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La Tana Dell'orso

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Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 20, 95011 Calatabiano, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 640298
19:00 - 02:00
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Our hotel recommended this place (castello di san marco) when i asked for a local pizza/pasta place. We got them to book us a table which was a good idea as it is very small (maybe 6 tables?). It is used by locals and appeared to be a popular pizza takeaway but the pasta I had (trofie with pesto) was... More 

Thank donnakebab1
Attard, Malta
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Came across the place after we asked locals to direct us to a nearby restaurant. I had swordfish involtini which were so divine I had to complement the chef who turned out to be the owner. We were too full for desert but they had us taste their own homemade almond semi-freddo which was also very good. If you're in... More 

Thank Lucienne T
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

We ate here spontaneously and really enjoyed it. Franko was so funny and speaks really good English. Suggested the fish antipasti and so glad we got it, was delicious. We also got the macaroni pasta which was also delicious! Massive wine glasses.

Thank Rebekah A
Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Very fresh ingridients (especially seafood), very good cooking. Big up to Franko, you are one of the best waiters i have met for all time, stay cool :D The place is also good, like to sit near center of the town and see Sicilian life flowing in 10 meteres near you.

Thank tristzarie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The food, personal and the sight are all very good. My son Jari thinks Franky is a hero who can do everything. You have to see and taste it yourself.

Thank Miranda J
Island of Malta, Malta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

A small family run restaurant right in the middle of a village piazza. The owner is hands on and ready to assist and make sure that customers are satisfied. Well Done!!!

Thank MMJULY2015
Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

If you really want to try amazing Sicilian food away from the tourists... We were in Calatabiano, a charming town 30 mins from Taormina, where we accidentally stumbled upon this restaurant! We loved it so much that we ate there three times during our Sicily vacation! Not to miss are the pizzas, the sea food (fresh!!), and yes the ravioli... More 

Thank Schnookielein
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

After a visit to the high standing middleage castle of Calatabiano with his amazing view over the Etna and the hole coast from Taormina to Syracus we went to have dinner in the village, where a local festival toke place. The castellan conseled us the "Bear's Tavern", which is locaded next to the main entrance of the village church. We... More 

Thank Anthony R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 20, 95011 Calatabiano, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Calatabiano
  • Phone Number: +39 095 640298

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