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Trattoria Giglio Rosso

Via Sant'Anna n 19 | From May to September All Weekly Days Open, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 715 2492
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Sant'Anna n 19 | From May to September All Weekly Days Open, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say that was the worst restaurant I’ve ever eaten! Maybe the fish was fresh but do not order pasta with seafood!!! Frozen seafood without any taste! Pasta with prawns that taste like pasta with oil... we left the pasta on our plate! and...More

Thank Afrodite76
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Was reccommended by relatives to visit this trattoria as they have been here before. Hospitable staff, Italian speaking. We preferred having a light lunch, settling for Spaghetti Nero di Seppia and Bavette gamberi e gamberoni. Unfortunately, surprisingly, pasta was slightly over cooked. Nero di seppia...More

1  Thank johnray c
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Very good place, real Sicilian food, fresh fish and tasty pasta, I really enjoyed my spaghetti with seafood. In summer dinner is served at a romantic yard just closed to the restaurant.

Thank Oscar M
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant after reading the reviews. Yes the staff have very limited English but was pretty busy and ate in the courtyard. Our starters were good but my mussels with long macaroni, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes was disappointing. Nearly half of my mussels did...More

1  Thank LindaJ538
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Recommended by a friend, we made reservations at this small and out of the way restaurant. Located near the Fish Market, Giglio Rosso has a restaurant that is small, but only used when the weather is cold or raining. Next door as an alley way...More

Thank augiez
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The staff are all friendly - albeit don't speak much english, but if you can speak even just a little italian, you will reap the rewards. Super friendly, happy to chat with you and recommend dishes and wine. This is predominantly a seafood restaurant, with...More

1  Thank mjkh0344
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I picked this place for dinner based on the TA reviews, many of which I’m now convinced must be either fake or written by people with no experience of what good food actually is. Seriously. Just avoid this place. First, the house white tasted like...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The food is truly amazing! If you are in Catania this place is a “must” to visit! Small restaurant with great Italian cuisine that would satisfy the most pretensions food seekers. The food is better than in any other place suggested in the trip advisor.

Thank Emilia K
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Enjoyable place, relatively quiet and relaxed - at least if the Sunday night we were there was typical. The proprietor will appear in front of you with a tray of glistening fresh fish which you can choose from if you like, but there are plenty...More

Thank CrackedActor
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We found this great place just by chance on a Friday night in December. Pity we could not back during our stay in Catania. It's worth every Euro you'd pay. You could take the fish as if it just been caught. The patrons treat you...More

Thank Pierre C
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18 May 2016|
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Response from annonymus800 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, This restaurant does not have an outside area. I still strongly advise you to give it a chance for the quality of the food, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:59 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:59 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:59 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:59 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:59 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:59 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sant'Anna n 19 | From May to September All Weekly Days Open, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 715 2492
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a graceful place located in the center of the city from which you can reach the most important historical sites of the city (Greek-Roman theater, Duomo square, ursino castle, etccc ...), Sicilian cuisine with traditional fish dishes of meat.
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