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L'oste scuro

Piazza Lionardo Vigo 5/6, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 763 4001
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (7 reviews)
“fish” (7 reviews)
“a late lunch” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Piazza Lionardo Vigo 5/6, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
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11 - 20 of 48 reviews

Reviewed May 22, 2016

Recommended by our hotel L'Oste Scuro proved excellent. A wide range of tasty dishes reasonably priced with polite and efficient service this restaurant deserves to succeed.

Thank PaddyShephard
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this little Trattoria by the owners of the apartment where we are staying. It's a charming Sicilian restaurant serving fresh fish / seafood & also good vegetarian options. Lots of locals dining there at lunchtime. Great welcome, good, unobtrusive service and good...More

Thank Erskinefamily
Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were led to this restaurant by an old man on the Piazza Duomo. Not quite sure what to expect, we had a most pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is old fashioned, with some funny masks and lots of pictures of the region from the early...More

Thank gmt18
Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a charming, old fashioned Sicilian restaurant, excellent, authentic dishes, attentive service by Vincenzo and staff, fascinating decor and more. The house red wine is affordable and very drinkable as is the unique lemonade. Highly recommended are the antipasto, grilled vegetables, and an extraordinarily...More

Thank Sacamano
Reviewed April 5, 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.

Thank Jay H
Reviewed September 15, 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...More

Thank David R
Reviewed September 2, 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.

Thank smith_carla
Reviewed June 22, 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.

Thank Lennard D
Lostescurodivincenzo, Proprietario at L'oste scuro, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2015
Google Translation

Grazie, siete molto gentili , vi mando un caro saluto .

Reviewed May 23, 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.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed October 27, 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...More

Thank jrh2812
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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