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Ristorante La Prima Dea

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Via Vittorio Emanuele 17, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
+39 0923 869223
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Cute little restaurant upstairs. Having read the previous reviews, maybe my expectations were too high. We went there for the cous cous: it was ok, but not something unforgettable, as I hoped. The risotto was not expresso (that in Italy means made from scratch). House wine just passable. Service very friendly.

Thank L0renza
San Jose, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I will be dreaming of this restaurant until I can visit Erice again....the appetizers, the pasta -- which was divine -- the coffee, and the dessert were my favorite!

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Rural Nova Scotia
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Having arrived at our lovely B&B, Il Carmine, just before dark on Oct 24, we were wandering around the Erice streets looking for a place to eat that would be warm and have good food. We were delighted with this place. The waiter, who spoke English, advised us on the menu and we had a lovely dinner as well as... More 

Thank Soulee
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The place looks like a trattoria from the '70, with a nice rustic look. The appetizers were good, we tried a caponata and some stuffed sardines. The pasta with sardines was also great, while another one with local pesto wasn't really anything special. Now the bad: a large table of 12 completely randomized the staff. No coffee available, we were... More 

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch quite late a day full of tourists. The food was very good and the service excelent. It is a very big restaurant but with many small rooms so you do not feel people. To recommend

1 Thank harri b
Tallinn, Estonia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great food, friendly service, excellent honeyed wine. Warm welcome. Full of Italians. Open till late. Recommend the squid and seafood pasta. Delicious aubergines and courgettes.

Thank SueBish59
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurant we have tried in Trapani and Erice. Both food and services were good. Price was reasonable too. Cannoli Siciliano, Busiate with Sardine and grilled squid are the must try items. The environment is classy and comfortable. The waiter can speak English and was helpful. Very nice!

Thank Sammi T
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I don't this restaurant welcomes tourists and I am not sure why they even have a restaurant in Erice with that perspective. Our group thought that all the food was average but the staff did not create an environment that felt like a place you wanted to eat. I would not go back for that reason.

Thank KR5984
Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our primary purpose in going to restaurants is the food, followed by good service in a pleasant atmosphere. First, the food in our party of four was average at best, and in my case ( grilled swordfish ) was mediocre. The atmosphere was dull and the head waiter seems to believe that you are there at his discretion. Overall, not... More 

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Reading, PA
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537 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Erice is a picturesque city, highly recommended as a day trip. We had a local pasta at this restaurant called busiate, which is very curly. It was served with pesto Trapanese, which was a fresh pesto made with cherry tomatoes and walnuts. Every other pesto I have ever was made with either basil or sun dried tomatoes. I have since... More 

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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$29 - US$36
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 17, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Trapani  >  Erice
  • Phone Number: +39 0923 869223
Il segreto del successo della "La Prima Dea" e la continua ricerca di abbinamenti gastronomici e, la grande scrupolosita nella ricerca di materie prime freschissime e di prima qualita che oggi vengono sapientemente selezionate dal titolare non che successore ALESSANDRO CAVASINO.

Il locale resta aperto tutto l'anno ed e caratteristico visitarlo quando Erice e avvolta dalla nebbia, ed il camino acceso da un'atmosfera magica.

Il locale e attrezzato con un bar fornitissimo che all'occasione prepara ottime cioccolate calde da abbinare agli splendidi e gustosissimi dolcetti di mandorla.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?