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Raya Restaurant Bio

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Via S. Pietro, 98050, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 983013
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Mestre, Italy
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It's not the first time i come to this amazing place, and every time i repeat to myself: you aren't here for dining... This is the mantra you must repeat to yourself before opening the menù. The maître is kind, as well as the waiters, but kindness isn't everything. The professional level is low indeed and the food is quite... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We are not one to write reviews however we are so disappointed with this experience. We were attracts to the restaurant based on its location and menu, which we read in advance. We felt robbed at the end of it, having dined at other luxurious places all over the world, this restaurant falls short. Prices do not reflect execution. Very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Snobby staff , who know nothing about the menu , if you asked how is this cooked ....i check with the chef ????? I had the stuffed squid , i took one bite and had to spit it out .

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Thank Mouse07
Tenerife, Spain
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we went to Raya Restaurant. Excelent location, atmosphere and interior design, fabulous terrace with incredible views. We were 9 people, adults and children. We were very well attended by very kind waitress. We tasted an octopus tempura, quite good, and as main plates, grilled fish and rissotto with prawns and lemon flavour, both very good although the fish portions... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Fantastic dinner with a view. Organic food, well presented and accompanied by extremely good wines. We had some of the most amazing fish dishes of our summer!

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Thank Daniele1984_01
Belfast
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154 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were on a day trip to Panarea and Stromboli and stopped off here for lunch. We were some of the very few diners that day, probably because the place is very expensive. €90 for 3 starters and one mains and two glasses of wine. Small portions at that. Nevertheless, I would absolutely do it all over again for the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The upstairs bar is delightful... Best view in town! Went downstairs for dinner - it was kind of OK. Service was mediocre ... Food was kind of good, but not great at all.

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Thank Beth F
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Seafood is definitely fresh, and the ambiance very pleasant. But the service rushes you up from the moment you seat down till you get off.

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Thank Marilia R
Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Were able to get seated without a reservation with a great view of the bay below. The food was good,but more expensive than other meals you'll have in Italy. But this is Panarea after all. What made the meal truly memorable was that the chef made sure to stop by and we chatted with him for a long while as... More 

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Thank Derek H
Stockholm, Sweden
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341 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

It is not hard to understand why this place is the hippest place for the Italian cool crowd predominately jet set Milanese. The food is outstanding with great local wines and a roof top terrace view hard to beat over open water and the harbour below. The acoustic system is perfect as relaxing hip music is piped around the rooms.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via S. Pietro, 98050, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Panarea
  • Phone Number: +39 090 983013

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?