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Ristorante Acquapazza - Santa Tecla

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Via Costiglio Casino 36 | Catania, 95024 Santa Tecla, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 342 161 2787
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Bit pricier than the rest in Santa Tecla but definitely worth a visit. Ambition and good taste in a good combination. We had the antipasti of the house, seafood risotto and a selection of grilled seafood. A good glass of biodynamic Sicilian vino bianco on the side.

Thank Mads K
1 review
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Very expensive, but nothing special 3€ for service - but it was strange. We were served by cleaning woman Gummy spaghetti Nice octopus Cosmic price but for what?!

Thank Alina P
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2016

My partner and me paid a visit to a sicilian friend of us who suggested having dinner in there. The place is simply charming. Food - mainly fresh fish gourmet oriented - is quality-wise what you may expect. Since a portion of the floor faces the open sea, the view is worth dying for. Can't wait to be back in... More 

Thank SidneyPh
Gianluca A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Acquapazza - Santa Tecla, responded to this review

Dear Sideny, Thanks so much, we are very happy that you have been good here . See you soon , a big hug from Acquapazza Staff :) More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Great service and great fish. The restaurant has a nice view over the sea. There was a problem with the wine list, but we got a great suggestion for a bottle of white wine. We had antipasti as a starter which were great. Some nice prawns, sardines and octopus. The main course was a Capone, a local fish which was... More 

Thank R H
Giuseppe Q, General Manager at Ristorante Acquapazza - Santa Tecla, responded to this review

Mr R H i have to say to you a really thank you for your comment on trip advisor, we are changing as season the wine list, that the reason because we for the moment are under offer, but in october will be ready for. Thank you again and i hope to see you again Luigi Buonincontro More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Most menu items were not available, those that were were underwhelming: 8 € for five slices of undercooked potato and the smallest swordfish ("penknife fish") ever seen. Overcooked fish dumped on the table with no attempt to prepare the fish for eating - compares very, very unfavourably with Da Lorenzo's restaurant (just round the corner). In summary, great setting but... More 

Thank CNC53
Giuseppe Q, General Manager at Ristorante Acquapazza - Santa Tecla, responded to this review

Dear Mr CNC53 I am very sorry for your bad experience with us, obviously we were wrong with you. I hope to have guests in our restaurant once again for us to forgive Best regards Luigi Buonincontro More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This place is one of our favourites. The chef custom makes sea food pasta according to your tastes and suggests innovative and traditional dishes. It's a feel like home restaurant with an amazing cliff top location. Very cozy and romantic, also excellent for private dinners.

Thank Mario B
Giuseppe Q, General Manager at Ristorante Acquapazza - Santa Tecla, responded to this review

Dear Mario, thank you, we are glad to read your feed back, and more to know our customer feels at home in our restaurant. I hope to have you soon as a guest again for another enjoyable evening. If you were still around I am pleased to invite you to our Friday Jazz starting next Friday. Best regards Luigi Buonincontro More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This could be a great restaurant, it still has a lot of rough edges that I suggest the owner looks after. We had lunch here and unfortunately the terrace is not sheltered from the lunch time sun which is a real shame, as the setting over the sea is amazing. We ate inside and it was hot, they put the... More 

Thank Livingintuscany
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

After a week of fine dining in Ireland we arrived last night in Catania and picked Acquapazza based upon TA reviews and it is near our hotel. Very nice setting right on the water - we came late and met the chef - had the plate of antipasti which was nice and ample for three to share - we all... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Had a late dinner with friends arriving direct from a late night flight ... the whole staff was most accommodating the food at Aquapazza is classic Sicilian ... fresh, bright and served by a very knowledgable waiter ... I can highly recommend Aquapazza for the food and staff alone ... add to that it's stunning location and you must not... More 

Thank Frank M
Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We had fresh fish and antipasti for Lunch at Acquapazza, it was delicious, the service was perfect and very friendly and the place located directly at the sea is just amazing! Modern and very stylish designed place that we would warmly recommend.

Thank Philipp850

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$67
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Costiglio Casino 36 | Catania, 95024 Santa Tecla, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale  >  Santa Tecla
  • Phone Number: +39 342 161 2787

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