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Via Alessi 15/17, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 313792
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (2 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“local wine” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Alessi 15/17, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place with a socialist theme has great food and a great decor. The waiters worked hard and were very nice.

Thank Isis v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took some fried fishes. No taste at all, not well cooked. Compared to some other restaurants we have been for the same kind of dishes this one take the last position.

Thank doucenuit
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Close to our hotel and a great place to start the evening with a drink.~Sitting on the chairs and tables set out on the steps just watching the world go by. Unsure of the menus as didn't seem much on there and think you probably...More

Thank CJonesUk
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Nice, went for dinner and sat opposite a mural of great communists and socialists, we managed to get up to 15 matches. interesting local wine list and knowlegeable staff. Some of the diners were obviously old trots in a place they felt happy in. Chilled...More

Thank captainbruceLondon
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Great location, nice interior and very nice tables on the stairs outside. Food was rather avarage but cocktails amazing quality for 5€. Great place for pre-drinks. Very friendly staff!

Thank Karin P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Interesting bar, down the old steps, socialist/communist themed so loads of cool decor and interesting crowd. Generally people will hang out and mingle on the steps a bit higher up so is a good spot to meet people. We couldn't get served for ages though...More

Thank Nate B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our first evening in Catania we finished check-in about 19.30 and needed a light snack and a drink. This was provided swiftly and efficiently for 30 euros - two bottles of local wine included. The next evening we went there for pre-dinner refreshment and then...More

Thank martinu
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The food and location is really good. We had fresh fish, and it was the best ever. Service is just very effecient, nothing more. The street is really nice.

Thank Ragnhild K
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We walked around Catania for hours trying to find a restaurant that didn't cater solely for English-speaking tourists and found this place not ten metres from our hotel entrance after having given up. This is not gourmet food by any means but it is honest,...More

Thank AtticusPenfold
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

In my opinion there's probably better seafood options in Catania city center. Not really impressed with the standards of the restaurant ( I smoke but I do not appreciate the fact that everyone does inside, waiters included.) The meatballs of eggplants taste too much like...More

Thank R_B_Ginger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessi 15/17, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 313792
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The restaurant is located in the stairway Nievski Alessi which overlooks the street crociferi of Catania, a few hundred meters from Piazza Duomo square or University Arranged over two floors offers two environments for dinner, one for smokers and one non-smoking room on the second floor instead you can find yourself in tranquility.
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