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Nuova Trattoria del Forestiero

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Centro Catania
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Via Coppola 24, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 316283
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We had to wait 1.5 hour to be served. The food was not even all right but terrible. I ordered mixed grilled meat: no seasoning and the meat was greasy everything had the same taste. I do not recommend to go here, don't waste your possibilities to discover other great places!

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Thank Gábor L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We found this place by coincidence,trying to eat somewhere at 3pm! On the way in, two Americans leaving the restaurant with their thumbs up quickly gave us the best recommendations. We were served with the best home made pasta that we have tried so far and came back two days after. Enjoy it!

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Thank Vesna O
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Our B&B recommended this one and the food was cooked to perfection. We all ate the mixed antipasti and then the pasta alla Norma which was beautiful. The chef then came out to greet us which was nice. Highly recommended but make sure you have enough time service is quite slow.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure if it's just all the American reviewers calibrated to much faster dining experiences than in Europe, but we did not find it exceptionally slow! We arrived at 8 pm, ordered three courses, and paid the bill by 10:30. Two and a half hours for a three course meal is not too bad--especially considering the power went out... More 

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Thank Michael B
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Visited here at lunchtime as recommended by the lonely planet guide. As pre-warned by the guide, I was prepared for its late opening (20 mins). Service is extremely slow so factor that in when planning your day. It took 1.5hours to order and eat my pasta dish. Excellent selection of dishes but be aware that a lot of them are... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Very nice home made food, very affordable prices and slow service... if you want to be served "rapidly" then you've got to be the first in the restaurant. But that is part of the spirit of this place, "slow down". It was so good that in a week spent in Catania, we went twice to this trattoria!

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Seoul, South Korea
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Spaghetti alla norma is very delicious. Price is good. Appitizer of local food is good. ( It includes vegetables, cheese, olives) I recommend it definitely.

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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We were warned that Rosanna cooks each dish to order - nothing prepared ahead. So, we were content to drink wine and enjoy the slowness. The Pasta alla Norma was the best we had in a month of eating in Sicily. Divine really. The eggplant cooked in thin slices right before serving so not greasy and perfectly sweet. Everything else... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Good range of local food including fish. Many locals a good sign. House wine was excellent . Wish I had a bigger appetite as the food we ate tasted great, and the dishes on others plates looked tempting. Service good. Prices economical. Highly recommended.

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Thank Auseric
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We visted this restaurant this evening and the service was the worst I have ever experienced. After being seated it took the waiter a significant amount of time to bring the menus over. These were slapped After being seated the menus took a significant amount of time to arrive and were slapped down upon the table.It then took the waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Coppola 24, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 316283

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