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La Badia

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Piazza Monastero 2, 98062 Ficarra, Sicily, Italy
+39 0941 582351
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 19:00 - 22:00
Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Siggiewi, Malta
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was the best meal we had in Sicily in our 4 day trip there. We really enjoyed the variety and quality of antipasti and also the main course (meats), we skipped primi. All produce was fresh, the funghi were super good and the meat exquisite. Ficarra (or this part of Sicily) is worth visiting just for this restaurant alone!

Thank Andrew B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It was a great experience to visit La Badia - great food and perfect service - and reasonably priced. The antipasti was very delicious and the pasta dish was great. They also offered to prepare special dishes for our children (7 and 10 yrs) It is definitely not the last time we'll visit this restaurant

Thank ole s
Perth, Australia
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161 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We visited La Badia for a birthday function and had one of the most memorable meals in years. The alfresco area is incredible on summer nights with the small church a unique backdrop to the dining experience. The menu is a very impressive selection of meat and seafood dishes you would normally find in a large city restaurant. The wine... More 

Thank QikantFamily
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent location as well as excellent good food and wine. I was astonished by the fact that's in a little town as it is Ficarra you can find an excellent restaurant with its beautiful location and so good food and wine. In particular I would advice to read the wine card. It is well organised and the excellent list of... More 

Thank Salvatore F
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We (young couple) came here for dinner and the first impression we get from the waiter was that they don't care so much about the young guests. The waiter was under pressure because of two important guests who where dinning that eve'. We began with an endless series of amazing starters, and then choose not to continue with anything else... More 

Thank Bianca D
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76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this high class restaurant for business meetings. It has great selection of fish and matching wine list.

Thank Zhelyo K
Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Ficarra is a small village in a mountainous area. Surprising to find a restaurant of this quality in such an out of the way location. We had a lovely meal with a vast variety of appetizers, good wine and excellent service. My husband and I both had delicious home made pasta dishes. Top quality, and reasonable prices.

Thank AnneDP86
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Selection of antipasti is highly recommended. Loved their steak! Great service and divine ambience and outdoor setting near the chapel.

Thank Avos G
Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We came here in August and it was beautiful. Ficarra itself and especially La Badia. Great service, good food, excellent prices. Say yes to the starters and if you are veggie, tell the service and they will change everything for you. Reservation on weekend necessary. Heiner

Thank halbersmann
Milan, Italy
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129 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Graduation party. Place appears nice, even if not easy to reach. About food, we had dinner...nothing special. For my part, I was expecting better. Staff is very willing and nice, but maybe a little bit superficial. Neither a disastrous restaurant, nor a heavenly one.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Monastero 2, 98062 Ficarra, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Ficarra
  • Phone Number: +39 0941 582351
The scenario is the old medieval town of Ficarra , the historical part , rich in churches , palaces , portals , cobbled often hidden in a maze of narrow and charming streets passable only on foot . And right in the heart of the country there is the restaurant of the Badia Nuccio and Roberto with a menu of dishes suggested by the most authentic and genuine Sicilian cuisine and nebroidea , prepared with the knowledge and mastery of one and accompanied by a wine list that includes fine and prestigious labels . The kitchen is presented to attach particular importance to the sophistication and elegance of the dishes , in a riot of flavors and fragrances designed to satisfy even the most discerning palate .

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