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La Dispensa dell'Etna

Piazza Sant'Antonio 2, 95012, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 984258
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“agnolotti” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“antipasti” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Piazza Sant'Antonio 2, 95012, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We went two nights in a row. The first time was tentative.; we wanted to see if we enjoyed their foods. The meal was very reasonable with 8 euro house wine of decent quality and an excellent scallopini and pasta with mushrooms and squash. And...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jaumeAlaska
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Unlike the more casual places on the island we found this rather formal and a little cliquey, the food is OK but we would choose other places

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BobStamford
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We only stopped for snack lunch and drinks and it was very good. Sorry can't give any more points because we didn't have a main meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TJD744
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Tucked away behind the main square this is a charming little restaurant. The couple owning/running it are charming and made from a very pleasant time. We had the 'house' antipasta- a meal in itself. Perfect for lunch. The Sicilian couple next to us praised the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard v
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We popped in to escape the rain - what a cosy little restaurant. I had the most delicious pork and my cannoli was the best I ate throughout Sicily

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joanne k
Reviewed 2 October 2018

What can be better than eating in a wine store? Surrounded by a library of Sicilian wines and a menu winelist with some real treasures, specialising of course in local Etna wines. The legendary Magma by Frank Cornelissen had sold out but the truth is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

My wife and I had a quite good lunch choosing a 15-item local sampler plate with decent home-made white wine sitting out in the piazza. It appeared that sitting inside would be fine too. We enjoyed good friendly service to boot. Compared to other places...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank travelin_tommy
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The owners Fabio & Carmelita are wonderful hosts. The meals are typical Sicilian dishes that are tasty & well-presented; but non-pretentious. The wine selection is very good as well. I might suggest, however, that they might offer additional wines by the glass. However, that was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RizzoTRat
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We ate here and enjoyed the choice of local food, well prepared and presented. The hosts were friendly and helpful, the wine from Etna was delicious! We went on our last night again!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank saritacotton
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at this restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. The food and service were excellent, the pasta is home made and typical of the region. Definitely recommend it if in Castiglio di Sicilia.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mr_rol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:40 am - 11:50 pm
9:40 am - 11:50 pm
9:40 am - 11:50 pm
9:40 am - 11:50 pm
9:40 am - 11:50 pm
9:40 am - 11:50 pm
9:40 am - 11:50 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Sant'Antonio 2, 95012, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Castiglione di Sicilia
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 984258
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A warm and welcoming atmosphere as an house living room, in a unique location, in a family run business.
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