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Le Macine

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Via Stradale PIANOCONTE | Pianoconte, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 982 2387
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Chaville, France
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We have been struggling to find a good place to eat in Lipari. This restaurant was by far the best in Lipari. The octopus was generous and the salina wine a perfect match. Do not trust the bad comments and go there to enjoy a good restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I'm a regular visitor to the island and always make time to visit Le Macine at least two or three times during my stays. Their fish, meat and pasta dishes are always of a high quality, and the family-run atmosphere really makes you feel like there is care and attention in every meal. There is a fair variety of choices,... More 

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USA
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

We had heard good things about this place so stopped for lunch during an afternoon scooter ride. In addition to being treated to an impromptu accordion performance by another diner on holiday from Palermo, we enjoyed the single tastiest dish we had while in the islands. The "octopus pie" consists of large chunks of perfectly grilled octopus piled atop a... More 

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Canton Fribourg
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We came here twice during our stay in lipari. It0s a family run restaurant where the food is good and tasty. Pizza is good, too. Prices are in line with the rest of the restaurants on the island. A free shuttle takes you to the restaurant.

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Thank AlexG71
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Extremely tasty and romantic place to discover on the Island. Were waiting a lot though. Worth climbing up the heel)) Ps. Ask your waiter for the secret dish "caponata con pesce spada, cacao e mandorle".

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Thank Alexandra L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch and the place is unpretentious, charming and a great escape from the heat. We chose rabbit for main course which was absolutely the best meat in Lipari. Fantastic! Cheese platter (local cheeses) for dessert with lots of honey - really good. We will come back!

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Thank LineTresselt
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

We arrived a little early for lunch so the restaurant was quiet and, unlike most guests who are bused in on the free transfer from Lipari, we stumbled across Le Macine during a car trip round the island in a banger that we hired for €30! Service was extremely friendly, even though our Italian was as bad as their English... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Good food but amazing expensive. We have paid 30€ for only 1 grilled fish. They dont have apply the price announced. Dont go in this place, its not a good place.

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emi700, Direttore at Le Macine, responded to this review
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Gentile cliente, mi fa piacere che lei abbia mangiato bene e mi dispiace che non abbia capito che la dicitura... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Strangely the fish we chose (presented as fresh fish on a plate) was served to us after less than 30 minutes and cold, even though you need at least 30 min to cook such a fish (+cleaning etc,). Service was bad (plated were removed while we were still eating), squid was not squid but octopus...and so on. Good advice spend... More 

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emi700, Direttore at Le Macine, responded to this review
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Gentile cliente, mi dispiace che non vi siate trovati bene nel nostro ristorante e soprattutto che la vostra critica non... More 

new york, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

My husband, daughters and I went for my husband's birthday dinner. The seafood was outstanding, the service was lovely despite the language barrier and they brought a beautiful dessert to the table for his special day. One of our favorite restaurants in Sicily!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Stradale PIANOCONTE | Pianoconte, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Lipari
  • Phone Number: +39 090 982 2387

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