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Via Alessi 15/17, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 313792
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (2 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“local wine” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Alessi 15/17, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Nice, went for dinner and sat opposite a mural of great communists and socialists, we managed to get up to 15 matches. interesting local wine list and knowlegeable staff. Some of the diners were obviously old trots in a place they felt happy in. Chilled...More

Thank captainbruceLondon
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Great location, nice interior and very nice tables on the stairs outside. Food was rather avarage but cocktails amazing quality for 5€. Great place for pre-drinks. Very friendly staff!

Thank Karin P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Interesting bar, down the old steps, socialist/communist themed so loads of cool decor and interesting crowd. Generally people will hang out and mingle on the steps a bit higher up so is a good spot to meet people. We couldn't get served for ages though...More

Thank Nate B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our first evening in Catania we finished check-in about 19.30 and needed a light snack and a drink. This was provided swiftly and efficiently for 30 euros - two bottles of local wine included. The next evening we went there for pre-dinner refreshment and then...More

Thank martinu
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The food and location is really good. We had fresh fish, and it was the best ever. Service is just very effecient, nothing more. The street is really nice.

Thank Ragnhild K
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We walked around Catania for hours trying to find a restaurant that didn't cater solely for English-speaking tourists and found this place not ten metres from our hotel entrance after having given up. This is not gourmet food by any means but it is honest,...More

Thank AtticusPenfold
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

In my opinion there's probably better seafood options in Catania city center. Not really impressed with the standards of the restaurant ( I smoke but I do not appreciate the fact that everyone does inside, waiters included.) The meatballs of eggplants taste too much like...More

Thank R_B_Ginger
Reviewed 3 January 2017

It all started when we walked in, and talked to a young woman that informed us the entire place was completely reserved. No problem there. It was New Years Eve, so that was to be expected. I asked if it would be ok if we...More

Thank LaLaNola
Saro N, Proprietario at Nievski, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We really loved the atmosphere here, it's like a socialist, hippie kind of place. The food is cheap and pretty good. There's also a smoking area where you can drink, eat and hangout.

Thank Laura_uit_Eindhoven
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I loved the place and especially the food. I ordered steak and it was cooked perfect. The wine was great as well. Only bad thing is you can smoke inside. I was never told about a non-smoking area. Still, I would gonback

Thank egajuan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessi 15/17, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 313792
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The restaurant is located in the stairway Nievski Alessi which overlooks the street crociferi of Catania, a few hundred meters from Piazza Duomo square or University Arranged over two floors offers two environments for dinner, one for smokers and one non-smoking room on the second floor instead you can find yourself in tranquility.
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