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Antiche Botti

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Via del Santuario 5 | San Giovanni Montebello, 95014, Giarre, Sicily, Italy
+39 392 520 7135
20:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant in Giarre to accommodate a group of 20 people following our daughters baptism. It's a long story, but a friend of a friend lives in Giarre and knew the owners and personally went to the restaurant ahead of time to ask them to do a short notice reservation. They agreed and we went the... More 

Thank Dustin R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hidden away in the hills above GIarre and was suggested to us by a friend. The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly and patient. We actually went there twice while on holiday. Great restaurant!

Thank Alan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing! We had the antipasti of the house and everything was mouth watering!!!! Would definitely recommend this restaurant!!!!

Thank Emanuella C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

They have very nice food, and work a lot with fresh ingredients and vegetables. Offer pizzas, pastas and meat and fish dishes. Very frequented by the locals, which is always a good sign!! Dishes are very good value for money. They have a degustative with a little bit of everything, which you could well get recommended. This is lovely and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very authentic local restaurant, typically Sicilian. Offering a varied menu, but at the time of our visit, very much into the porcini mushrooms. Despite the language barrier, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Substantial portions of excellent food. Highly recommended.

Thank chrishurley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Extremely good waitering, smooth service, and excellent Sicilian food. You only hear Italian, read Italian, and see locals enjoy there meals. So no rubbish for tourists, one of the authentic places you want to spend your time in Sicily for a fair price.

Thank Luc V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Recommended by AirBnb host, this was a good dinner. We all 4 enjoyed our food and wine. Black pork, veal. Wine also very good.

Thank Matkakaveri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Recommended by our Airbnb host, it was awesome Back in the rural part of town outside Giarre, we had lovely antipasti, pizza and gnocchi. A festival was going on and fireworks went off every hour. A liter of wine, salad, pizza and prime piattii all for under 50 euros

Thank Terry M
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Very friendly atmosphere. We had a wonderful evening mixing with local enjoying every moment. Beautiful view during the day.

Thank laitmer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

A group tour lunch and all that entails but delivered with some panache and style . Mostly vegetable based and perfectly adequate to demonstrate the cuisine of the area . Have confidence.

Thank P_J_Murphy1962

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$65
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Santuario 5 | San Giovanni Montebello, 95014, Giarre, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Giarre
  • Phone Number: +39 392 520 7135
“OLD BARRELS”: a place where the tradition of yesterday becomes tribute and sophistication in the present.The restaurant has a warm and relaxing atmosphere in which the dishes of our land are proposed and interpreted with ever new creativity although maintaining their original uniqueness.Our project aims to convey the flavor of traditional Sicilian cuisine, the wines of Etna and our gastronomic culture which includes a wide choice of pizza (leavened and baked slowly into the wood oven).You will be welcomed in a relaxing environment and you will be pampered by our staff, in a landscape unique, situated on the slopes of Etna, and able to offer you glimpses of extraordinary beauty, where time seems to stand still.The large green open spaces surrounded by orange trees, a large indoor restaurant and the lounge pizzeria from which you can admire the restored ancient winery that has preserved the original structure of the "Old Barrels", once used for the production of wine and finally a small rustic room of 20 seats, ideal for candlelight dinners and / or business lunches or dinners, are just waiting to welcome you with the typical warmth of Sicilians and their homeland.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?