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Cous Cous Fest

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Address: San Vito lo Capo, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0923 974300

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Relaxed different night out....

We were in the evening before the closing day last week .....it was nice ....live cooking shows then we ate there....walked around .....stands are quite scattered not all in one... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Saint Julian's, Malta
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

In the streets they serve couscous for which you have to pay heavily. The quality, though, is rather average. One needs to like huge crowds to walk along

Thank tseardz
Saint Julian's, Malta
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We were in the evening before the closing day last week .....it was nice ....live cooking shows then we ate there....walked around .....stands are quite scattered not all in one area but it was worth visiting. San Vito Lo Capo beach is lovely and the village itself....we ll try and go again!

Thank cnx003
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for about an hour around 18:00 on a Thursday. The streets were pedestrian only, stages were preparing for the evening shows and lot's of shops and stands were open. We strawled through the streets and bought ourselves tickets for 20€ for 2 persons which included a cous cous dish by choice (8 choices), one beverage (beer, wine, non... More 

Thank Bert V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were excited to be able to experience this popular culinary event. it was well-set up with tents spread around town. ten euro's for a plate of food, a plastic cup of nondescript wine and juicy melon dessert is a good deal, with plenty of variety from vegetarian, fish to meat; but our plates were filled with well-prepared couscous with... More 

Thank DutchTreat2013
Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A perfect settings for one of the most famous ambient cooking ingredient : Cous cous. You could taste regional version from more than 10 countries , everything is organized very well , entertainment included , very famous singer concerts and more and the last but not the least ! San Vito !!! Amazing place!

Thank stefano_pittaluga
Medford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

This feast is amazing! For 10 euros you can have a large bowl of cous cous, wine and a dessert. Also there are various vendors selling wine, cheeses, desserts and a nameless number of items where you can taste test for free. They will entice you to buy, but you will definitely leave the festival full and happy.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

It is a very well organized cous cous festival held every September in the picturesque fishermen village of San Vito Lo Capo,Trapani province.The streets of the little village are full of people flocking from one stall to the other,tasting different types of cous cous (from Maghreb, Senegal, Tunisia, Brazil) and a whole variety of local Sicilian produce (from local cheeses... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Many years ago when first conceived and executed the Cous Cous Fest held in San Vito Lo Capo was BOTH different & fun. NOW sooooo many years later an original 3-5 day event is scheduled to last TEN (10) days later this month. PLEASE SPARE US! I like Cous Cous..BUT..a 10 day festival based on this North African grain.. Are... More 

Thank Joe2552
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

One of the best restaurants in San Vito. Large portions, good taste, nice service. The place has pretty garden.

Thank Darsik
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2014

We stayed at the cous cosus fest with about 50 people. The cous cous was not good. Each dish of couscous cost € 10. Will definitely not more. The city is beautiful! A tourist resort highly for pretty big beach. The town deserves. From a visit to the historical - cultural, has nothing. only a city for a holiday. The... More 

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