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La Badia

Piazza Monastero 2, 98062 Ficarra, Sicily, Italy
+39 0941 582351
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (5 reviews)
“antipasti” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Piazza Monastero 2, 98062 Ficarra, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We arrived in Ficarra through the mountain route early evening (August/Sept) Spectacular views but a long haul. We wandered around and found La Badia by chance really. We were too tired to even look at the menu. My husband just said to the owner -...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gill P
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

An amazing setting! Superb hors d’oeuvres! Delicious maccheroni! This restaurant is a must! Thank you for a delightful evening.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic! You made our engagement very special. Despite our poor efforts at speaking Italian your customer service was spectacular. The food was the best we had whilst in Sicily for 2 weeks and we were amazed at such affordable prices! So many different dishes and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We visited La Badia on a sundaynight as a couple. The town where La Badia is located is not touristy at all, hardly anyone speaks English. If you’re up for the Italian / Sicilian experience you should visit the place! The concept of the restaurant...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Pieter_V998
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem, both the town of Ficarra and the restaurant La Badia. The town is worth a trip in itself, walk around and enjoy the old town, it's view and especially the magical vista from the remains of the 11th century monastery. Add to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Adranito
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...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Andrew B
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...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank ole s
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...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank ACSARfamily
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...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Salvatore F
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...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Bianca D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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