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“Excellent food and service”
Review of Il Gambero Pazzo

Il Gambero Pazzo
Ranked #10 of 1,185 Restaurants in Catania
Price range: US$5 - US$24
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We had the 25€ & 30€ menus and both were really good and tasty. People were also very nice. Very good relation price/quality.

Thank tomitorete
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you like seafood and fish .. do not miss this place .. I went there with family on one quite evening in the week . and we had the best meal in Catania .. from the antipasto which was a feast of different types of seafood and fish .. to the main dish , we ate a lot , even one of my daughter that does not like fish she ended up sampling from the dishes everything was so tasty .. and very reasonably priced too ,
I would definite go there when I go back to Sicily ..

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1  Thank vallettastudios
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Even though the seafood appetizers themselves make an amazing show of freshness and variety (I lost count of how many different dishes there were), make yourself happier and get the pasta and main dish for only 10 more Euros.

I don't know what they feed the Sicilian fishes, but the grilled prawn and the tuna are just on another level. I had the pasta with tuna slices, pistacchio and tomato and couldn't stop making "Mmm" sounds until the tuna steak arrived and I reached the climax on this culinary crescendo of satisfaction.

Great experience overall and good laughs with the friendly server and owners. Moreover, their set menu really is set: no extra charges were made for the included drinks, Sicilian limoncello, coperto and service. Hard not to be a fan.

3  Thank Alexandre L
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We were here for dinner as we heard they only serve fresh fish from the local market.
When we entered it was rather empty but the waiter said they have only one table free for the 3 of us, as italians start eating late, around 9 pm and they have reservations.

We ordered 2 daily menus and one half menu (3 antipasti, 3 primi, 2 secondi, 3 dolce, 3 vino).

It was amazing and truly Mediterranean experience. Fresh seafood with tender spices, great red and white vine and an amazing waiter. He was very patient with us, as he was explaining the menu and the dishes. Also he spoke great english (its not that common in Sicily).

The ambient is rather plain, but the food is amazing!

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Thank Andrej K
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Excellent sea food fresh and cheap, its not a romantic place with great ambience but all people in Catania who know this small restaurant go there often so customers are steady.Good house wine and wonderful staff that are familiar with the customers.

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Thank Grace Z
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