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Via Alessi 15/17, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 313792
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun 19:30 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Pecorino cheese overpowering the vegetable main ingredient. In a city like Catania you'll expect fresh... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 sat at the bar. She said yes. I then waited, and waited and waited for... More 

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egregia sig. LaLaNola, ci dispiace veramente per quanto accaduto, per quanto non ci pare lei avesse avanzato quella sera rimostranze... More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

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
Gdynia, Poland
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

But average food, we were quite disappointed. But prices are very good. So it is an ok place to spend a few nice moments, eat sth fresh and decent.

Thank kasi29
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here for dinner. Staff excellent. Extensive menu , reasonably priced, and we enjoyed our pasta dish. We ate alfresco, and there was plenty of room inside as well.

Thank Fab45
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

It is very busy place, you might wait for a table on the stairs, but they have separate bar aswel. It took long time to take our order, lucky us we had drink already. We ordered typical pasta Norma which was amazing. It is very atmospheric place for dinner. You dont get usual bill, staff just tell you some amount,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Visited Nievski Easter Sunday and found friendly staff and good food. We had the mixed fish which I would recommend. They also have a bio menu. There is a good selection of beers and a relaxed atmosphere. Whatever your views this is an interesting place to visit and not on the tourist trail.

Thank chelseacarol
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

It's a smoker place with a small room for non smokers. We waited for 1 hour to get a table and there was no food left. We ordered 3 times and all the times the writers came to tell us that the food ordered was not available. At the end they served something different from what I had ordered anyway!... More 

Thank Filippo L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

We chose to eat here based on the good review in the lonely planet. We shared an antipasti dish of cheeses and meats, which we both enjoyed. The mains (calamari for me and a pasta dish for my wife) were also very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
19:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?