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“Great restaurant!”
Review of Ciciulena

Ciciulena
Ranked #87 of 1,014 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$48
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Went twice to the place in a very short time and both times had a great experience.
Service is very friendly and professional and the food is simply excellent!
Very well priced.

Thank Bato M
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had dinner in this restaurant. We got a table outside which is very nice on a hot summer night. The place is quite modern and they had placed candles on the street, which made it more kosy.
The service was extremely friendly and could speak English.
The food was quite good (more in the type of "big dish - small portion" style).
We wanted to pay with credit card but the wifi was not working so we had to run out to an ATM to take out some cash. The owner of the restaurant gave us a 10% discount for the inconveniences.

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Thank Kristján F
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Very friendly service but the food is so average. For me is over price and for the same price i can get better food. Not doubt the atmosphere is good and is newly renovated so it looks very high end but the food is no way compare to the price. We have citrus risotto with shrimp but there is no shrimp. The fish is hard. Fish soup become seafood soup. Not recommended

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Thank Anniegmy
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Safe to say this restaurant was unlike any other we ate in during our week in Catania, very high end, the meals were different to your usual Italian/ Sicilian 'traditional' tourist restaurants and you could tell everything was fresh and well put together, the waiting staff and chefs were excited about the dishes and it showed. We first tried to visit on a Saturday night, not having any idea it was necessary to book as we'd not been turned away from anywhere else all week, instead we booked for another night and when we did arrive had the pick of tables. As it was starting to rain we chose an indoor table and I'm glad we did as it was far more scenic, like being in a well kept garden with all the faux foliage inside.
Food was a little unusual, my fillet was wrapped in cheek and came with pureed potatoes and my partners pork was in a cheese 'fondue' but both dishes were well cooked and tasted good. I think this is the only place I've ever had a bottle of beer served in an ice bucket and a waiter pouring it for me, but it was good beer so who cares! As the portions here were smaller than any other place we ate we both had room for dessert. Tempted as I was by the 'special' aubergine mousse with rice and chocolate (!) I opted instead for a pineapple and ginger sorbet which was delicious (not quite as nice as gelato but not far off!)
Giving 4 rather than 5 as they didn't have my partner's first choice of dish, and the restaurant was a good bit more expensive than anywhere else we went and smaller portions, but if that's you're kind of thing then go for it.

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Thank caz5froggy1d
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We went there on a Saturday night without making a reservation first (we didn't know) but we were served after waiting for a few minutes. The food was very nice and fresh and service was also great. We sit outdoors and next to the kitchen, so we could see everyone working passionately in there! It is an expensive restaurant, but we enjoyed our dinner there. We ordered meat dishes which were a bit overcooked for what we had asked, but still tasty. When the waiter asked us about the food, we mentioned this 'complaint' and he immediately went to the kitchen and told the chef. To sum it up, it is a good restaurant with nice food and friendly staff, and if you can afford paying a bit more than usual, you could visit it.

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Thank guest8604
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