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“Don't waste your time”
Review of La siciliana

La siciliana
Ranked #410 of 1,014 Restaurants in Catania
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We chose this restaurant based on the 2017 Michelin guide and were very disappointed on many fronts. 1) No english menu and waiters were not forthcoming in helping us understand our options. They watched us "google translate" for about 30 minutes before coming to our table to take our order. 2) As foreign guests, we felt the pressure to quickly eat and leave 3) Food was just ok and service was terrible.

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Thank carolecmyers
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Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

I thought it was a classic Sicilian restaurant, but there is a gap between classic and old. I prefer to not wast time writing about the yellow tablecloths, and the "crackers" served as bread, when I have 3 important complains to do.
1) I've asked for a chicken with lime... And I got lime with chicken... Without any fantasy or decoration there was half chicken submerged in a kind of lime juice. No good!
2) Service was terrible. Waiters were talking in Sicilian dialect about us.
3) Some of my friends asked for a second course at 22:50, but the kitchen was closed, chefs were gone even with few costumers seated and still eating.
Afterwords, we paid 2,50 euros each for the "coperto" plus 15% service...! Double service for no service!!!

1  Thank Gabriela N
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Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

This restaurant serves delicious regional food, nicely presented. Antipasti, primi and secondi were all tasty; fish and meat were equally good. We did not have any dessert.

The wine list is predominantly composed of Sicilian options, with very reasonable prices.

Service is attentive and rapid.

The room is pleasant and nicely furnished. The atmosphere is conducive to conversation and very family-friendly.

I would eat here again.

Thank YEGYEG
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

I had the pleasure of dining in this restaurant 3 times in the past 6 months, twice for business and once for pleasure, and on all occasions I was truly satisfied. The decor, the layout and the atmosphere is traditional Sicilian, and so is the service: the restaurant is full of seasoned waiters who manage this labyrinthine restaurant with admirable skill. The food is impeccable and very reliable. Wine list nicely composed, very reasonably priced. Plenty of good white wines for less than 15 euros. The meal itself was never cheap, but the investment was plenty worth it. When we visited last time with my husband, we booked for a late lunch, and even at 16:30, when we were the last guests left, and still slowly enjoying our coffee, the waiters were kind and jovial. A very reliable address for a fine meal when you are in Catania. Remember to make a reservation. Quite close to the airport (10/15 min in normal traffic), hence suitable for a lunch before a flight.

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Thank Giallo_Rossa_Roma
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Probably one of the best restaurant in Catania. You are invited to pick up your fish, raw at the ice counter. Ask it cooked in sea water....Delicious!!! and with greens only. one advice: limit the antipasti, else you will not have room for the fish. if you arre a sweet tooth, try the sicilian sweet canelli. A must is to have a last drink of passito de Pantelleria

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Thank BrusselsGilles
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