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Il Vecchio Bastione

Via del Vecchio Bastione 27, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 310903
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
28 Sep 2016
“A surprise for Catania.. warm welcome with proseco!”
16 Apr 2016
“Fantastic start to Sicily trip”
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via del Vecchio Bastione 27, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were two times guest, once with reservation, the other time with no reservation. Both time very good experience. Good Pizza's and good seafood

Thank Pauline V
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This seafood restaurant offers a set menu with 10 small dishes to sample different types of seafood and types of preparation. We then had 2 pasta dishes. Very generous helpings as we were full after the starters. Amazing quality of produce, well prepared and great...More

Thank Julian F
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We came across this restaurant because it is signed on the end of a building on a main road...otherwise we would have missed it as it is up an alley and not visible from the side road. It was Monday night, so quiet...only 2 customers...More

1  Thank Sean O
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

We arrived and liked the Place a Lot. It's modern and kind of stylish so we expected a nice evening. We ordered a Sweet wine. After some Minutes they gave us the 1st One to Try - it was obviously dry we Told them and...More

Thank Niklas Z
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I had a wonderful lunch here. The starter was three smoked fish and main course fillet of veal with vegetables. Good wine, good service and lovely location.

2  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We went there to have dinner and after half an hour in the table they hadn't even given us the menu (!!!). And it wasn't full. We finished after 1:45 minutes there. Moreover, something weird happens: you see the Italians eating there all kinds of...More

1  Thank Polcc
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

One advice might be useful to consider: if you take the fix menu (and I strongly recommend to do so) - you can taste 10 types of fresh seafood a pasta and desert accompanied with a bottle of wine. This all cost 30 EUR per...More

1  Thank Gábor L
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, very good wine & fresh sea food. Great service, definitely a must visit when in Catania. Prices are good compared to other places.

Thank Mada A
Reviewed 14 June 2015

A picturesque restaurant, charming environment down to the little details. Fantastic service and welcoming staff. Interesting menu and good choice of meals. I ordered a spinach and ricotta pizza with a stuffed crust and was impressed not only with the wonderful flavour but also the...More

Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

The service is friendly and professional, though, I did not like to be told the menu without being presented with the list of ingredients and not knowing the prices. If the menu is changed, as explained depending on the fresh produce, they should invest in...More

1  Thank Sulina_Malta
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Vecchio Bastione 27, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 310903
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IVB is a new place, consisting of two rooms: a wider and the other upstairs, more intimate. Specializing in the preparation of delicious dishes of fish, without neglecting the pizzas with the edge stuffing, proposals with creativity and imagination. Ideal location for receptions and banquets of all kinds. Visit us.
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