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Il Gambero Pazzo

Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 461 6819
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place blew us away! It was absolutely incredible. First, the service. This is a family run place and from the moment you walk through the door, you feel like a member of the family. I am celiac and was treated with the utmost care....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sasha A
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We took a day manue for 30€ which included 6-7 cold appetizers, 4-5 hot, grilled fish on your choice, bottle of wine and limoncello. Food was pure happiness and every bite heavenly! I would come here every night ...☺️😋 Do not be deceived by entrance....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 153ksenijam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is an excellent value for fresh fish, definitely go hungry. Go after 9pm if you want to dine with the locals. You will need a reservation. Not far from the fish market.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TJRTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was just round the corner from the place where we stayed for the night and we found it through google reviews. Note that the restaurant is on the first floor up a very unspectacular stairs. The interior is basic but the food was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roam800682
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We’re half Italians, so we tried a lot of restaurants in Italy and specially here in Sicily! It’s not for granted that you will find a good service in Sicilia, but finally “il gambero pazzo” with their excellent trained staff, has been a restaurant which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank adrianonuzzaci
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Visited after reading good reviews on Trip Advisor. So many 5/5, thought we had to try We did the 25 euro tasting menu. Here are my thoughts: Overall: Nice atmosphere, plenty of food, diverse tasting of cuisine, but food was less than ideal. We were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Max M
Reviewed 23 October 2018

One of the best meals we've had during our travels throughout Europe. Excellent appetizers, main, bottle of wine for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Csm2j
Reviewed 23 October 2018

A kind of hidden gem, we would not get there without a recommendation. The place serves tasty dinner at a very affordable price. Friendly service and the experience would be almost perfect. One thing to complain is espresso served in plastic cups. Be more environment-friendly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travellerzy
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I visited this place, following good feedbacks of the others. Two nights in the row we had dinner there. You will be surprised on your first visit to see how full is there with no sign at the main street and being in a quiet...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mohammad A
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Fabulous place down a tiny street. No hovering staff, no frills, just excellent service. One of us went for the €25 multi starter, the other a selection from the menu. Staff coordinated arrival of food so we ate at same time. As others said, fabulous...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mrpiggy2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
6:45 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 333 461 6819
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And welcoming typical Sicilian trattoria set in the center of Catania next to Piazza Frederick of Swabia is located where the Ursino castle, there are approximately 50 seats reservation is required, and we expect you to enjoy our dishes prepared with traditional recipes of the island.
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