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Pasticceria Russo

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Via Vittorio Emanuele III 105, 95010 Santa Venerina, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 953202
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07:30 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
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London
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Taormina and Mount Etna. This is a great bakery / coffee shop. The cannoli are fantastic (ask for them if they are not on display!!)

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Thank Jorn H
London
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very old fashioned sweets baker - and all the better for it. Great cinnamon choux buns and delicious cannoli. The marzipan carved into fruit is an art in itself. The coffee room is lovely and dignified. Authentically lovely.

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Thank Robber222
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Oh my goodness what a lovely place! Understandably it has world wide recognition. It is a place of class so expect great service and produce.

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Thank Nick190722
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

If you stay in Santa venerina you need to make this pasticceria your morning stop. We went every morning for freshly made brioche, croissants and bread. The staff were incredibly friendly and they loved my two year son and always gave him sweets because he was a character, which was a lovely touch. Can't wait to go back next year!

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Thank David486
Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Very very good nothing mor to say is needless to say 🎯♥ Very very good We enjoyed very much from the servic . We enjoyed very much form the wide maneu. The dishes aare made from fresh ingridians high qwality ingridiants . The dishes are remarkble We enjoyed from every dish. Unblivble restorant. Namma Shetrit

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

We were told this is the best place to go for granite and brioche. We were not disappointed! It is a small and charming pasticceria which makes you feel like you are a part of the culture. So much better than any touristy pasticceria in Taormina! A must visit when in Santa Venerina!

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Very friendly pasticceria with a nice choice in typical sicilian dolce, to accompany a really good cuppa coffee. Inside, they have waited tables. Try their Cannoli filled with sweet ricotta cheese, dipped in pistache crumbs.

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Thank Caedalus
Vilnius
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

I am not very expert of sweets but this place was very unique. atmosphere is cozy and everything smells very good. coffee was stunning and i really felt spirit of Italian culture. gracie mille!!!

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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Fantastic place.....looks really tired and uninteresting from the outside, but once inside you are transferred to another world. I went there for the Canolli (amongst the best I have tried). I ended up trying not only the canolli but also various granita flavours, sweets, coffee and those amazing croissants covered in honey (try one!!!!). Brilliant place, lovely people!

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Thank Steve L
Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Was privileged to be able to go behind the scenes and watch Maria Nieva Russo hand painting the amazing marzipan candies here but possibly the highlight of the visit was tasting the canolli. I must admit here that it was the first I had ever eaten, but I only had to see it in comparison with others I'd seen to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:30 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele III 105, 95010 Santa Venerina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Santa Venerina
  • Phone Number: +39 095 953202

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