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Trattoria da Paolino

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Via Iditella 75 | dal Porto seguire le indicazioni per la Calcara, 98050, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 983008
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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

This was a Lonely Planet recommendation and it's a good one. We stopped for a quick lunch whilst on a boat visit. My wife's octopus salad and my anchovy pasta with pistachios were both really delicious, freshly made and served with a smile. It was good Sicilian home cooking. You sit on a terrace looking out to sea - a... More 

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Thank rmhayes
Guelph, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Not only does this restaurant have the most amazing view, it has your true authentic sicillian cusine. I love Paolo, Loredana and Caterina. What a joy to dine in one of the finest restaurants in the world. We will be back to Panarea with our first stop to Trattoria da Paolino. Baci.....

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Good trattoria style restaurant. Menu mostly local fish and some pasta specialties. We had a nice antipasto platter with marinated fish and vegetables. I had pasta with wonderful wild fennel sauce. A real treat. The only thing to criticise is the house red wine which was mediocre. This is an area dominted by white wine so I should have known... More 

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Thank D N
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped here when we took the aeolian islands mini cruise to see stromboli by night. We figured that something off the main street must offer decent food to continue existing. The staff we're not the super enthusiastic kind but the menu looked ok. We ordered two pastas and both tasted fine. Mine with the swordfish didn't have too much... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We always get utterly confused whenever we look up reviews on Trip Advisor to find a restaurant. The first guy (owner?) had the time of his life while the next guy (his competitor across the street?) got sick for 3 days.... So here is a modest attempt to give you a genuine tourist impression of the place. The restaurant looked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

excellent seafood in a bustling and friendly family-run place - lively and noisy, better for a group than a quiet romantic dinner. a welcome alternative to the fancier places on the island

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

The food is average and the service poor. We had to ask twice for cutlery after it was taken away with the empty starters, despite the main courses being already in front of us. The place just lacks atmosphere and it feels like a wasted night in the wonderful Panarea island.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

What a treasure this little out of the way restaurant was. We were met by a very obliging young man named Sebastiano. He had enough English to make him self understood however having the Italian language ourselves we were to be entertained for a lovely lunch.The owner sat next to our table entertaining some friends and watched and suggested what... More 

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Paris, France
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

Had a great lunch here, simple un-fussy food prepared in a very traditional Sicilian style, as Nonna would make it. (As close to my Sicilian Nonnas cooking as I've ever had!) I had grilled prawns which were fresh and cooked perfectly, the caponata is super tasty and their eggplant cake was surprisingly delicious also. Seems more of a local haunt... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Located up the hill, at the back of port area. Best value, great service, local atmosphere. Highly recommended

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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, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Iditella 75 | dal Porto seguire le indicazioni per la Calcara, 98050, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Panarea
  • Phone Number: +39 090 983008

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