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“Best True Western Sicilian Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cantina Siciliana

Cantina Siciliana
Ranked #56 of 386 Restaurants in Trapani
Price range: US$31 - US$55
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Asheville
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Best True Western Sicilian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We stopped in Trapani to go to this restaurant due to the recommendation of a fellow Trip Advisor reviewer, who last year taught us much about sourthern Italian cooking. That recommendation was spot on, and the food was very tasty. The couscous is something you have to order if you are lucky enough to eat at this restaurant. it is simply delicious and unique. We also got the mixed grilled fish plate, as well as a mixed cheese plate. Both excellent. You will not go wrong with this as your pick for a taste of true sicilian food.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ok But...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Supposedly a family run Trattoria which usually works well in Sicily but this place is living on such memories. Food average, service average. Couscous di pesce, tastleless, Mixed fish was prawns (4), swordfish (miniscule) and squid (inedible). Only for the atmosphere not the food.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Syracuse, New York
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“If you are in sicily,find this place and eat here!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Pino Meggiore is the dynamic chef owner of this incredible historic ristorante.First of all, the decor is fantastic!This guy is a fanatic for cool sicilian antiques (marionettas for example) and he has crafted a warm,creative fun space to enjoy your quintessential Trapanese meal.The best couscous I have ever tasted,busiate con pesto ala trapanesi (with those amazing Sicilian almonds)platters of primosale,bruschetta con bottarga and TO DIE FOR sweet ricotta pastries...made to order!Plus this guy's personality.Happy and fulfilled, with his restaurant putting a smile on all his customers faces.The host,the setting and the food ,all combine to make Cantina Sicilian a home run!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Typical sicilian trattoria - really perfect meals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

I red many negative reviews and partly there are true. It is not located in a nice avenue, interior is not designed in a modern way and staff is overloaded once it is full of guests.
But this is trattoria, not a michelin star ristorante! So if you are looking for perfect local food and you don't need trendy posch restaurant, don't miss it. I think this is how the sicilian trattoria should looks like.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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115 reviews
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“One again, a great meal at Cantina Siciliana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

I try to have lunch at this restaurant every time I visit Trapani. I've never been disappointed! And again...a fantastic meal here.

As luck would have it, I caught the Chef that morning in the market picking out the fish for the day. I learned he does this every day and leaves this task to NO ONE but himself.
I was meeting a friend that offers cooking classes in Noto so we had a great meal together. The food was fresh, prepared in a simple manner to preserve the pure flavors of the fish. Of course we had couscous along with the fresh fish because Chef Pino is an expert at preparing this dish. The meal was delicious! As well as the Sicilian wine that we drank with it.
I’ll go back again and again!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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