 01:00
06:45 - 01:00
06:45 - 01:00
06:45 - 01:00
06:45 - 01:00
06:45 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Ruggero di Lauria 91/93, 95127 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Borgo-Sanzio
  • Neighbourhood: Borgo-Sanzio
  • Phone Number: +39 095 491680

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?