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La Quartara

Piazza Ogninella 10 | Piazza Università, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 816 6768
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“fish” (12 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Piazza Ogninella 10 | Piazza Università, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant whilst visiting Catania for the day. We were quite late for lunch so the pizza ovens were turned off but we had some lovely seafood pasta dishes instead. The sardines to start were nice and the house wine was excellent...More

Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arriver very late for lunch and they went out of their way to serve everything we ordered. Good fish, excellent pizza, excellent wine.

Thank rocksy25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This one far too much overrated. I got served by below wine glass and the somlier says this is how sicilan drinks. I looked other tables and all others having right wine glasses. We asked different person who takes food order and he gave us...More

1  Thank so young y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is on a side street near University Square. The outside seating is a street in the daytime but becomes a dining area at night. Although there were cars parked, it was a rarity for one to travel here or at least while we...More

Thank SCTraveller42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is to die we had cold cuts to start with; the bresaola is really good. As main we had pizza and pasta- the Pasta is really fresh and the Pizza crust is good too . The staff is very friendly and nice.

Thank Christabell T
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited La Quartara based on trip advisor review and although not our best meal in Sicily the staff were so welcoming and friendly. It was up a side street which looked a bit dodgy at first but very safe. Pizza was an 8 out...More

Thank africanladyScotland
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Very good food. For me it was best in Catania. I ordered sepia spaghetti and pizza Quartara (like the name of the restaurant)

Thank Piotr S
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Very pleased with the service and the meals we had. Our waiter was very helpful in explaining the menu. The pasta was delicious. The house wine was very good. Definetly try this restaurant!

Thank violaagosti
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I usually shy away from come-ons, but the young woman touting this restaurant seemed genuine. Turned out to be a really lovely place with good food and an outdoor terrace, far enough from the madding crowds of the Via Etnea (pedestrians only) to be quiet...More

Thank ChinaFanNYC
Reviewed August 26, 2018

On the 23th of August 2018 I was walking with my wife near the Cathedral of Catania when a nice young woman handed us a cart of this restaurant. Now, usually this means that it is not good and based on tourist just to make...More

Thank RLMdix
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Ogninella 10 | Piazza Università, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 816 6768
  • E-mail
THE QUARTARA is a friendly TRATTORIA / PIZZERIA located in the historic center of Catania, which enjoys a unique atmosphere of its kind, it is a family run pamper and recommend to our clients better. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes, starting with the fish until you get to the meat and vegetarian dishes, specialized for many years on the fish we offer our customers only the freshest, authentic dishes, also if you want to savor the REAL Sicilian cuisine with special dishes and rich flavors and intoxicating scents this is the place. Not only trattoria but also PIZZERIA, our pizzeria boasts a special unobtainable dough, pizza is a matured sourdough 48 hours before the sale in order to make a simple pizza a pleasure, the dough becomes very light, does not cause pain in the belly , and is made with oven STONE. Well what about ... Every other word would be superfluous, as they say: try it! We wait for you, come and see us and we assure you that you will not regret and thanks for your attention.
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