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Via Provinciale, 98030 Forza d'Agro, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 721105
11:00 - 23:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful View on the waterfront good pasta and entrees average. Very busy but good service. I recommend it for the first

Thank genninaitaly
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at this place as a group of 8 guests at 20:00 on Monday. The place was completely empty. We were waiting for menu for almost 15 minutes, were introduced to the idea of fixed sets, which came with cheap table wine. What a great place for celebrating a birthday :) But we decided to stay and this was... More 

Thank Misusik
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We went for the fixed price multi course menu. It is way, way too much food, it's obscene. One between two is probably enough. The food itself is generally good, I would say half of the plates were really nice and most of the others were decent, although a couple were poor. It's not exactly romantic, more like a relentless... More 

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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I have been there in December and when I go to know that I'm visiting Sicily again, the first thing I did was book. A friend of ours had his birthday so I asked the owner if he can organise a cake. They usually don't but he very kindly got us a cake we had ordered. The food is so... More 

Thank AnneliseCa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

A sperb fish based restaurant which offers a buffet style fish food .glorious food was served to us at a very reasonable price for the ammount you get . Staff is very friendly . And the owner was very gentle helping us to park the vechile at his parking .

1 Thank Randolph C
Zafferana Etnea, Italia
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I come here regularly and it is definitely an experience: a fixed menu which is always made of fresh food, quantities are huge so just give up the idea of ordering a full menu for one person unless you are really really hungry. You can decide if you want to go for starters only (there are around 12 of them),... More 

1 Thank bonus882
Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Set menu. There must have been at least 12 starters in the antipasti. They just kept on coming. Most were mouth-wateringly delicious. Go slow. The manager asked us if we still wanted the two grilled fish orders towards the end of the procession of starters. We went for one and could barely finish that. No room for dessert or grappa.... More 

1 Thank Philip B
Messina, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I have been there several times, and it is always great: Delicious food in big portions (we didn't manage to pass the starters); Perfect service (once they made a mistake on the bill and I didn't realize it. They called to give back 10 EUR and offered us another delicious lemon sorbet); Price/Quality ratio is simply unbeatable, even for Sicilian... More 

Thank Ivan I
Birkirkara, Malta
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Honestly speaking, we went there as a family group and I did not check about the prices. We were served a welcome drink, flowing wine, flowing water and soft drinks. As an antipasto, we were served many different dishes mainly fish which were all mouth watering. We had no space in stomach for the main course which was grilled fish.... More 

Thank ElmerKarol
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

My family and I had our christmas lunch in this restaurant located in Forza D'agro' in Messina province. The restaurant is just 30 mins from Messina and it is easy to reach if you have a car. The location is very suggestive with a beautiful terrace on the sea and the typical sicilian countryside. the interior of the restaurant is... More 

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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$28 - US$48
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Provinciale, 98030 Forza d'Agro, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Forza d'Agro
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 721105

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