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La Dispensa dell'Etna

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Piazza Sant'Antonio 2, 95012, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 984258
09:40 - 23:50
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband have eaten here a couple of times during our stay in Castiglione di Sicilia, and this place have good food, atmosphere and excelent service. We had some pastadishes that was both nicely served, and had excelent taste.

Thank Tina S
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A lovely restaurant in the historic quarter . A very good set meal ,4 courses for 22 euros with lovely local wine.Service was excellent ,would highly recommend

Thank maryrS2562YT
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

A friendly restaurant serving simple, excellent food. This was without doubt the best meal that we had in Sicily, one of the least expensive as well. Mother cooks using local ingredients and it shows in the exceptional flavours.

Thank Andy H
Paris, France
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7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have to admit I was a little bit disappointed by the restaurant because of all the outstanding critics I had read before going. To my mind, the restaurant is really good but does not deserve an "excellence mention", especially compared to all the other Sicilian restaurant. I liked the meal though, and the formula was cheap, this is a... More 

Thank ltistif
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful location, excellent food and wine very nice and charming personnel. The best swordfish rolls ever!! Strongly recommended!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here today, and we enjoyed it very much. The service was friendly. The food was excellent, and the location is great

Thank Tamim K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Food was heavenly good, service was friendly and they gave good information about dishes in meny. Restaurant uses local products, wine, cheese and meat were all genuine Siciilian.

Thank Maaria J
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This place was very good. The outside looks very touristy with a neon Open sign but the food was very good. Can highly recommend getting the starter of 15 different Sicilian specialties. It was a great way to see what we did & didn't like.

1 Thank yellowhaus
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant and local produce shop creates a menu that is both typical of Sicily and specific to the local area around Etna. We tried most of the pastas and they were all excellent. The antipasti were also very good. No opinion on the Secondi as we ran out of space 😉

1 Thank James R
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This family run restaurant was fantastic, the welcome on arrival, the local food and wine and the setting are not to be missed. So good we went back. Thank you Fabio, Carmelita and Salvo we hope to see you again soon.

Thank Thenewpizzaman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:40 - 23:50
09:40 - 23:50
09:40 - 23:50
09:40 - 23:50
09:40 - 23:50
09:40 - 23:50
09:40 - 23:50
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Sant'Antonio 2, 95012, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Castiglione di Sicilia
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 984258
A warm and welcoming atmosphere as an house living room, in a unique location, in a family run business.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?