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Massimo Ristorante

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Piazzale Trapani SNC, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
+39 0923 869692
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Vienna, Austria
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, when you visit Erice, you shouldn't be surprised to be caught in a tourist trap. And you shouldn't order without knowing the price. But we were really put off for paying 18€ for a pasta with funghi and prosciutto cotto. The media birra alla spina costed 7€. I would never return, though the pasta was very good actually.

Thank Christian W
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Staff is kind, but food can be bad. I had dinner and lunch a few times here. One time they gave me a cappresse salad (cheese and tomato) and ALL tomatoes were totally green! color green! horrible! There are better options in Erice.

Thank EmiCordoba
Coimbra, Portugal
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I had lunch in this restaurant and ordered a "Cordon Bleu". They bring a frozen one what is unacceptable in a restaurant of this level. The antipasti was good and staff friendly. Maybe I was unlucky!

Thank JoaoJJoaquim
Zug, Switzerland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We entered the restaurant as we had a very good feeling from the contact with the waiter outside. Unfortunately, the service inside was totally different and the food quality was poor. Like in many tourist spots, the waiter was pushy to get the maximum of sales from every customer. This is not a problem for us - as long as... More 

Thank zinodaddy
Ghent, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We went for an apero. They brought us some antipasti. By the standards of Italian cuisine, really bad. Then we got the bill and were really in shock. Luckily we were negociating and suddenly we paid € 20 less. The waiter was really friendly. He had nothing to do with it. He was a bit ashamed.

Thank 123doremi
Scarsdale, New York
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Because we were a very large group (about 18) and we were all very hungry, we had a very large sample of what is available from the menu at Massimo. Every fish dish was wonderful, especially the swordfish. The pastas didn't miss once, the sausage here is wonderful. Pizza also, not a miss. Service was surprisingly good considering such a... More 

Thank Fran85
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

I went there for lunch and I had to return my pasta with claims as you could feel the sand... My husband dish was ok, not great though. However I wouldn't return here.

Thank Elena P
Belgrade, Serbia
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We stopped by at Massimo to have a break from a long trip from Palermo and high temperatures in Trapani. Nice cosy family like restaurant at the very entrance of Erice. We had only a coffee but walking towards the toilette (which is the cleanest and freshest toilette we saw on the whole Sicily) we saw that the restaurant offers... More 

Thank Marija N
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

We just were wandering to just have a coffee and some sweets. The waiters just seated us in the restaurant, and offered to bring some Sicilian delicacies to share, but I declined the trick. We ordered two coffees, a tea a hot chocolate, a connolo and 2 other Sicilian sweets. We were dumbfounded by the heavy price tag of €6... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

well cooked good pasta. good service from the waiter. the only down side of this restaurant is that they prefer cash instead of card as payment. they instructed that if we pay by card we have to incur a charge, which is not fair. Cover charge of this restaurant is 5euro for 2 people :/

Thank Navygm

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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
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzale Trapani SNC, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Trapani  >  Erice
  • Phone Number: +39 0923 869692

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