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Al Cortile Alessi

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Via Alessi 34/36, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 315444
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
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Sun 17:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Fantastic local wine from Sicily and the most amazing Gorgonzola, pear and fig gnocchi that I have ever had. The restaurant is located on a small side street, close to the centre of town, and had a wonderful ambiance. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome! Would definitely go here again!

Thank Leanna W
Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Spurred on by Lonely Planet's rave about this restaurant's on-tap lagers and excellent Sicilian dishes I came to this place with great optimism. I found some items that sounded great on the menu but when I came to order the waiter told me none of them were available - in fact there were only two secondi available, one being hamburger... More 

Thank Datfield
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a really tasty meal here. Huge portions! Situated in a small square it was a lovely setting, very chilled out. Cocktails were good too.

Thank Gillianbeattie
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Pizzas are about 12" across, so a good value for your money. However, they don't cut them, so be prepared to make a mess of your food. Also, don't order the one with anchovies, olives and breadcrumbs, it was just not good.

Thank Katelyn M
LEICESTER, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

When in Catania I always make a point of heading to Al Cortile Alessi for my evening meal, especially on my arrival, since it is next to my hotel and I am always eager to meet up with the very friendly staff and partake of their typically Sicilian fare. The setting, whether inside the restaurant, or in the courtyard, is... More 

Thank Marlene B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Whilst in Catania, went there twice and will do whenever am there. Very nice and courteous staff - always gentle and very helpful indeed! Had an off-menu Pizza with Pistacchio Pesto and Mortadella with Philadelphia Cheezy Crust - Trust me was out of this world! Pizza is the best in Catania! Place and ambience is very nice - we stayed... More 

2 Thank Andre G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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799 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Located on the steps off the happening Via Crociferi, this is a good restaurant. We paid €55 for 4 pints of beer, 3 wine and food. The calamari was tasty at €10. Located right across from the very popular Nievski. There is a beer garden in back or you can eat in area out in street as well. Friendly service.

Thank chepaddy
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This restaurant looks lovely with a candlelit garden. It was quiet when we arrived but quickly filled up with most people eating pizza which did not look good to our taste, far too thick a base. Service was poor, we were asked twice whether we wanted red or white wine and still the wrong one was brought and we were... More 

1 Thank Jane M
Taormina, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Lovely courtyard restaurant/pizzeria at the top of the steps past Il Principe hotel. The fish soup, more like a stew, in a rich tomato sauce was stunning. The pizza was disappointing even though the place is renowned for it. Service was excellent up to the point when it came to pay - apparently the EFTPOS machine wasn't working and one... More 

1 Thank MarisaC C
Istanbul, Turkey
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

We were just walking down the beautiful streets of Catania when we accidentally found out this sweetest restaurant and made a reservation for the night. The staff was very friendly and could easily talk English which is really hard to find in this city. I enjoyed a delicious pizza which I almost could not finish. The wine was great as... More 

Thank Hakan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Brew Pub
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessi 34/36, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 315444
Il Cortile Alessi is a warm, refined, ideal for lunches, dinners and ceremonies.
The cuisine designed to suit different tastes, contains the secrets of exquisitely prepared dishes from the chef.
Renowned for the famous pizza, the menu of the restaurant offers regional specialties, accompanied by excellent wines, local or otherwise.
The restaurant has 100 seats and offers the possibility to eat outside, allowing them to enjoy the magic atmosphere of the old town.
In the rich menu of pizza you'll be spoiled for choice.
Within these pages you can see all the useful information of the local ...
In a picturesque corner of Catania, which crosses between ancient and characteristic flavors, was born the "Court Alessi ."
Open until late at night, is the ideal place for people who want to live Catania by night, enjoying fine long-drinks, making knowledge interesting and listening to good music ...
Stone, scale brown, wood and modern materials are the basis of interior design project, a project that blends with a fine selection of drinks, wines and spirits as well, combined with a small, but refined cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?