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Trattoria La Paglia

Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 346838
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (19 reviews)
“spaghetti” (3 reviews)
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09:00 - 15:30 Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
€€ - €€€
Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

many reasons not to visit... Rissotto in 5 minutes? Pre-made Food late, I received my mixed fish 15min after everyone else so ate alone Ordered wine by glass. Got last of bottle placed on table. Not poured. Fish lacked love/flavor. Don’t bother. Pasta, rissotto..all boring

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Realmcgregor
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Out of all the places to eat near Catania market, I choose La Paglia as it was suggested by a nice ‘chicken seller’ here at the Catania fish market. To start with, the bread basket only contained yesterday’s bread. Gummy and hard to chew. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank luciam310
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe it. I had a tasteless octopus salad and my pasta alla Norma consisted of a plate of pasta with tomato sauce with two thin slices of aubergine. I felt like crying because I had been looking forward to dinner all day. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nickiec868
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I have been here many times, at lunch and dinner over more than 10 years. It’s one of those places that I hope will remain the same despite the current gentrification. Great dishes in the middle of the fish market.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mascush
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Right in the heart of the fish market area. Don't expect charming service, but it is efficient and the food is simple and excellent.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank dandeve
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Unfortunately I had a poor fritto misto (way too greasy/oily) which gave me stomach trouble all afternoon. And also the mixed salad was very mediocre and watery. No love for food whatsoever in such a great atmosphere at Catania's market. A shame.

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank piet379
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Was amaized by this small restaurant near the fish market in Catania Centre. The kitchen in this restaurant does miracles. We had antipasti of fried stuffed sardines Raw baby prawns marinated in extra vergin olive oil Fried artichoke hearts Spagetti with squid ink and sea...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank stephen v
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Next to the Antica Marina (which was closed), this place looks like an undecorated cafe. The traditional sardines were OK and the linguini alla vongole not bad. The mixed grilled fish though was one gamba, a couple of pieces of squid and a sliver of...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Cop2hogs
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Located very close to the duomo and next to the fish market, fish is a central part of their menu. It is a small restaurant and when filled with people it gets crowded and noisy. The interior is only decorated with the basics and the...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Johnny K
Reviewed 25 August 2017

La Paglia is a great place to sit outdoor and watch the busy fish market while having a freshly cooked tasty meal. Contrary to other reviews, I don't feel like we were overcharged, there was no written bill but the menu is clear, stating the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank GommezA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 15:30
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09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pardo 23 | La Pescheria markets, near the Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 346838
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