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Piazza Lionardo Vigo 5/6, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 763 4001
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It seems you can have any fish as long as it's swordfish but it was good nonetheless. The service was fine and I had my first, excellent glass of Nero d'Avola. Good location and a generally positive attitude to people on their first night in town. A useful restaurant to know just in case you need it.

Thank David J
Ham, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Acireale is a charming city and L'Oste Scuro has the perfect location. The food is of a high quality, served by helpful and friendly staff, and well-known Sicilian specialities make up the menu. I couldn't resist the pasta alla vongole and it was excellent. I'd love to go back.

Thank Anne S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Drove down to Acireale just to ReVisit L'oste Scuro. What can I say that hasn't been said.... Great antipasto, love the home made lemonade didn't leave much space for the main but still found a way to fit it in. But most of all great workers/owner, they just make you feel at home and very welcome.

Thank SteveCilia
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Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Attending Acireale, for years I had noticed this restaurant, located in a scenic location, in front of the baroque church of San Sebastiano. The opportunity to experience the property occurred recently, when two friends wanted to offer us a dinner. We focused on a main course and a dessert. These the dishes we ordered (we were five people): mixed grill... More 

Thank Brun066
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Recommended by our hotel L'Oste Scuro proved excellent. A wide range of tasty dishes reasonably priced with polite and efficient service this restaurant deserves to succeed.

Thank PaddyShephard
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this little Trattoria by the owners of the apartment where we are staying. It's a charming Sicilian restaurant serving fresh fish / seafood & also good vegetarian options. Lots of locals dining there at lunchtime. Great welcome, good, unobtrusive service and good food. Recommended.

Thank Erskinefamily
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We were led to this restaurant by an old man on the Piazza Duomo. Not quite sure what to expect, we had a most pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is old fashioned, with some funny masks and lots of pictures of the region from the early 20th century. The food is very authentic and carefully delivered, mostly seafood. What we liked... More 

Thank gmt18
Acireale, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is a charming, old fashioned Sicilian restaurant, excellent, authentic dishes, attentive service by Vincenzo and staff, fascinating decor and more. The house red wine is affordable and very drinkable as is the unique lemonade. Highly recommended are the antipasto, grilled vegetables, and an extraordinarily delicious lasagna.

Thank Sacamano
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Grab a window seat and watch the world go by whilst enjoying great Sicilian food served by a lovely host who's happy to suggest the best dish of the day (and the wine to go with it..!) Wish I could have visited again.

Thank Jay H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Went there on a lovely warm evening, and it was great for watching the town pass by. The fish and seafood antipasti was magnificent - and one portion is ample for two. One of us ate pasta with swordfish and one chose swordfish involtini. Both were good but not exceptional. Service was friendly and helpful. The house white was a... 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$28 - US$36
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Lionardo Vigo 5/6, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: +39 095 763 4001

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