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Antica Badia fuoriporta

Via Cavalieri della Stella 11-13, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 362555
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cannoli” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (5 reviews)
“the owner” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Cavalieri della Stella 11-13, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The food and service in this restaurant were the best we experience in Sicily. The waiter was very helpful and explained to us in English what every dish on the menu consisted of, he also recommended a lovely Sicilian wine to accompany our meal overall...More

Thank maryglover
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We ate a late lunch and almost had the restaurant to ourselves. The service was outstanding, and the young chef came out to see how his meals were received. The pasta and appetizers were absolutely delicious. We wanted to take the chef home to cook...More

Thank Ritt5ranch
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely traditional Sicillian restaurant found by chance while meandering around Messina. Nice food and wine and made very welcome by attentive staff.

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. The staff recommendations were excellent and the service was great. We will go again!

Thank Daydream78975
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

My Husbamd and I were on a cruise and after a couple meals at “tourist-like” restaurants we decided to go off the beaten path and find mom and pops. We came across Antica Badia and decided to give it a try. It wasn’t busy which...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Wandered away from the touristy area and found this gem. The host was very welcoming and accommodating. She recommended some dishes which we all got. All the food was amazing and the cannoli dessert is not to be missed. House red wine went perfectly with...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B. It is a family owned restaurant and the owner's son, Bruno, spoke English. The food was very good and the desert was even better. We would recommend this restaurant highly.

Thank EMMA L
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the great places to eat in Sicily, seriously! Food was amazing and we were really lucky to eat here as a first meal. This is a family run restaurant and they are really friendly and passionate with what they do. You...More

Thank Nrccas
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We were told about the Antica Badia by a local and are very pleased we took his advice to spend an evening there. The food was excellent - freshly prepared with local ingredients - the portions were generous and beautifully presented and the prices were...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I was in Messina with several classmates for a month long study abroad and Antica Badia was recommended to us early on in our stay. I am so thankful we decided to go on one of our first nights in town because we quickly discovered...More

Thank James W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cavalieri della Stella 11-13, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Messina
  • Phone Number: +39 090 362555
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