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Ciciulena

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Centro Catania
Wine Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Via Antonino di Sangiuliano 207, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+390958164047
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:30
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A very welcome change from the standard pizza/pasta fare available in abundance Being slightly off centre it is quieter and calmer where you can enjoy an interesting European/Sicilian menus of well cooked food. The wine list is huge and therefore accommodates most tastes. Marco and Elizabeth give impeccable service which is both correct and friendly.

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Thank RuswarpBoy
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Delicious, fresh, well presented and great tasting food. Lovely atmosphere, very relaxed. Good wine list. Recommend 100%

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Thank FamilyE46
Blueys Beach, Australia
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263 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The food was sublime and the staff attentive and professional. The waiter intercepted our secondi as they were about to be served when he realised my husband's meal was different to his order. This resulted in a longer wait which he understood perfectly as my husband regularly cooks risotto at home. I had a fettuccine with seafood and the flavour... More 

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Thank Marj H
Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and lovely staff! The tall slender waiter with glasses (didn't get his name) was very attentive and helpful! 5 star experience, only wish we were staying longer so could revisit!

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Thank FoodloverBuxton101
Catania, Italy
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We went on recommendation for the tasting menu, which was indeed very lovely. They were also very helpful in choosing a main course for our son, which took him out of his pasta comfort zone! Very attentive and helpful service made this a thoroughly enjoyable meal.

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Thank Alison D
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by the hotel we stayed in. The place is beautiful trendy, and the food had a great mix of flavors and textures. The reason for the single dot rating is simply Deception!!! As we were finishing our second course we witnessed the waiter filling up the "bottled" water from the tap at the bar. Then they... More 

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Thank Chad C
Toronto
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent quality. Friendly staff. Highly recommended for a nice unique Sicilian experience. Make sure you come with plenty of time, since the food is quite unique and takes time to be served. But definitely worth the wait!

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Thank Wiz85
Watford, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We went as a group and had a selection of antipasti to start with, followed by individual dishes thereafter. The selection of antipasti was good - there was a mix of hot and cold dishes - all very tasty. I chose a local red-wine, which was fairly light so that it could accompany both meat and fish dishes. This went... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Four of us arrived early evening about 7.30pm, before most of the local Catanians start coming our for meals. It was quiet, with a lovely feel to the place, with living walls (plants) and very friendly staff. The food was outstanding - great taste and beautifully presented. And very well priced. We tried a local red wine, recommended by the... More 

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Thank Arthur O
Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Good place overall, but not more. The service was very good, but what was in the dish was regular. No surprise and no passion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$43
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:30
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonino di Sangiuliano 207, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +390958164047

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