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La Fenice

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Via Gandhi, 3, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 604140
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
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20:00 - 22:30
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London, England, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It's my third visit to La Fenice and I am amazed by the quality and care given to preparing an amazing culinary experience. It is no wonder this restaurant deserves to be amongst the world greatest and definitely a must for travellers visiting Sicily. The chef Claudio Ruta does an excellent job creating dishes of pure quality and taste. Each... More 

Thank Alisandru
Bangkok, Thailand
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not very charming but wait, how great are the food and service !! The chef Claudio Ruta (1 michelin star) is serving elegant dishes that are delicious and well balanced. We had the squid to start, incredibly tender and refreshing, then we had the black pork and the hen... so tasty.... and to finish the peach ravioli,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Wanted to start this review expressing my sincere compliments to staff. Always present, always efficient. The food obviously was excellent and actually it can be considered one of the best restaurants I ever experienced in Sicily. Being beginning of July, the place was not packed of customers bit in the end we were better off like this. If you happen... More 

Thank Andrea V
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We had the meat taste menu and the petit meat menu, both very tasty, lots of food, but - most importantly - really creative and different. Synergy between Sicilian local food presented as French style menu works very well. Excellent wine with food, plenty of little extras as starters or in between. Staff very friendly and also explains origin of... More 

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Hofstade, Belgium
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is a top restaurant with all the good and fine food you want. Add to that their excellent wines and perfect service. Last but not least: with our group we ate for less than 60 euro/pp. The best restaurant in Ragusa and aroud. Go for it.

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Balzan, Malta
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369 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I was staying at Villa Carlotta and one of the reasons we chose this Hotel was because of the restaurant - La Fenice. My wife and I ate here on 3 separate occasions - twice for dinner and once for lunch. The food was always excellent - especially the pasta dishes which were out of this world. Even the raw... More 

Thank Trevordg
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

I like food....but not everything. This is classy dining here. Michelin One star restaurant at it's best. Excellent service. Staff well experienced and know their job well. Always there to help in what to choose. Have to try once in your life.....fish degustation menu and a plate of pasta (with veg - chef's speciality with desert) one cannot forget quickly.

Thank Karm T
Cork, Ireland
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

My boyfriend and I had the meat tasting menu here with some champagne. It was the best meal we had on our trip! We both don't like beef tartare so the chef made us carpaccio instead which was unbelievably good. the whole experience was wonderful and the service we received was impeccable. We made a reservation but lucky for us... More 

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De Pinte
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2014

First we thought we hadbooked a hotel too far of Ragusa centre of town, but we ate and it was devine

Thank P T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Popped by today without a reservation to see if we could be accommodated. Really great staff and super friendly. Lovely laid back style in a modern setting. Simply had a fresh chicken and lemon dish and my lunch partner had liquorice beef with pea purée and olive oil cream. Followed this with a fresh fruit and white chocolate desert with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$63 - US$118
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gandhi, 3, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Ragusa
  • Phone Number: +39 0932 604140
"The Fenice" restaurant offers an elegant and comfortable setting thanks to a skilled restoration work of an ancient 1800 manor farm. Throughout the wide glass walls you can look at the green garden park of Villa Carlotta Hotel. Wood and steel give a blend of warmth and modernity in a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere. From the restaurant we reach a wine cellar obtained by a natural cave that contains roughly 900 labels of national and international wines. Claudio Ruta's creative cooking and the impeccable service create an excellent union of inspiration and expertise, so that each meal meeting turn to an unforgettable moment, all under the watchful eye and leadership of Mauro Malandrino

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?