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Caffe Cipriani

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Italian, Bar, Cafe
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Piazza Lionardo Vigo 3/4, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 605696
03:30 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We absolutely loved this place! We stumbled across it on a last minute stop off, on a very grey day, en route to the airport. We only really stopped for a quick drink but ended up eating a stunningly good arancini and severely beautiful pastries. The setting is stunning and the staff were far and away the friendliest we came... More 

Thank frogmid
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

An ok cafe in central Acireale. Gelatos were average. The Arancini are pretty nice. The place has a good vibe as well.

Thank ArcticRoll
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Grate place for granita and brioche, nice place in the centre of the city, great service. They also have arancini but I didn't try them

Thank Marco S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

if you are in the area, its busy, buzzy, chaotic, ( you may have to queue for a table) the waiters speak little or no English ( not necessarily a bad thing of course) please do go late morning for cafe, granita ( try the mulberry in season ) and the most delicious brioche to dip in as it melts......2... More 

Thank Diana S
Budapest, Hungary
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a very fashionable cafe right in the city center of Acireale, worth to try both the icecream and the cakes ( canollo!) Nice staff, but they do not really speak english, try out you italian!

Thank peti1950
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Best GRANITA in Acireale! perfect view (in front of St Sebastian church), good service, excellent quality food

Thank reachjulian
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I had the pistacchio granita with brioche. Compared to the granita I've had before, it was both better and worse... I know that's a strange way to describe something, but let me explain. The first few bites were very good. The granita tasted a lot more homemade than the others I've had--rich, creamy, very very nutty (vs artificial flavoring)... and... More 

Thank Rebecca P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,742 reviews
1,088 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,501 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

We came to acireale in part to try the local ice cream which supposedly is famous. In trying to find a good shop, most places had really artificial ice cream so we kept looking. We ended up here more because we gave up at some point. The ice cream is ok, but below average for sicily and much inferior to... More 

Thank HelenaGuerra
Milan, Italy
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

It was one of the best granita I tasted in Sicily for my holiday. The best flavour is pistacchio!! The brioche is just amazing... Price low because it's not for tourists.

1 Thank Antonio_12_12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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167 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Nice place To have a coffee , panini , aperitivo etc. The granita's are excellent. They have numerous flavours. Tried Peach which was Great. Also gelsi was good although I have had better in catania. Limone very sour but o so good... Try toghether with brioche like the Italiaans do...

Thank mvandervalk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Italian, Bar, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
03:30 - 00:00
03:30 - 00:00
03:30 - 00:00
03:30 - 00:00
03:30 - 00:00
03:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Lionardo Vigo 3/4, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: +39 095 605696
The Cafe Cipriani, local historian , is located in the central Piazza Leonardo Vigo 3/4 in Acireale (CT) , the heart of the beautiful town on the slopes of Mount Etna , and the nature reserve of La Timpa ( lava ridge overlooking the sea ) . The Cafe Cipriani is located in front of one of the most beautiful monuments of Sicilian Baroque , Basilica of St. Sebastian . It ' was renovated a few years ago and is constantly evolving to make it even more magical atmosphere to give to its customers. It has 15 seats for non-smokers and in 10 /80 ( stsgione summer ) outside seating in the romantic place where you can admire all the details in the monumental facade of the Basilica . Open all year (except for a break in November and closed the week on Wednesdays) guests could enjoy , standing or sitting comfortably , from simple coffee , drink hot chocolate, crushed ice or ice cream, snack bar to all that the Cipriani Coffee offers its customers . For a complete list of all the goodies we refer to the full menu .

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