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Vecchia Marina

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Via Vittorio Emanuele 73/75, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
+39 0921 420388
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
Wed 19:00 - 23:00
Thu - Mon 19:00 - 23:30
Thu - Tue 12:00 - 23:00
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Mexico City, Mexico
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved Vecchia Marina's delicious and well-proportioned sicilian dishes. The neat interiors are beautified with sicilian-themed paintings by a local artist and the awesome direct view to the sea. Because of the location, and good service, the owner could really exploit this great little place and be more romantic about it: put some candles, special illumination for the night, live... More 

Thank Clara E
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here twice with my family and absolutely loved it. It's snuggled into the coast with three tables overlooking the bay and catches the sunset beautifully. It was only worked by 2 people, but you would never know based on how hard they hustled particularly Giuseppe. Positives: Physically beautiful and great ambiance Great service (Go Giuseppe!) Great food, try the... More 

Thank Sean Y
Leiden, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the restaurant very much. Had two courses with an nice bottle of white wine. Portions were perfect and Quality of the food was good! Booked a table at the window with a beautiful overview of Cefalu. Not the cheapest dinner we had in Cefalu (100 euro's Perhaps a bit overprized....)

Thank Nel R
Patagonia, Arizona
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were looking for a beautiful setting to have lunch and found a romantic table for two over the water here. The waiter was prompt and friendly. We had a lovely glass of local white wine, a fresh seafood platter appetizer, two different seafood pastas. It was outstanding! One of our highlights of the day in Cefalu where we found... More 

Thank alamoschica
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The restaurant itself is lovely, decor is nice and if you are seated at the far end you can look out over the bay - service was good and fairly prompt. The food looked good, we shared a starter of langoustine served on a bed of potato (almost like a rosti) - this was very tasty but the langoustine was... More 

Thank 337struth
York, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Swordfish Messina was special. The waiter helped us with our wine choice. The views across the harbour helped make all of the visit a special one.

Thank Stevewilly_12
Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

One of us had a risotto which was not very special, BUT: the tuna with pistacchio crust and balsamico sauce was really the best tuna we ever had! Add to that this restaurant has a nice waterside terrace, and decent service, and you end up with a very nice restaurant.

Thank HermanV_1
York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We were tempted into this restaurant by the delicious aroma and were very surprised to see the terrace dining area. Wonderful views over the sea. I had the tomato and mozzarella for starters followed by the grilled sea bass. It was one of the nicest meals I've had all holiday. Delicious!

Thank Ojh06
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great Restaurant Downtown Historic Cefalù!! Chef Giulio knows how to cook fish at perfection. Freshness of ingredients and stunning views makes it the ideal place to impress please persuade reunite interest or simply enjoy! Staff Giuseppe and Rosario very pleasant and helpful suggesting good combinations of wine & food and helping us having a great time!

Thank Bband2
Watford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a lovely little seafood restaurant in the heart of the medieval part of the town. We booked a table for evening dinner at 7.30pm and got the best table in the house. The views over the sea are magnificent, made all the more special by watching the setting sun. Terrific! The food is lovely, we had mixed seafood... More 

Thank Heather A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$54
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 73/75, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cefalu
  • Phone Number: +39 0921 420388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?