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I clerici

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Via Cardinale Dusmet 21/23, Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 349 151 9344
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13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Don't miss it!! It was one of the best dinners I have ever had. From the wine to the dessert everything was perfect. I went there for the fish but the past or salad were perfect. If you go to Catania is a must.

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Thank Mar F
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Atmosphere feels like an old cellar as you sit surrounded by bottles of wines, ranging from cheap to affordable to exorbitant! The food is very good and pasta cooked to perfection! We were there for lunch and it was quite empty so not quite sure what the dinners are like.

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Thank Klayremcg
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant has got quality written all over it. This place goes into my top 3 restaurants of all time. In a quiet setting in the old arches its a romantic spot and the food was lovingly prepared by a young chef. The waiter was attentive and accommodating and always there at the right time leaving you to... More 

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Thank jennyandian69
Winter Park, Florida
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163 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

The atmosphere is good. The menu is vast but the actual availability is limited. The food is average-. The service is almost non existent. Just no reason to eat here.

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Thank Spinner1123
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, menu was impressive and portion sizes more than ample however had to be reminded about the soft drinks, didn't have any ice and the meat although beautifully cooked was on the tough side.

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Thank 754416
Vancouver, Canada
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326 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We chose the patio that abutted a wonderful cavalcade of locals strolling by. Catania is a mix of so many influences and peoples; made all the more diverse with the arrival of refugees fleeing Africa. We hardly noticed the inner décor; although the red glass chandelier cannot be missed. The food was good, but most notable was the costly wine... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

i was there for lunch. one and only customer for 90 min. i ordered mixed apetizer and grilled calamari. they served appetizers in two different plate as cold and hot. the weakest point of cold appetizers was salmon, which is not a sicilian fish. the rest is ok. they served a squid instead of calamari. ın that point i don'... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Ate here recently with a group of work colleagues one of whom ordered for us. Most incredible raw fish starter, some fantastic sea urchin pasta and ink squid pasta. Others had dessert which looked equally good!

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Thank CorkKerry
Recife, PE
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

This well known restaurant is located in the centre of Catania, near the Piazza del Duomo. The food was first class, especially the antipastos, and the service was excellent. The restaurant was just opening when we arrived and they welcomed us warmly. Despite the fact that there was an event going on at the restaurant with a large number of... More 

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Thank Timothy H
Minneapolis
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We loved this restaurant. Attentive service. Great fish (will I ever have better swordfish?). We were first ones in the restaurant (come on Italians, dinner at 9?) and our waiter couldn't have been nicer. Good wine recommendation. We would absolutely go back. Also good value.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:00
Monday
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cardinale Dusmet 21/23, Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 349 151 9344

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