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Il Covo Marino

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Via Lungomare Ciclopi n. 149, 95021 Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 711 6649
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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19:00 - 00:00
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Oakville, Canada
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breeze of the Mediterranean led me to this place in the Acitrezza coastline to enjoy one of the most delicious culinary adventures. We tried virtually every appetizer, freshness, colourful and delicious combinations of seafood, Italian herbs and bakes. Mi favourite the slice of bread soaked in olive oil topped with herring and peach the finest step of this journey,... More 

Thank luisdiazcq
Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I went here on a recommendation of a friend. The antipasto was largely either completely overpowered by sauce and spices or had been prepared days before and was under oil and vinegar. It just needed to be fresh fish. They really over complicate it and it looked and tasted pre-prepared. Service was ok no issues there. It is not what... More 

Thank Antonio D
Catania, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Well I'll just say that this place could be a tourist trap sometimes bad for locals as well! The main value of a good restaurant is to keep the quality high... My Lunch was terrible and the price very high! Good luck

Thank Sisko80
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were four people and had antipasti and first course. We made different choices still none of us was very happy about the lunch. I would have rated it 'poor' but seafood was not fresh (i.e. bad smell), service was slow and bill was on the high range for Sicily, so I should discourage this place. I see many tourists,... More 

Thank alpheo83
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, everything perfect. Not a single serving scored less than 10\10. A very friendly staff welcomed us with a Prosecco on the house. Totally worth the price. Special thanks to Vincenzo, the best Waiter I've ever met. He is very well prepared on the food he serves, he introduces the dishes with passion and adjusts the portions depending on... More 

Thank Bartolo1981
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The food was not good... Unfortunately the Chef waste all ingredients, because food arrived with no taste and with no salt at all

Thank Leandro P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

First of all , we all got food sick and the girls throw up all night after eating there . We called first and than arrived . Every one was really nice at start but than the food start coming and it was just terrible in every known scale. One of the pasta dish wasn't touched. The side dishes got... More 

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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The perfect place of you want to taste several different local recepies all at once. They 8 antipasti is a MUST. food here is all delicious. I also tried the pasta with sea urchins and it was excellent.

Thank Emiliano F
Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I loved everything about the antipasto ....fish was very fresh and delicious., service was great...I think the kitchen was going to close in any minute but still all the staff welcomed us and were very helpful especially the head waiter. desert was delicious as well ..

Thank Maria C
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Awesome dishes beautifully presented. Came here with locals and loved the fish with fruit combinations. Best mussels ever, cod with cherry tomatoes, pulp with grapes, watermelon and grouper, pistachio ravioli. Fresh, busy overlooking the sea. Great with kids. The restaurant catered for our guide's wedding. Fabulous choice.

Thank Jo S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$158
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Lungomare Ciclopi n. 149, 95021 Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Aci Castello  >  Acitrezza
  • Phone Number: +39 095 711 6649

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?