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Trattoria Chicchirichi

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$$ - $$$
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| Contrada Ogliastrello, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 27349
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Fredrikstad, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice people in a very nice place with an outstanding view from the terrace. Ask them to make you a full menu, and you will have an outstanding food-experience as well.

Thank bjornmyrvold
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Apologies to the owners of this wonderful restaurant, nestled on a hilltop, off the beaten path with spectacular views of the sea!!! We were lured here by a random taxi driver we hired to take us around the outskirts of Taormina. He suggested we visit his cousin's place, Trattoria Chichirrichi. I rolled my eyes, but agreed as you only live... More 

Thank Linda I
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The place is nice and very busy at lunch. The food is good and prices are Ok. The service is Ok too.

Thank Michael D
Speers Point, Australia
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just go there. Enjoy the great seafood, at a fixed price with various courses, an ever changing menu depending on the best local produce and all in an awesome location. The local wines are excellent. Be guided by Roberto and enjoy.. Rates as one of our best restaurant experiences in Italy. (Remember...The name of the trattoria means chicken but it... More 

1 Thank Tony Y
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

On the way to Castelmola, in a secluded though well signposted spot is Alberto's gem. He will stuff you to the gills with his off the menu dishes, all lovingly prepared on the premises. Off the tourist map, and all the better for it. DO NOT MISS! His generosity extends to leaving the Vino alla mandorle bottle on the table,... More 

3 Thank Raja B
Albany, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I just Googled "restaurant in Castelmola" and this one came up and it had great reviews so since we were staying at Villa Ducale which is very nearby I thought we would try it. They sent a driver to pick us up and take us back to our hotel. The owner waited on us and we never saw a menus... More 

1 Thank susan11111
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Cannot add to other reviews as they've said it all- just want to agree! Just don't eat all the pasta however much you're tempted!

Thank 84lo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a weekday using public transport. The owner offered to pick us up from the bus stop and then was kind enough to drive us to the summit of Castelmola since when we finished the meal it was late in the evening. The food was excellent. A very good variety of fish dishes which is reasonably... More 

1 Thank rfjv
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you only eat out once in the Castelmola / Taomina region then it has to be here. A feast for the eyes and taste buds. Course upon course of the most devine seafood. A unique dining experience. Alberto is the perfect host with a charming family. It was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Exceptional value and complete... More 

1 Thank frandell2016
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Cosimo our taxi driver recommended it and we were surprised to learn there was no menu. No problem. We were presented with course after course of locally sourced lovingly prepared fish, meat, vegetables. Warning : Arrive hungry!! Tooooo much food, a good complaint.

1 Thank FineDinerGalway

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Contrada Ogliastrello, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Castelmola
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 27349
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?