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“Great food, great location!”
Review of u - Sfizziusu

u - Sfizziusu
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great location!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Wonderful seafood and pasta! Service is so helpful with chosing wonderful choices from the menu. Generous helpings. Had to be the best canolli ever!

  • Visited July 2013
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Munich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“No Trip Advisor Sticker in the Window”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

It seemed like everyone in San Vito had a trip advisor sticker in the window and we found this was not a reliable indicator of good food. What Sfizziusu did have was a restaurant full of locals. We ate the cous cous and busiata prawn pasta and were happy with both dishes. Nice location across from the beach, good for families and good service. The only draw back is the €2/person cover fee, but we found this is universally charged in San Vito.

  • Visited May 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Went the first night hoping for traditional Sicilian dinner and enjoyed it so much, we went back the second night too. Good portions, excellent taste, reasonable prices, family atmosphere at the beach. Get the seafood with busiata noodles. Yum!

  • Visited May 2013
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Siena, Italy
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

I went here for lunch have to say it was an enjoyable experience. The wait staff is very very attentive. The food was delicious. The eggplant caponata was amazing ! The fish was delicious too. Good atmosphere good prices. I would eat here again in a heart beat.

  • Visited April 2013
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Wormer, The Netherlands
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“Italian seafood how it should be”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

U Sfizziusu is a “trattoria gastronomia tipica” near the seafront. It appealed to us because it was full of Italians and had local dishes on the menu like cous cous and busiate, the local fresh pasta shape. Both are good signs (there is no such thing as Italian food — each region has its own and restaurants that serve local fare are usually better and more interesting), so we decided to eat there and were not disappointed! In fact, we liked it so much for lunch that we reserved a table for the same day to have dinner there as well. The restaurant has modest seaviews and outside seating on a terrace. The menu offers a nice selection of seafood and vegetable antipasti, typical local pasta dishes, secondi, and a small selection of desserts.

This is a great seafood restaurant that serves Italian food like it should be: tasty, simple, and cheap. All the seafood was very fresh and prepared expertly, better than at similar places we've tried. The service is OK and what can be expected of this of type of restaurant.

My only wish would be for them to upgrade the winelist. There are only five white wines available, with the most expensive being 18 euros. They are good but simple wines from reputable local producers, but those same producers also have more interesting and slightly more expensive wines and it would be nice to be able to order a bottle of one of those so the wines will be at the level of the food (which I rate a well-deserved 8/10).

Here are descriptions of the dishes we tried during both visits:
Caponata. Eggplant simmered in tomato sauce with olives and roasted almonds. The eggplant is very tender without falling apart completely. Lovely dish.
Raw seafood: prawns, scampi, swordfish, and marinated tuna with lots of citrus. Everything was very fresh and especially the prawns and scampi were very tasty.
Mixed grilled vegetables: pink eggplant, breaded pink eggplant, zucchini, yellow bell pepper, marinated artichoke, and some caponata.
Breaded shrimp: crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Shrimp is often overcooked and tough, but not here. The shrimp was breaded with breadcrumbs Sicilian style (i.e. I suspect they had been fried before being used as breading).

We didn’t sample any secondi, but stayed with the primi as they are more ‘typical’ for the region. (We love slices of grilled fresh fish, but you can get those all along the Italian coast.)
Busiate alla Trapanese. Busiate are the local fresh pasta shape, it’s like tagliatelle in a spiral. The local style is with fresh tomatoes, garlic, roasted almonds, and just a bit of pink eggplant. Very tasty.
Ravioli in fish broth. Nice strong tomato-fish broth with delicate ravioli.
Cous cous with dentice (fish). Tomato-fish broth is served on the side so you can add as much as you like, and there are generous chunks of fish in the cous cous.
We only tried one dessert, but this Sicilian cassata was very nice.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Stefan_Boer
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