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Piazza Lionardo Vigo 5/6, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 763 4001
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Grab a window seat and watch the world go by whilst enjoying great Sicilian food served by a lovely host who's happy to suggest the best dish of the day (and the wine to go with it..!) Wish I could have visited again.

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Thank Jay H
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Went there on a lovely warm evening, and it was great for watching the town pass by. The fish and seafood antipasti was magnificent - and one portion is ample for two. One of us ate pasta with swordfish and one chose swordfish involtini. Both were good but not exceptional. Service was friendly and helpful. The house white was a... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Had a lovely meal for 3 here on our last night. We had lasagne, cannelloni and carbonara. Small portions but very nice. Good friendly service. Meal came to 40 euros.

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Thank smith_carla
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2015

This is a place to go eat. Excellent seafood, particularly the antipasto which two can share. Faces a lovely church. Service was fine and much cheaper than a restaurant in a major city.

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Thank Lennard D
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Grazie, siete molto gentili , vi mando un caro saluto . More 

Athens, Attiki, Greece
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Mainly a seafood restaurant with good antipasti. Some of the other dishes excellent, some not exciting. Good service and wine, pleasant ambience, worth a visit.

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Thank Michael T
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Went once for dinner and once for lunch during our one week stay in Acireale. Slightly surprised by some of the negative reviews. Our experiences were fine, the staff were friendly and courteous, perhaps a little pushy when it came to suggesting the wine trying to push the more expensive choices. The fresh lemon drink, offered for both meals, was... More 

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Thank jrh2812
Sliema, Malta
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We were searching for a good place to eat but nothing tickled our fancy. We then asked a local woman to suggest a place and she suggested this place and we decided to give it a go. The food was great and the staff were friendly. We were also given a fresh lemon drink before the meal which was great... More 

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Thank RodSpiteri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Place came highly recommended by our hotel but turned out to be distinctly average. Lovely setting though.

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Thank bluejupiter311
Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

My wife and I went to this restaurant on the first night of the trip. After a long day of travelling and struggling to adjust to the heat we were both hungry and thirsty. L'oste scuro had a beautiful setting opposite the Basilica San Sebastiano, we sat outside in the evening air drinking in the night and the noise. The... More 

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Thank cookiesworld
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Food was very average... Disappointing after reading all the good reviews. Worst food in Sicily so far. Not cheap either. Nice photos on the wall though.

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Thank odyssea76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$36
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Lionardo Vigo 5/6, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: +39 095 763 4001

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