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Travellers' Choice2023
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Restaurant in the historic center of Catania Fresh fish every day for lunch and dinner and if you want you can also stop for an aperitif! We believe that cooking is much more than a set of recipes. For us it is telling Sicily through its flavors
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews seafood langoustines spaghetti fresh fish tartare caponata bread shrimp great atmosphere fantastic meal beautiful restaurant great food and service grazie mille nice dinner recommend this restaurant last night manuel
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On being seated we were left for a while before managing to get a waiters attention. The staff spend lots of time rushing round not actually doing anything We were seated outside the bathroom which was flooding and there were mopping up in front of...the clients We ordered our starter and main course. Asking for the fish of the day also asking what it came with to which we were told grilled vegetables. Our starter arrived but before finishing the mains also arrived. Not the fish of the day but a tiny piece of fish alongside some squid and a prawn. Very strange but it was ok. When bill arrived we were charged for the grilled vegetables. They took 2 euros off bill charged 6 euros!!! Also charged for the salad that was supposed to be includedMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on our last night in Catania. It’s lovely food and delicious wine. However, every single table received bread but us. We asked twice - two different servers - to no avail. We were the only non Italian table in the restaurant. Cover...charge was included on the bill. I’ve no idea why we were ignored. I’ve no idea why our bread request was refused twice. Maybe they don’t want non-Italian tourists. Maybe they don’t want a group of three women. Please don’t charge us for what you won’t give us. We won’t be back and I would advise non Italian women to avoid.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Grazie per aver condiviso la tua esperienza. Siamo davvero dispiaciuti di sentire che la tua visita non sia stata all'altezza...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend, delicious food great staff! Come to this restaurant. Great seafood risotto and lobster linguine

Date of visit: May 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your recommendation! 🌟 We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the seafood risotto and lobster linguine, and that our staff made your experience even better. We look forward to having you back for another delicious meal soon! 🍝😊

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing menu, tasty options for all tummy sizes and a full bar. Nice environment and polite waiting staff. Easily spend a few hours here. Ask to meet Oscar the bear.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! 🌟 We're thrilled you enjoyed our menu, the bar, and the friendly atmosphere. It's fantastic to hear that you had a pleasant experience with our staff. And yes, Oscar the bear is always happy to make new...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply outstanding! This seafood gem offers a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds with every bite. Each dish is thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented, showcasing the chef's passion for perfection. Impeccable service and a welcoming atmosphere make it the perfect destination for...seafood aficionados.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the symphony of flavors our dishes offer and appreciated the care and passion put into each presentation. It’s wonderful to know that the service and atmosphere added to your experience....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First 2 dishes were good. Main course for both was burned. I had grilled octopus ans my partner rainbow trout! Overall disappointmentMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your main courses did not meet expectations, especially after a promising start with the first two dishes. We take your comments seriously and will address the issue to ensure that every meal is cooked...More

Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

Perfect place with really excellent service, food and wine. A lot of Sicilian food. Great limoncello at the end.!!!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your glowing review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, from the excellent service to the Sicilian food and wine. It's great to know that the limoncello was a highlight for you at the end of your meal....More

Reviewed 5 April 2024

It was lovely dinner, amazing. As a girlfriend of an restaurant owner I know what I say 😀🔥 If you wanna eat fresh good food… You’re in the right place :)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic review! It's especially meaningful to receive such high praise from someone with insider knowledge of the restaurant industry. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and found our food to be fresh and delicious. We appreciate your endorsement...More

Reviewed 5 April 2024 via mobile

It was the best rizzoto I ever taste Also the staff and owner very kind and friendly Very professional job and fresh fish!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the risotto and found it to be the best you've ever tasted. It’s great to know that the kindness and friendliness of our staff and owner added to your experience, along with...More

Reviewed 5 April 2024

Unglaublich toll! Allein reisend, und an einem Donnerstagabend fand ich wirklich PERFEKTEN Service, unglaublich leckeres Essen (Miesmuscheln, danach Schwertfischröllchen), ganz wunderbare Atmosphäre - einfach genial!!!! Unbedingt hier essen! Travelling on my own, and in the middle of the week, I was met with perfect and...super friendly service staff, unbelievably delicious food (cozze, and later, sword-fish involtini) and all this in a truly beautiful atmosphere - accompanied by the perfect glass of white wine with my dish. Do not not miss out! Absolutely every-one in this place makes you feel so welcome and looked after in a perfectly unobstusive way. I NEVER write comments - but this truly deserves an excemption!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We are thrilled to hear that your experience was nothing short of exceptional, from the service to the food and the atmosphere. It's always our goal to make every guest feel welcome and well cared for, especially...More

Reviewed 26 March 2024

Great pasta dishes however service not that efficient. Struggle to see who should be served next. If you don't mind that try it.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2024

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our pasta dishes! We always aim to provide delicious meals that leave a positive impression. However, we're sorry to hear about your experience with the service. Providing efficient...More

Reviewed 24 March 2024

Creative, tasty food was the hallmark of our meal at Calarittu: the capanata Siciliana was just a little warm and the eggplant, zucchini, and olives each very distinctive and tasty. The swordfish was cooked perfectly and the pasta with clams was excellent. Would definitely return...for another mealMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2024

Thank you for sharing your experience at Calarittu! It's fantastic to hear that creativity and taste were the highlights of your meal. We're glad that the caponata Siciliana, with its distinct and delicious combination of eggplant, zucchini, and olives, met your expectations. It's also great...More

Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

Nice restaurant for fish, fresh products and nice and friendly staff - not much option if you do not eat fish other than a couple of dishes... but again a fish restaurant so choose wisely 😀. They made us pay the bill from the table...next to ours which was more expensive by mistake... to be honnest I did not noticed and could have easily let it pass but they were very honnest and gave me back the difference. Lovely area where the resto is located tooMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our fish offerings and found our staff friendly and welcoming. We understand that our focus on fish might limit the options for those who prefer other dishes, and...More

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Perfect service, awesome staff, delicious food, would recomend any day of the week! Perfect dining expirience Definitely would come again!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024
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Grazie mille per la tua meravigliosa recensione! Siamo felici di sapere che hai apprezzato il nostro servizio impeccabile, il personale...More

Reviewed 29 February 2024

This spot is perfect… perfect food, perfect set up, perfect host.The food was fresh and very well prepared. We had so much fun. I highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Cala Rittu, Proprietario at Calarittu, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024
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Grazie mille per la tua fantastica recensione! Siamo felici che tu abbia trovato il nostro locale perfetto sotto ogni aspetto:...More

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