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Il Cuciniere

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Via Luigi Capuana 110, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 747 0702
20:00 - 00:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Lovely place, great location, close to the city center. Fresh fish, excellent wine, very friendly staff - offered us extra appetizers - which were very much appreciated. Our first time here, hoping to return soon.

Thank Ion I
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We decided to try the restaurant of the hotel we were staying in after noticing some good reviews. We weren't disappointed. Their menu is not super extensive, but what they do have is delicious. We both ordered a first course of pasta, both delicious and well portioned, followed by a second course of meat and fish. Both were superbly cooked... More 

Thank Calvinus15
Kyrenia, Cyprus
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We ate here twice during our stay at the Katane Palace Hotel, where the restaurant is located. We thoroughly enjoyed all our choices and also the wine chosen with the advice of our server. Very welcoming and a lovely open courtyard for aperitifs or coffee. Portions are generous so we shared a starter. A free antipasto was given. Not expensive,... More 

Thank Patricia J
Midlands UK
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Nice enough meal on a rainy January evening when you don't really feel like traipsing around dark and wet streets

Thank DarkSide_UK
Lexington, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2016

What a wonderful experience my friend and I had in Catania when we took a cooking class with chef Giulio and prepared food at his restaurant “Il Cuciniere”. The day started with a visit to the pescheria and then a walking tour of Catania with his wife Valeria who recommended places to see during our short visit to Catania. We... More 

Thank adriana f
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had a nice evening and meal for New Year, the cost was quite a bit more than other restaurants in the area (100 Euros per person including drinks) but it was still cheaper than an equivalent restaurant at home. We booked before we travelled to Catania and Valeria was very helpful. It was a set menu, predominantly fish and... More 

Thank justlovemyholidays
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

We spent the most informative, fascinating 6 hour cooking class with Chef Giulio and his wonderful wife, Valeria, at their Il Cuciniere Restaurant in Catania. They walked us through the busy fish markets to select the sardines, anchovies, prawns, squid, swordfish and tuna then on to the fruit and vege markets to choose pomegranates, pears, pistachios, mandarins, smoked ricotta and... More 

Thank Monty2230
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Seated in a beautiful backyard garden promised a nice evening. In total it was fulfilled. We chose 4 course menu, whereof two of us selected fish and teenagers went for meat and vegetarian. Chef then decided details. First dishes produced excellent mood for us all. Then came a surprisingly compact fish spaghetti mix which simply was a unsuccessful experiment? Waiter... More 

Thank harald o. h
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Food was excellent and well presented,I especially enjoyed the deconstruction of a cannoli and the service was also very good.

Thank Foodymme
Tel Aviv, Israel
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198 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I tend to skip restaurants inside hotels, not sure there is a good reason though. Arrived Catania rather late and tired after flight and long drive so paying a visit to the hotel's restaurant seemed a viable option. It was better then expected with well prepared modern Italian cuisine.

Thank Ami130

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
20:00 - 00:30
20:00 - 00:30
20:00 - 00:30
20:00 - 00:30
20:00 - 00:30
20:00 - 00:30
20:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Luigi Capuana 110, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
  • Phone Number: +39 095 747 0702

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