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Ristorante La Polena

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Via Nazionale Per Catania 178, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 764 9810
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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19:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We joined for dinner in the restaurant, all people including the chef habe been so friendly. The food was amazing delicious and the price was great ( for the menu)

Thank Franksperber
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate the menu for 30 euros and it was amazing. The antipasti was awesome. We will sure Come back. The Service was very kind to us. That Restaurant is like we expected a sicilian restaurant.

Thank elisa s
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely food, great service and quality! The fish and starters were delicious, and we had the best gnocchi and sorbet we've tasted. The Etna wine was good quality too. Would recommend.

Thank Ian P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We accidentally found this restaurant one evening coming from the beach. Menu has a lot of fish but they have incredible steak also (entrecôte). Antipasti rustico and caprese salad are melting in mouth, mozzarella is super fresh and beautiful taste. All good was delicious and fresh tasting, deserts also. Hosting lady is incredibly nice and cares for every single table,... More 

Thank Bojan P
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not understanding the great review about this restaurant, the location it's beautiful, and the restaurant itself too, the food not so much,most of their dishes (fish) were not fresh and and tested bad, I had food poisoning, and that say it all. It was also very confusing the fact that they do not have a menu, and the bill... More 

Thank Tattaresa
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth the effort of our walk from Acitrezza. Even though we arrived before it opened the Maitre de - Sebi - sat us at a table and brought us water whilst the staff set up the restaurant for that evening's service. Once they were ready, the service was good and the food and wine excellent. Will definitely return if... More 

Thank soulmanleeds
Kansas City, Missouri
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294 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The outskirts of Acireale are not, a priori, a place where one expects to find a pleasant restaurant. Yet, La Polena beats the odds. It has pleasant grounds even a view of the sea and free parking. The service is adequate. Their pasta a la vongole was very good with plenty of clams but the involvitini of sworffish were somewhat... More 

Thank martinezcm
Mosta, Malta
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

I had the opportunity to visit the restaurant with a group of friends and after three years since last visit it is still excellent.

Thank dennis337
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

we were a group of 9 from Malta for a day visit in Sicily . excellent food , friendly staff,nice atmosphere. price very reasonable . what else you want , i just recommend it !

Thank Michel-Borda
London, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

I came to this restaurant to celebrate the 60th birthday of my mother. The place looks good. The staff was friendly and efficient. The menu was all fish, from the starters to the pastas. The food was so good and delicious. Really good quality.

Thank Sergio N

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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$32 - US$54
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale Per Catania 178, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: +39 095 764 9810
The Restaurant "La Polena" is located in a privileged geographical position, surrounded by the lush vegetation of the Sicilian gardens, a few steps from the sea of Acitrezza, but almost on a hillside with superb views of Etna. There are many reasons to come to eat at this restaurant: friendly atmosphere, the welcome in a refined setting, but not sought after, in which you feel at ease and above all his extraordinary dishes that blend tradition and creation. You offer seafood dishes that are inspired by Mediterranean tradition with international influences, having the chef Sebastian Finocchiaro, worked in Saint Moritz, London and Tokyo, and returned to his homeland accumulated experience, nourishing a genuine passion. The restaurant "La Polena", offers its customers an exclusive catering service, in elegant and stylish locations, for sure reliance for the success of your events.

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