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Trattoria Catania Ruffiana

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Via Aloi 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 216 2222
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
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Turin, Italy
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the center of Catania, the trattoria failed to impress me : the entries were all good (nothing to complain about then,) yet I can't actually recall anything that emerged out of the ordinary "good-meal" level. The starters were served in the same dish one after the other and probably after the first two the rest inherited the taste... More 

Thank mackodenes
cataniaruffiana, Proprietario at Trattoria Catania Ruffiana, responded to this review
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Caro recensore è stato un sollievo visitare i luoghi che la vedono rifocillarsi. Ci è stato ancora più di conforto... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is a little outside of the busiest tourist routes in town. There is a rich fish menu of primi and secondi. The scialatelle with seafood and topinambour are excellent and so is their "antipasti di mare". The house desserts include a ricotta, pistachio and chocolate cake which is excellent and a delicious dark chocolate cake with roasted pine... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was searching for a place to eat,close to our apartment, it was bit difficult to find it. The food was good, the service was bit slow, but overall it was a good decesion to try it out.

Thank Balazs Z
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We took the menu 27€ Anti pasti,first plate(always pasta in Italy),second plate and dessert + 1/2 L water per person and 1/4 local wine per person included. Verry nice people! Verry good food

Thank lientjec
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I simply love this place, an old school family run business. Excellent food, helpful staff and a great atmosphere. This restaurant makes the whole trip for me.

Thank Andrew C
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I am a New Yorker who has been living in Catania for most of the past five years. I love this place -- great food and very authentic. I often bring guests here, and they love it. The appetizer is 14 plates, each fantastic. You will not leave hungry.

1 Thank Jay G
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Good visit, good atmosphere. The food is goood, but nothing astonishing. 3 star food. The waiter was very very nice. 5 stars. Don't take the hous wine (at least the white). It's not good at all. So 3.5 star experience as average

Thank Gabriel C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We've been here twice and both times the food and service have been amazing. The squid ink pasta is by far the best here compared to other places we've had it. The shrimp risotto is amazing and at the end of our dinner they brought out this lemon sorbet type dessert; I'm guessing as a palate cleanser. They also brought... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Being in the city center for lunch before our departure from the airport, our choice fell on Catania Ruffiana because of the positive feedbacks. Completely well deserved, I'd add. First of all, the service provided: an extremely skilled Albanian waiter looked after of us with his suggestions and introducing our choices. A true professional. What about the food: an amazing... More 

Thank Roberto M
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food here was great and reasonably priced! We were a party of 6 for dinner and we were all happy with the food we ordered! They have a large selection of fish on the menu, which anyone who ordered was happy with. They also had some pastas for vegetarians. The waiting staff were great, very helpful and friendly! Will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Aloi 50, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 216 2222
On Christmas holidays the structure WILL BE OPENED on MONDAY 'December 19 and 26 2016 . Catania Ruffiana wishes you HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?