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“Excelent!”

I Ruderi Panoramico dei F.lli Barbagallo
Ranked #99 of 217 Restaurants in Acireale
Price range: US$29 - US$37
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excelent!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Incredible food!
Do not expect a menu to choose from - you'll get the house special, that is a tone of incredible food.
Save some space for desert!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hiawassee, Georgia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful Night in Acireale”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

The food , the people, Everything was wonderful......Felt like my Nonna...
We all had the best food , the best service.....A meal to remember, Can't wait to come Back......Famigghia Ferdinando Battiato.......New Jersey, USA

  • Visited April 2014
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Worcestershire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“warning”
Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

we read the reviews, sounded good. But our experience was as per the 4 terrible reviews already posted.
Initially a positive welcome, but staff seemed reluctant to explain how the meal would unfold. No menu, no prices, but it was seafood antipasti followed by primi and/or secondi (grilled fish). We chose antipasti followed by primi (fish & rice was how it was explained to us)
But then it all starts with no respite. Like a flood! 6 dishes, become 12, and before you know it there are 19 antipasti dishes. Some good, some bland and chewy (most appeared frozen). But really enough is enough!
We had to state that we wanted no further courses. This was agreed, but 5 minutes later we were told that we must have a pasta course. We are adults and stood our grounds because we were full. We asked for the bill...only to be brought 2 deserts each!!!
We felt insulted by this
We were happy to pay for what we had, but we refused to be forced to accept more courses than we wanted. As a result we felt that we had no option but to go to the desk and pay.
This was a really unpleasant dining experience.One should relax at dinner and not be made to feel anxious. Was this a language issue? No! On one side a local couple left shortly after us despite having been very assertive with the antipasti courses. On the other side, a meek local couple struggled on. Their english got better the more irritated we became!
The staff appear determined, trained even, to obfuscate about the courses, choices and price structure. This deliberate trap is then sprung upon the unwary.
Please take heed of the 1 star reviews: this is not a pleasant dining experience

Visited October 2013
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Israel
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We were invited by local friends and we were amazed by the variety of the dishes and the delicious taste of all of them.All courses were so new to us and the tastes were full of surprises.We were so spoiled there by the staff who were so friendly and professional.I truly recommend it very much for the special experience of tastes of the food and wine.

Visited July 2013
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Going through the previous reviews i cannot understand why certain people complain about this place!!! I can honestly say that the food is fantastic and all staff are great. It has been a wonderfull experience, one of the places i have dined in so far. Be aware that the amount of food you get is impressive therefore stay on a diet for a week before going there.

  • Visited July 2013
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