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Trattoria Il Mare

) #112 of 792 Restaurants in Catania €€ - €€€ Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Via San Michele 7, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 317024
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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (27 reviews)
“antipasti” (19 reviews)
“swordfish” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
€€ - €€€
Via San Michele 7, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went here on our first night in Catania. We ordered spaghetti al nero di seppia (9€) and pappardelle con cozze, pesto e pomidorini (9€) -don't know which was worse. The first dish had only the taste of salt and the second...More

Thank GreSamsa89
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great place, just love it! The food is so delicious - I recommend calamari and pasta. It's a family restaurant since 1996 and the service and attitude to guests is lovely.

Thank Silviya A
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went here in Feb 2/17 due to good past review s but we're quite disappointed. Dreadful ambience consisting of a very loud humming refridgeration unit standing in the middle of the restaurant. Chipped plates, dusty cobweb lights and picture frames, badly decorated and non...More

Thank Pinkgina
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We recently stayed 6 days in Sicily, enjoyed great food every day, but this was THE best food we tasted during the trip which I think really says something. It was not perfect: down a back-street, no outside terrace, service a little wonky, it was...More

2  Thank pcrman
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

... and go inside. The typical place where the frontage doesn't honour the meal. Just eat the best grilled sardina ever. Melted with fresh tomatoes and garlic. So great. The server is very nice, honest and he speak English and French. Also, wine's choice is...More

Thank Quentin C
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

If you see this place from outside, you cannot imagine there is this quality inside. Everything; interior design, tables and presentation of the food & drink is pretty simple, but the taste of them are great. We loved all the food we had here in...More

Thank Semih K
Reviewed 31 March 2016

On our last night in Catania, we were looking for a restaurant specializing in sea food, and this one was just a few minutes away from where we were staying. The first impression, when we walked in, wasn't particularly great. While the eatery next door...More

1  Thank carpe_diem_179
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I went back to this restaurant because it is sort of a tradition for me. However, I must say that this time I was not delighted by this experience. The appetisers are copious but the food ends up all tasting the same. I had a...More

Thank aldopata
Reviewed 7 March 2016

One of the few places where the proprietar still cares about guests and wants to please them in terms of fresh food and nice service. We found a familiar atmosphere and a menu rather classic for seafood. What is really amazing is the taste of...More

1  Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Visit not the first time that family business. The father is the cook, mother is manager and the son makes the service. I eat more than i was hungry, because after get in conversation with the staff about food and taste they offer me some...More

Thank BobbyPitala
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Michele 7, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 317024
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