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USD 13 - USD 36
Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a winter at our hotel, the food was lovely and the hospitality was second to none. Great family atmosphere and the waiters were very happy to help with our choice of food and local wine. Great value for...money too. If your driving over you may park in a little square just outside the restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening in mid September and we were virtually alone. Such a tragedy! The meal was excellent and the young couple running the place were capable, friendly and enthusiastic. They need support. Our prime reason to visit was the...excellence of the wine list which focussed on local wines from Etna and we were not disappointed with the choice we made.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020 via mobile

We had a really good lunch here. - Burrata - Home made Pasta The food tasted amazing and the staff was great! I’d really recommend to stop by here. Regarding Covid-19 they are very caring. The had there masks properly adjusted and provided disinfectant dispensers.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 January 2020

My family left Sicily two generations ago. Today, 99 years later, we returned to Castiglione in search of my grandmother's home and church. We only had a name and birth certificate. We stopped for lunch at La Dispensa and met the owner, Carmelita. She helped...us search for the street and church! She even called the local government registry on our behalf and had them conduct a search on the spot. At this point, we were completely won over. And then the food came! One phenomenal dish after the next. Come for the cannoli and stay for the people. You cannot miss this place!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 15 December 2019

Great place to experience traditional Sicilian food. Nonna does the cooking. The pasta is just like my Italian grandparents made. So reminiscent of my childhood! Try the 15 bites appetizer. This begins your introduction to Sicilian food. So many unique things. The pumpkin was beyond!...Eggplant is a Sicilian specialty. I had the pasta Norma. If you like eggplant- this is a must try! The restaurant is also the local wine shop, so you can get some tasty local wine. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 November 2019

We tasted 3 of their home made pastas and sauces! Delicious! The cannoli were superb! Complimented with very good local Italian wine!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 29 October 2019 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant at lunch time an had fabulous homemade pasta with porcini, pumpkin and sausage. The flavours were so memorable we went straight back the next night. I had aubergine stuffed pasta parcels that were so light in a fresh tomato sauce...followed by veal in a masala sauce with salad. It is all prepared by Nonna who has been doing the cooking for 20+ years. The family genuinely welcome you as new friends and this is authentic Sicilian cooking. Not Michelin star but far nicer for being authentic. We will come back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

We had a very tasty and delicious dinner at La dispensa dell’Etna with our son. Beautiful dishes and wines. We will be here again soon! Grazie mille e prossima volta!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 22 October 2019

This restaurant is in a little square of the upper part of Castiglione, a very nice village. The wine was very tasteful and we had the tasting menu for 18 euro pp. Therefore we had an antipasti dish , mixed grill and dessert. All very...good!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was a great suprise in Castiglione. I would never think I can find restaurant with such a quality in the middle of Sicily. The autenthic family atmosfere is personally for me the biggest highlight(the daughter is the main waitress and the mother is...the cook)! The food is fresh, Sicilian, tasty and autehtic! We came there 4 times so I think I can say that we try almost everything fron pasta to the best(according to my boyfriend) scaloppine and also desserts! Also the wine collection is very generous however even just the housewine is delicious! To sum up if you are in Castiglione go here for lunch or dinner you will be happy! Actually if you are in Sicily plan a trip to Castiglione just because to visit this restaurant!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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