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Scacco Matto

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Via Savoia 42, 95021, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
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Parma, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I'm surprised at the several negative reviews, we had a lovely lunch of fresh fish and the staff is very kind and attentive. The wait was a little too long but the pasta dishes were all prepared well using fresh ingredients. I had a white fish wrapped in pancetta and stuffed with grilled zucchini that was excellent. Prices were very... More 

Thank wanderlustParma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Disgusting fish Yes, the restaurant is situated in a nice location next to the piazza at the seafront under the castle. The service is friendly, interior nice. BUT: AVOID EATING SEAFOOD AND FISH. I ordered a piece of tuna with a sauce of wine and onions. I was very excited of getting a fresh piece of tuna - cross from... More 

Thank Hugin M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant just off the castle square. Food was bland at best....the tuna steak was inedible. Staff were willing but seemed untrained, wine was dumped on our table without offering to taste.

1 Thank Patriis
Msida, Malta
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Order focaccia amd 2 filleto di manzo funghi. Focaccia was good but that is not a fillet, probably the worst piece of meat I ever tasted!!!

1 Thank Jimmy3112
London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Pleasant small seaside town part of the province of Catania, we stopped by on our way to the airport. Attractive castle and this restaurant was across the main square, not exactly an enticing façade but have outside tables. Two young guys serving who could hardly be bothered, waited far too long to get drinks and even longer for our food... More 

Thank Ian F
Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We have eaten here several times. It is always great! The pasta are really good. The ambiance is not all that great but good food.

Thank judycking
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Very nice location with the castle just opposite. we ate outside and it was great even if it was a bit noisy but didn't mind. The food was very good and we did not wait for long. Good portions, I had a fish platter which I enjoyed. On the table we had pizzas, meat and pasta and all were nice.... More 

Thank Honda-Power-Naxxar
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

I usually save my reviews for restaurants that made a lasting impression on me or provided a memorable experience... this restaurant did both but for the wrong reasons! Having been seated and ordered a simple brushetta starter one pasta dish and one salad we were happy to sit back and enjoy the buzz around us etc. 30mins later we had... More 

1 Thank Supersavvy77
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We didn't want to walk far and spotted this place from the top of the castle. It was close to the square and quite noisy, but that was fun. Service was great until the end when they seemed to completely ignore us for ages. Apart from that, I would thoroughly recommend. Pizzas and pasta were good - and the local... More 

1 Thank Jackie J
Catania, Italy
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Stopped in here by chance for some lunch, a pizza of course for the 3 kids we were traveling with. We were immediately attended to, they spoke English, were very nice and patient with our broken Italian, were very accommodating for the children and service was wonderful. It looks small but it's actually bigger than meets the eye, very clean... More 

1 Thank Samantha S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Savoia 42, 95021, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Aci Castello

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?