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“Typical (gourmet) kitchen”

Il Consiglio Di Sicilia
Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Donnalucata
Price range: US$56 - US$100
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Cosy seafood restaurant, located in a little square, 100 meters away from the shore. Lunch and dinner are served both in the dining room (24 seatings) and on the gazebo among carrob trees (36 seating). Friendly, unformal, you could call it your comfort seafood. Extremely local, extremely seasonal. We are vegeterian friendly: our menu features at least 2 vegeterian courses. We cook for gluten-allergic persons and we are proud to announce that our famous warm chocolate tarte is now gluten free. Booking is suggested, and even required for parties of 6 or more. Check our opening times on our facebook page, that is costantly updated with our news. And follow us on instagram to have fun!
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“Typical (gourmet) kitchen”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

The food was great, good combination of local and also antiche ingredients. Expect gourmet quality, gourmet sizes and also gourmet prices.

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Thank RED E
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Roberta C, Owner at Il Consiglio Di Sicilia, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Sir,
you are so right: when it comes to a restaurant, as to many things in life, it’s all about expectations. Whoever would expect either a trattoria, either a Michelin star experience, would be disappointed in both cases by our tiny restaurant. Hence, you are so right and helpful toward TA users, when you call us “gourmet”, meaning we struggle to serve everyday fresh, good, local, and seasonal food and seafood, paired with local wines (our wine list features Sicilian wines only); as our customers, we are focused on quality rather than quantity; and allthough we are not a cheap restaurant, we are proud to say that most customers, as you – and as most TA reviews show – consider Il Consiglio di Sicilia very good value.
Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant!
Roberta and Antonio
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“First Class in every respect”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We came on a recommendation from our hotel in Donnalucata (Acquamarina) - ironic because there is a restaurant of the same name next to the hotel (under different management) where we had had a terrible experience the day before.
What a contrast this Restaurant turned out to be. Right from the start a warm welcome - it turned out that several other diners that evening were also from our hotel and had also been dissatisfied at the other dismal restaurant.
The hostess carefully explained the menu and showed great interest in helping us make our selection.
The fish (which comprises most of the menu) was the freshest and best quality I've come across for a long time and it was both cooked and presented to perfection and with flair. The octopus salad was outstanding. A very nice touch and the mark of a great restaurant is (and was) when the chef serves the dishes personally.
Although a little pricey, it represented very good value based on the quality, the hospitality and the ambience of this fine Restaurant.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Jeffrey_Switzerland
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Consiglio Di Si... D, Owner at Il Consiglio Di Sicilia, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Sir,
it was a pleasure serving you, and we are happy to know that many customers paying as much attention to details, as you do, appreciate our work and judge that our tiny restaurant represents very good value.
thank you!
antonio and roberta
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“I will be back!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Write review for ill conssilu= hands down the best restaurant in the Donnalucata region. If you are within a 1 hr driving distance to the restaurant it is 100% worth it. I'm planning on returning to Sicily and showing my girlfriend around and eating here will be among the highlights of the trip.

I had the mare a tabla ( an amazing degustation of fresh fish, calamary ect) and then I had the squid ink Pasta dish. For desert the canoli with a small digestif the hosted suggested ... Words can not described how good this was . It was hands down the best cannoli I ve ever had and while in Sicily... It as a matter of fact it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that these were the best cannolis I've ever had.
This is not to mention how nice the host and cook were! And the setting it self... I might need to head back earlier then I thought!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank TheBlanKuC
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Roberta C, Proprietario at Il Consiglio Di Sicilia, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Dearest, most beloved stepson,
this is quite a surprising way to announce your next visit… and to introduce your girlfriend to us!
Still, you rise a question to us and to all users of this website: at Il Consiglio di Sicilia we are against fake reviews. Now, technically, this is a real review: Cyril visited last June, he loved the food and ambience, and he even said that we totally changed his approach to raw seafood: now, he thinks twice before choosing which shrimp can be eaten raw.
Shall this review be deleted by TripAdvisor management? Up to them. We won't complain. Because either way, don't we have the most adorable stepson ever? Who, after dining here, can perfectly appreciate the freshness of his seafood menu… and take his girlfriend to the right restaurant to make her say "yes"!
We love you, and we will forever!
stepmom and stepdaddy
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Dublin
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A real find”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is one of these places that make a holiday, myself and my partner were simply driving around that area of Sicily and got hungry when we reached Donnalucata. After parking the car and searching the town for what seemed like hours for somewhere to eat, we found this restaurant in a quiet square in the town. Roberta was warm and welcoming, gave us the menu and went through the specials. Now hunger makes a great sauce, but this was fantastic. One of the dearer places we ate in over the week, however very well worth it. In fact on our last day we made a detour to here again to have one last meal before catching our flight, not as hungry....and still delicious. Worth seeking out

  • Visited April 2014
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Roberta C, Proprietario at Il Consiglio Di Sicilia, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear sir,
you just gave us one of the greatest satisfactions for a restaurant team: you were impressed by your first visit, and decided to come back to our tiny restaurant to have your last meal in Sicily just before leaving. We cannot count how many times this happens, and every time it makes us so happy!
Thank you for appreciating our efforts to make Il Consiglio di Sicilia a restaurant where you just want to go back to.
Roberta and Antonio
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Entrecasteaux
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“Another great dining experience here”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We love dining in this little restaurant when we are in the area. Roberta is so welcoming and helpful explaining the menu and we love Antonio's cooking. He even especially prepared us some artichoke after I mentioned I loved them when I made the booking. We will be back soon!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Alia D
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Roberta C, Proprietario at Il Consiglio Di Sicilia, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Dear Alia,
habitués, as you are, are a real joy for us! Coming back to our tiny restaurant means, you feel at home here. And this is exactly what we seek: making you feel that you can call home Donnalucata!
it's always a pleasure cooking for you!
roberta and antonio
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