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Il Gambero Pazzo

Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 461 6819
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (10 reviews)
“mussels” (4 reviews)
“antipasti” (7 reviews)
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

A kind of hidden gem, we would not get there without a recommendation. The place serves tasty dinner at a very affordable price. Friendly service and the experience would be almost perfect. One thing to complain is espresso served in plastic cups. Be more environment-friendly...More

Thank Travellerzy
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We took a day manue for 30€ which included 6-7 cold appetizers, 4-5 hot, grilled fish on your choice, bottle of wine and limoncello. Food was pure happiness and every bite heavenly! I would come here every night ...☺️😋 Do not be deceived by entrance....More

Thank Ksenija M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place, following good feedbacks of the others. Two nights in the row we had dinner there. You will be surprised on your first visit to see how full is there with no sign at the main street and being in a quiet...More

Thank Mohammad A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place down a tiny street. No hovering staff, no frills, just excellent service. One of us went for the €25 multi starter, the other a selection from the menu. Staff coordinated arrival of food so we ate at same time. As others said, fabulous...More

Thank mrpiggy2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great start to the holiday the staff are very informative and helpful the salad so fresh and tasty the seafood was mouth watering

Thank martync1961
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had good reviews on TripAdvisor and we checked if it was open on Monday, as many restaurants in Italy seem to close Monday's. Website was clear stating it would be open. Unfortunately it was not. We arrived around 7 pm and even tried...More

1  Thank Zullu2014
janex80, Proprietario at Il Gambero Pazzo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Egregio signore vorrei spiegarle che su tripadvisor non è possibile inserire dati di chiusura attività per ferie,così come su google...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Best sea food i ever eated. The menu at 35 euro is so delicious and has plenty of food . I found this restaurant based on reviews and i was not dissapointed. Totally recommand it to others.

Thank dunareanu s
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We chose a complete menu to taste lots of different dishes. It was all fresh, with perfect and balanced flavours and with a good service! Before this restaurant I didn’t like seafood, now i love it!

Thank BoardingPass393573
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner with my husband. We went for the set menu for €25 each. This menu included 10 different starters, two pasta dishes, wine and lemoncello. The fish was all very fresh and good quality. The staff were all helpful. As I am not...More

1  Thank amoamo8
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We went for the full menu (35€ per person, contains 12 starters, 2 pasta dishes, fish-secondo, sorbet, limoncello, water, wine). Everything was prepared exquisitely, absolutely fresh ingredients and great service. If you like fish and seafood be sure to check out this place!

Thank Paula R
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Simona S
23 September 2018|
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I’m sorry but is close for holiday
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Marco A
12 August 2018|
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Se vuole per le ore 20 riusciamo ad poter gestire la sua prenotazione Saluti Sebastiano
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22 May 2018|
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Buonasera, signora per quante persone ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 333 461 6819
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And welcoming typical Sicilian trattoria set in the center of Catania next to Piazza Frederick of Swabia is located where the Ursino castle, there are approximately 50 seats reservation is required, and we expect you to enjoy our dishes prepared with traditional recipes of the island.
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