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’U Liotru Sicilian is located in the narrow and downbeat Lower Abbeygate Street, which seems to be encased in scaffolding all year round. The learned owner informed us that the place is named after a monument in a fountain in Catania, Sicily, with a Roman...statue of an elephant that from ancient times it was used as a symbol of good luck! This streetfood café was often closed earlier in the week and over the summer in Galway but was open from Wed-Thursday onwards and really worth the wait.
We enjoyed the unhurried ambiance and examined the arancini with a range of fillings; we settled for mushroom and spinach and mozzarella ones – all good. The pistachio lasagne has been praised in other reviews and was indeed excellent. For desert we had two cannolis, pastries made of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry; we had one each with the pistachio cream and the ricotta cheese – very filling and sweet.
The place is often full of young Italians (a good sign as the good is authentic Sicilian) who like to sing and accompany on the guitar in the corner. During lockdown the café did takeaways and took orders for delivery. We can’t wait to return.More
Date of visit: August 2020
437kettyd, Altro at U Liotru, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2020
Was looking for some Tiramisu in Galway and came across this place. It was just as nice as you’d get in Sicily and great value too! Really recommend it for anyone looking for genuine Sicilian food and can’t wait to try their other stuff 👍
Myself and my cousin had the pleasure of eating here lately and it was an absolute treat! I had never even known it was there as it is a little off the beaten path. The food was exceptional and the owner was a gem. Very...friendly and informative about the food, he clearly loves what he does. I would recommend anyone to try out this little piece of Authentic Sicily... Thank you !More
Lovely Sicilian street food made passionately and authentic. It’s a great place for a snack or dinner or lunch. Very filling. 4 of us went for dinner and it’s very inexpensive and filling. This is not a place for steaks and spaghetti and pizza. If...you want to try fresh and tasty food it’s great.More
Stumbled upon this restaurant on a cold rainy Galway day! Met with warm hospitality and delicious food inside. The owner is a gentleman and took time to explain his menu and talked about Sicilian cuisine and culture. Now that I have found this place I...will definitely return with family and would have no hesitation recommending to others.More
Me and my boyfriend had lunch last Sunday and was the best option. We had lasagne (homemade at that moment) and three different arancini (nuts with gorgonzola, pistachio's pesto and mushroom). I can't say what was the best. Was my first time tasting arancini and...I don't think there is such an authentic place to try Sicilian food. I really recommend to everyone who visit Galway.More
Date of visit: September 2020
437kettyd, Altro at U Liotru, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020
We have been in Galway for vacation and found out this gem! Incredible food and amazing atmosphere! It feels like to be back in Sicily! Arancini are amazing! A lot of different flavours and the cannoli e cassata are amazing! I think we will organize...more trip to Galway, just to pass to U Liotru and have something to eat!! Thanks!More
Amazing food and lovely proprietor.
What can I say except wow, all the food was incredible. We had a
Ragu arancini, a
Chicken arancini and a sausage arancini. Then we had a pistachio lasagne (wow) and chicken rolls, and finished with a chocolate cannoli.
Date of visit: August 2020
437kettyd, Altro at U Liotru, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2020