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Il Gambero Pazzo

Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 391 108 6274
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (4 reviews)
“tasting menu” (2 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (3 reviews)
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19:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a day manue for 30€ which included 6-7 cold appetizers, 4-5 hot, grilled fish on your choice, bottle of wine and limoncello. Food was pure happiness and every bite heavenly! I would come here every night ...☺️😋 Do not be deceived by entrance....More

Thank Ksenija M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing seafood prepared with great skill and attention to detail. At once simple and sophisticated. The service is so attentive that it is almost overwhelming, in a good way. It’s your own Sicilian family urging you to eat. And eat you will, if nothing else...More

1  Thank dariogster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t decided on the full set for the dinner because we were not that hungry to eat starters, main dish and dessert but we’ve decided on the single meals - seafood risotto and prawn pasta. Both were very good! They were definitely fresh and...More

Thank Agata A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

gorgeous fish starters but pasta needs to be improved. next time I would go fo secondi plati instead of the pasta. lovely place, I enjoyed a lot.

Thank Beatrice O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Il Gambero Pazzo on 3 consecutive evenings. It is a small intimate family business. The staff were lovely people and so attentive and helpful. My wife was delighted with the spaghetti vongoli (clams) and had it as a starter on two occasions...More

1  Thank Peter N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

 A simple place and a very enjoyable one. Lovely staff.Chef Sebastian very friendly and relaxe. Delicious fresh fish. Very good value - a tasting menu(7-8 plates) with wine and water for two 60 euros. grazie from Slovenia

Thank Kicky89
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I have eaten in over 70 countries, and this was probably the best meal, and certainly the best value, that I've ever had. Set menu for 25 Euros - seafood starters flowed and flowed, then an outstanding bowl of mussels, two types of local pasta,...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 14 May 2018

A simple place and a very enjoyable one. Lovely staff. Delicious fresh fish. Very good value - a tasting menu of many (nine?) dishes for two people and a bottle of wine for 48e.

Thank CrackedActor
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The place is located in a very dark entrance , the decor is very basic , food is good specially the starters . Very friendly staff , they didn’t stop serving wine while we are eating , highly recommended .

Thank Alain B
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We had the complete chef menu with first and second course for€35 each. Included was about 15 different dishes, a bottle of wine, sorbet, coffee, and limoncello. We were stuffed but in a delightful way, all the seafood is incredibly fresh and well cooked. And...More

Thank Aiden K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
18:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vela 1, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 391 108 6274
  • E-mail
And welcoming typical Sicilian trattoria set in the center of Catania next to Piazza Frederick of Swabia is located where the Ursino castle, there are approximately 50 seats reservation is required, and we expect you to enjoy our dishes prepared with traditional recipes of the island.
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