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A Cannata

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Via Umberto Primo 13, 98050 Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 984 3161
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Brussels, Belgium
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104 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff and a wide range of Seafood inspired dishes. The mussles, spada and stuffed calamares are all worth ordening!

Thank mathias d
Los Angeles
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Mr Santino owns this beautiful restaurant on the strand of Lingua in Salina. Food is super. Cozze (mussels) alla messinese and polipo (octopus) are the best appetizers. Their pastas are like you would expect to eat in a Sicilian home...so genuine and authentic! Our favorite ones: spaghetti alla siciliana; Maccheroni a la cannata; permette al profumo di salina. We are... More 

Thank francesca p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

We really loved the venue. We had a wonderful time there. We particularly enjoyed the food. Last but not least the lovely and Kind staff. A special mention for Mr Carluccio who was kind enough to take us to Santa Maria Salina every night. We will never forget his excellent service!

Thank Charamell
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Delicious fish and everything else! Great atmosphere I felt like at home. I ate great spaghetti alla Siciliana and grilled fish ( Mupa ). Beautiful!!!

Thank Katty W
Barcelona, Spain
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Well, I'm of the opinion that this place must change its food, prices, and service with the wind. It's the only way I can explain such mixed reviews for one restaurant. Here's my review: Based on all the positive reviews, we went along expecting a wonderful lunch. We just ordered a pasta each as we had lots of walking planned... More 

Thank only-ollie
Milan, Italy
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1,313 reviews
865 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

came for lunch and was pleasantly surprised having read some criticism . everything we tried was very good, we plan to be back since we had then later a major disappointment for dinner in another restaurant ranked higher

Thank nicolas s
Prato, Italy
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Good food, extremely friendly owner who knows how to treat clients and reasonable prices. A great night out for an island holiday.

1 Thank Alexandra S
Catanzaro Lido, Italy
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

the management is very nice, helpful and makes your dinner very pleasant. The food has good a quality and you leave satisfied although not exceptional

Thank gm75cz
Cardano al Campo, Italy
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

you cannot visit salina without having a lunch or dinner at A CANNATA! I gained few kgs in 4 days... all the dishes are delicious. cannot tell you what to choose... We tried almost all... And you must meet SAntino! A perfect gentleman!!! I love this island!

1 Thank carrie1967
Rome, Italy
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

The restaurant is simple, the owner is great, he makes the difference. The food was good but not really special. The spaghetti al fuoco was very tasty, I liked the involtini di pesce spada very particular. I was not impressed by the dessert.... The wine list i liked the idea of having only Sicilian wine.

1 Thank Cristiano C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Umberto Primo 13, 98050 Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Isola di Salina  >  Santa Marina Salina
  • Phone Number: +39 090 984 3161

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