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“Lovely restaurant and food.”

Il Vecchio Bastione
Ranked #71 of 1,050 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 35
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: IVB is a new place, consisting of two rooms: a wider and the other upstairs, more intimate. Specializing in the preparation of delicious dishes of fish, without neglecting the pizzas with the edge stuffing, proposals with creativity and imagination. Ideal location for receptions and banquets of all kinds. Visit us.
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I had a wonderful lunch here. The starter was three smoked fish and main course fillet of veal with vegetables. Good wine, good service and lovely location.

2  Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

We went there to have dinner and after half an hour in the table they hadn't even given us the menu (!!!). And it wasn't full. We finished after 1:45 minutes there.

Moreover, something weird happens: you see the Italians eating there all kinds of dishes but they don't want to give the menu to the tourists because they say that "fish courses change everyday". They firstly offer you an expensive menu with fish and pasta (30€) and when you ask for the menu to see the rest of the dishes they say "ok, maybe the fish and pasta menu is too much, we have a fish menu of 20-25€". When you insist about seeing the menu they finally give it to you but just giving the option of pizza dishes, not the rest. And pizzas are just ok...

I would say: if you'reva tourist, BE CAREFUL.

1  Thank Polcc
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

One advice might be useful to consider: if you take the fix menu (and I strongly recommend to do so) - you can taste 10 types of fresh seafood a pasta and desert accompanied with a bottle of wine. This all cost 30 EUR per capita. The advice is to take only one for the two of you, because there is no way to eat the whole amount. Believe me guys I can eat but this was out of my league. The food was extremely good, if you like seafood this place is a must.

1  Thank Gábor L
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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, very good wine & fresh sea food. Great service, definitely a must visit when in Catania. Prices are good compared to other places.

Thank Mada A
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

A picturesque restaurant, charming environment down to the little details. Fantastic service and welcoming staff. Interesting menu and good choice of meals. I ordered a spinach and ricotta pizza with a stuffed crust and was impressed not only with the wonderful flavour but also the size of the pizza. This reasonably priced restaurant is a must for anyone in the area and is highly recommended.
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Thank Sophie G
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