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La Grotta di Vigata

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Salita Chiesa 2/4 | -Dietro Il Palazzo Comunale-, 92014 Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy
+39 0922 530827
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A cool refreshing change from the heat outside and a allegedly a favourite of the writer Camilleri (he lives nearby though I didn't see him). Good local food in a great subterranean grotto setting. Welcomed and well looked after...just off the Via Roma.

Thank Eddie T
Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to have dinner. My girlfriend and I had the chef's fish menu and it did not disappoint. Everything felt really fresh and prepared really well. 4 different small appetizers, very nice home made pasta, followed by a full fish and finished by some fresh fruits. Accompanied with a good pairing of white wine. We left very happy with... More 

Thank Antonio O
Zurich, Switzerland
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We took the Fish menue which was an excellent choice. The antipasto is quite different to the ones you get in other places. Both the primo and the secondo piatto are fantastic too. To seat outside is beautiful and quiet. The only negative aspect was the waitress - a smile would have been a smile!!!!! But you come here because... More 

Thank Waltons2010
Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We ate here on a Monday middle of October and we chose to eat the fish tourist menu. Fantastic selection of pasta and fish dishes , half litre of red wine and a litre of water for only €25 per head. Meat menu was €20. Service , food and setting all excellent. Glad we stumbled on it.

Thank AnneCopsey
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Nice experience. Food is excellent and the location is great if your are looking for something more reserved. Although if you don't speak italian it would be a problem. In overall, that's the best place in downtown.

Thank Guto A
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Delicious fish dishes and friendly, helpful service in a pleasant location in the heart of Porto Empedocle (Vigata). The "Montalbano starter" was particularly good.

1 Thank springvisitors
Basel, Switzerland
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

We chose this place because it was one of the only open in Porto Empedocle. And we were positively surprised. Good food, nice service and further we linked to literature because of its relation to Andrea Camilleri and Commissario Montalbano. A dinner which ended up much better than we initially thought.

1 Thank Capunsli
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Very fresh fish, very nicely done, reasonable local wine, and fair prices. Met a local couple that has celebrated their anniversary there for several years. Great local food.

1 Thank NunoSal_77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$55
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salita Chiesa 2/4 | -Dietro Il Palazzo Comunale-, 92014 Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Agrigento  >  Porto Empedocle
  • Phone Number: +39 0922 530827

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