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A putia dell'Ostello

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Piazza Curro' 6 | Downtown, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 723 3010
08:00 - 07:59
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Melbourne, Australia
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150 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several points - very plain looking from the outside but sits over a bit of antiquity - the underground river of Catania, down several flights of stairs to the ancient Roman footpath and the river Upstairs before 7pm 2 glasses of wine and a plater €4 At 7 they set the table and its back to a restaurant god menu,... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a few days in Catania and this was by far, my favourite restaurant! Such great food and service, and the place is so charming. Don't forget to visit La Grotta, with its subterranean little river. The Pasta Alla Norma and the risotto ciuressu are splendid!

1 Thank Carlos_Gonzalez2013
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant with good food. A lot of local youngsters visit the place and it's quite crowded in the weekends. It's nice to visit the underground river in the cellar before dinner. A downside is that on the outside terrace, even though it's completely roofed, everybody is smoking (which seems to be normal in Italy).

1 Thank JeroenKnip
Leiden, The Netherlands
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely pizza (try the one with almondpesto!) on a lovely thursday evening in this bustling place. Staff is friendly and helpfull. Kitchen opens at 20h, but it's possible to have drinks before. And visit the cave with little Etna-river downstairs!

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Budapest, Hungary
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed next door in the hostel and had dinner here on our second night. After that experience we spent every other evenings here. This must be the coolest place in Catania. It is a hub for locals, so after a while it gets crowdy and not easy to get a table. They have a wide selection of Sicilian meals,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We happened upon this restaurant when we veered off the main tourist area - and we are so happy that we did. It is and indoor-outdoor down to earth place with great food and atmosphere, with great food and value for Money.

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Pinneberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Special bar, friendly service and a wide choice of beers. Visit the cave, where you can see the underground stream!

3 Thank ReggieSH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Spend 5 days in catania and always eat out, i have to say that all had good food and service for fair price, But this one is special, a lot to chose from with local fresh daily options, the staff is awesome and good value for money, one day i had a super fresh tuna and the next day i... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had drinks at Agora upstairs - they have a great happy hour special and many very cool choices for cocktails and then had dinner downstairs. The service was great, they were so nice and checked on us a lot. The restaurant is very cool, it's in a cave underground with a river running through it! The atmosphere is great,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Strolling around town found this place on a Sunday and they happen to be having vegan Sunday lunch set menu for 12 €. It was really good! The presentation, quality and taste of the food was on point, it took some time to get the food but it was worth it. The service was very friendly, the staff spoke very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 07:59
08:00 - 07:59
08:00 - 07:59
08:00 - 07:59
08:00 - 07:59
08:00 - 07:59
08:00 - 07:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Curro' 6 | Downtown, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 723 3010
The exclusive of the Agora Hostel's "A-Putia dell'Ostello" in Catania is the restaurant located in the cave where the Amenano river flows. We offer a full menu with typical dishes of the Sicilian tradition; Our pizzas are appreciated for the high-quality of the products. In our wine bar a wide range of sicilian wine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?