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I Dolci di Nonna Vincenza

#10 of 59 Dessert in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Piazza San Placido 7 | Palazzo Biscari Aeroporto Fontanarossa Catania, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 715 1844
09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 20:30
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review addresses only the shop inside Catania airport, didn't visit the other one in San Placido square so can't say anything about that. I couldn't find such good cannoli in my hometown, therefore must give the max rate, taking also into account that the staff speaks proper Italian (quite rare since several years in Italy unfortunately) and is made... More 

Thank Davide G
Island of Malta, Malta
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great products and high quality. Their cannoli are a must!. Super delicious and ideal gift with a great taste for your loved ones.

Thank Daniela A
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Very good pastries...and really good prices Not to be missed..in the heart of piazza duomo. Will definately visit again

Thank Chantal301186
Jena, Germany
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this cafe for our breakfast. We stopped by nearly every day in one week. Amazing granite, the pastries are always extremely genuine with fresh ingredients, yummy and of a great variety. The staff is very friendly. If you want to enjoy Piazza dell'Elefante from that spot you will not regret it! Top!

Thank madpal
San Diego
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130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This review is for the caffe near Fontana d'Elefante and cathedral in Catania. Nice place for a snack and coffee. Under nice awnings we ordered gelato and a macchiato. The gelato, pistachio of course, was delicious with ground nuts, and my caffe macchiato was perfect. The free Wi-Fi was nice, the toilet adequate and quaint as they all are.

Thank helo-papa
Brussels, Belgium
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561 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I was not very hungry when I passed by the shop but everything looked so nice here, I almost would like to buy one item for each stuff. They simply carry the traditional Italian taste and presentation.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I am here in this beautiful baroque square trying to have a light lunch...if you are vegetarian please do not go to Nonna Vincenza! Ham, meat and lard are virtually everywhere. I could had only a cappuccino and a croissant. This last one tasted like egg and was not fresh. My friend had the same experience with an "iris" another... More 

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Valeria M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at I Dolci di Nonna Vincenza, responded to this review

Our coffee comes from the experience of traditional Sicilian sweets, if it seems heavy it's just a matter of taste. For vegetarians ralizziamo savory on Flood only with tomatoes and salad. But if you do not like the taste of the Sicilian tradition, we are not the bakery for you! More 

Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

we wanted to try one arancini in Catania, so we stoped here. When we told that we want only one arancini, waiter turned his eyes and said that if we only want one thing, it would be better if we didnt take anything-> we were the only guests, so he should be happy that we even stopped there!

1 Thank spelaspelcy
Valeria M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at I Dolci di Nonna Vincenza, responded to this review

We are sorry if one of our employees responded in this way! we will begin an investigation! Thanks for the tip More 

Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Anyone that doesn't think this place is amazing is not a foodie. Good food is about quality and the ingredients in these pastries are pure and not notch. The chocolate in the cannoli is among the best I have ever tried (and I've eaten a lot of deserts in 5 star restaurants). It's not about how big the selection is,... More 

Thank Kazmierawoods
Valeria M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at I Dolci di Nonna Vincenza, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to many new desserts and our ice cream and Sicilian granita. More 

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195 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This is a chain in Italy and friends were on the hunt for a good cannoli - traditional Sicilian cannoli. Nonna Vincenza's was nice - but lacked a lot of the mix of flavours expected - the citron with chocolate in the ricotta. Two arancia (rice balls deep fried with mozzarella in the interior) which we also took home were... More 

1 Thank Tony L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Placido 7 | Palazzo Biscari Aeroporto Fontanarossa Catania, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 715 1844

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