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“A temple of Slow Food - eat here now!!”
Review of Il Cuciniere

Il Cuciniere
Ranked #136 of 1,059 Restaurants in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Truly excellent dining experience. Just awesome food. We had the smoked tuna carpaccio (a pretty large portion, for a starter), the aubergine tart and for main course the swordfish in pistachio crust and the ravioli a la Norma. All were wonderful. The wine list is heavy on Sicilian wines, and I had a really nice white from the Etna region. Service was very good given my limited Italian and the servers limited English. The room is nice, but not really beautiful. Restaurant is in a quite nice hotel - very pretty. Do not hesitate to dine here. I thought all the prices quite reasonable - we had the dinner noted with a bottle of wine for around 76 Euro.

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Thank Philip G
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Lovely place, great location, close to the city center. Fresh fish, excellent wine, very friendly staff - offered us extra appetizers - which were very much appreciated. Our first time here, hoping to return soon.

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Thank Ion I
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

We decided to try the restaurant of the hotel we were staying in after noticing some good reviews. We weren't disappointed. Their menu is not super extensive, but what they do have is delicious. We both ordered a first course of pasta, both delicious and well portioned, followed by a second course of meat and fish. Both were superbly cooked and very tasty. We ordered some red wine recommended by the very friendly waiter. He spoke very good English but once he noticed we also spoke French, he also spoke to us in fluent French. Overall, a very pleasant experience with good food and wine.

Thank Calvinus15
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

We ate here twice during our stay at the Katane Palace Hotel, where the restaurant is located. We thoroughly enjoyed all our choices and also the wine chosen with the advice of our server. Very welcoming and a lovely open courtyard for aperitifs or coffee.
Portions are generous so we shared a starter. A free antipasto was given. Not expensive, in our opinion, for the content, quality and surroundings

Thank Patricia J
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Nice enough meal on a rainy January evening when you don't really feel like traipsing around dark and wet streets

Thank DarkSide_UK
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