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US$11 - US$24
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Sicilian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Centro Catania
0.0 km from Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania
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Reviewed 10 August 2021

This was our second visit to Catania, and we have visited most of the Café’s on the piazza. This was always our favorite because of the friendly service and best assortment of snacks.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2021 via mobile

Fantastic place with a beautiful terrace and very friendly waiters. We had a fantastic cappuccino and a lovely granita e brioche.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 31 October 2020

Sat in Catania Square and having a Sprintz is what you need when visiting the city. The cocktail was delicious. We came back every night during our stay and taking away Cannoli for the next day breakfast.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

We sat outside this bar next to the cathedral and watched the people of Catania pass by whilst the circus that is the Giro d'Italia set up for the following days stage. Two orders of spritz were delivered and dispatched, each accompanied by an ample...serving of olives and a plate of mini savouries. Both the drinks and the food were of good quality. Although we did not partake, it is worth noting the wonderful selection of cakes and sweet treats that can be purchased here. These can be eaten on site, boxed to take away or even delivered home anywhere in the world. In summary, this is a great place to while away and hour or so watching Catania pass you by.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Due to experience with bars in prominent locations and being a solo traveller, my expectations about how the service would be in this bar were low. Certainly, when I first approached, it was clear I wasn’t entirely wrong. I stood waiting for 1 of the...4 waiters to approach me, but they acted as if I wasn’t there. I decided to force the issue and made a point of approaching one of them and saying good evening in Italian. Initially he replied in a half assed way and walked past me towards a table that needed cleaning, but then turned around and asked me what I wanted. A second waiter took my drink order and I tried a bit of Italian on him. Having seen another review on here saying they didn’t give solo travellers snacks like they did to couples and groups, I was surprised that in addition to my drink I was given practically a full meal of hors d’ouvres! The negroni was a little lukewarm initially, perhaps having been poured into a hot glass, but the ice eventually got it to a reasonable temperature. In summary, I had a pleasant experience despite the shaky start, but I suspect it could be hit and miss for others due to the indifferent waiters who clearly don’t need to worry about bad reviews because their location will always guarantee passing trade. If I had to guess, I’d say it was my attempts to speak Italian that tipped the balance for the better on this occasion, but who knows.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Nice space at the Piazza Duomo, good for Café as soon as the pandemic is over. Sadly most waiters did not wear face masks as they would be required by law. Take Covid-19 seriously, it is a threat to us all.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 17 September 2020

This place has great ice cream if you can put up with the long waits and surly service. Real shame. .

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020

It is typical to be given snacks with drinks in Sicily. Sadly, it doesn't apply here if you are travelling alone. I wasnt given any but all other people in couples or groups were given them.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020

This is a large cafe with a great selection of delicious desserts, cakes, candies, chocolates, tarts, gelato, drinks, etc. It has indoor and outdoor seating and is right in the centre. It's one of the essential places to try in Catania.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 8 September 2020

I've come through Catania a number of times, and will again, and would recommend this place to anyone who finds themselves here. Beautiful location to spend an hour or two looking over Catania's main Piazza Duomo. This place offers breakfast lunch and dinner...gorgeous hot snacks...and plenty of sweets to interest those with a sweet tooth. It is all backed up by exemplary staff and a modern clean interior. Inside they also sell Sicilian sweets that they package for gifts and the owners are charming and helpful. In short, if you have a spare hour and want to experience top quality food, drinks and service, give this place a try.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Yes, Prestipino Cafe offers takeaway services.

Prestipino Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4