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“Beautiful Display. Best Nougat (Torreone) in Sicily. Other Sweets, Gelato and Street Food”
Review of Pasticceria Savia

Pasticceria Savia
Ranked #4 of 51 Bakeries in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 1 - USD 7
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The beauty of the sweets display is overwhelming - you'll want one of everything. I love nougat candy (torreone) in Italy. This shop has some of the best I've tasted. Try the orange (arancia) and lemon (limone). This confection is sort of like divinity but has Sicilian pistachio and almonds in it. It is also flavored in this case. This shop's nougat also have a flavored fondant coating. This candy travels and freezes well. Sold by the kilogram, you can get as much or little as you want. They'll also pack an assortment into one of the wonderful wooden carretto art boxes - all of which makes wonderful gift or souvenir. This shop has many other rich desserts and candies including the curious St Agatha's candy - learn the story of this AFTER eating. There is also gelato and street food type snacks that I'm sure are wonderful. Now, the harder stuff. The clerks don't or won't speak English and are a little snooty - seems to be a thing in the Pasticcerias. But point, use your couple of Italian words and don't be put off from enjoying a taste treat. How to order - look the items over. Remember the names of what you want. Go to the cashier and tell him you want X amount of whatever. Pay. Get a receipt. Take the receipt to the clerk behind the display counters to get your items. Unnecessarily complicated and difficult for a non-Italian speaking tourist? You bet. But it's all part of the Sicilian travel experience in a big city - rural stores are a lot more friendly.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Best arancini had in Sicily. Reasonably priced and good atmosphere inside and outside. Clearly a local favourite too.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Good selection of classic Sicilian food. Cheap and tasty. The arancinu catanse was very good. The ragu arancinu is not the best in Sicily but also good.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Excellent pasticceria Salvia is one of the best, to try some sorts of home made small pizzas, and other vry good Italian menus, and also the sweets are delicious,

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This place is a must. After we eat here we've understood why is always crowed, the food here is great, the service as well. Recommended.

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