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Donna Carmela

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Contrada Grotte, 5, Riposto, Sicily, Italy
+39 348 595 2412
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Salina, Malta
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A really exceptional restaurant. The food is exquisite, prepared with care and a combination of classical dishes with added Sicilian flavours. The wine list is impressive and the staff are knowledgeable and very helpful.

Thank mtvella
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The restaurant is beautiful and very quiet at lunch time. The food is excellent and prices are not very high. Great value. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael D
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Large wine list. Very deliscious fresh food, great service at reasonable prices. Very nice location.

Thank nicola f
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

In one word, brilliant. Not cheap but excellent value. If you're looking for something great this place takes full marks

Thank Said0
Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We stayed 3 extra nights at the hotel to enjoy the wonderful ambience at the restaurant Delicious tasting menus paired with great Sicilian wines. Excellent breakfast buffet. Grazie Mille tutti !

Thank Peter C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Had a business dinner here. The level of the food is increadible: all the dishes were minute made (and in fact waited a lot), with very fresh and genuine ingredients. We had a potate soupe, an octopus, and some paste, basically a "fish oriented" menu but with some intrusion of meat. The presentation of plates and the servie along with... More 

Thank Sgorla
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Buffet menu for a large group very nicely executed. Pasta just a touch on the hard side of a perfect "al dente", but again difficult to criticize given the size of the group. Great melanzane. Excellent "frittura di pesce" which was served individually in a paper cone. Please do not miss their superb ricotta cannoli, the best we had in... More 

Thank NYC-piano
Tring, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This turned into one of the most relaxing and enjoyable meals during our visit to Sicily. Our accommodation wasn't far away and we found this on the internet, whilst trying to find good food close by - which was proving difficult. So on the spur of the moment we decided to try for lunch (with no booking!). Once we were... More 

Thank Julie01442
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is part of a boutique hotel and nursery. It is a little out of the way, but no problem if you have a car with a GPS. You need to use the intercom to gain access through the compound gates. We found the restaurant quite elegant and the staff very professional. We were a group of 8 and... More 

1 Thank TorontoTraveller37
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Visited this secluded restaurant after visiting Piante Faro. The food was extraodinary and the staff very friendly. The setting of the restaurant in the boutique hotel ambience is unique.

1 Thank Joe C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Grotte, 5, Riposto, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Riposto
  • Phone Number: +39 348 595 2412

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