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Caffe' la Vela

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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US$5 - US$17
Brew Pub, Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 18 September 2021

Great place ! We came here every night of our 3-day stay in Lipari, either for diner or for a cocktail. The staff is really welcoming, the place is ideally located and cocktails are great ! (+ you get a full plate of appetizers with...it, nice !). They have a wide selection lf elaborated mocktails as well, which is rather rare. We’ll come back for sure for our next visit to the Aeolian islands. Thanks again !More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021 via mobile

The best restaurant we have visited for dinner during our thee week journey through Sicily - by far! From the Negronis to the dessert, everything was truly sublime. All the dishes contained superfresh ingredients and were amazingly prepared. On top of that, the waiter was...A true professional that gave us valuable tips. We absolutely gecommend to visit this hidden gem when you are in Lipari!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021

We stopped here in the afternoon for drinks after a day trip to Salina. We were impressed with the service and the snacks, so we made a reservation for dinner later that evening. We ate lite, skipping a starter and ordering just two entrees. A...baked “Clown Fish” for my wife. They presented it whole, then filleted it at the table. I had the linguini with clams. Both were very good. We were glad we saved room for the excellent Pistachio cake which we shared. We had great service and a view of the harbor from our table.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, with amazing food ! Very nice location, and their service is perfect. We definitly recommand this place.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2020

We first had drinks there...great, friendly service and a beautiful location. We went back a second time this time for lunch. I had the Pasta Norma and my husband had stuffed sardines. And some local red wine. The pasta was the best pasta norman I...have had in Sicily yet (and I have been here 4 weeks). The addition of the pesto takes it to another level. And the sardines.,, well how do describe the little stuffed mouthfuls of deliciousness? And lovely, lovely service!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020

We arrived in Lipari a bit after noon. Our shipper recommended the place. Personel were superfriendly immediatly replacing tables so our group could sit. Because it was pretty busy he offered us a menu, rather than having eveyrone choose by themselves. We started with small,...delicious appatizers, a salad and then pasta. So delicious, simple, but tasteful. There was also a great athmosphere, the boss is super nice. The wine was also very good too, so was the coffee (as always in Italy). Definitely recommended!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

Nothing to add really, place is informal (it can be easily misinterpreted as a common bar) but with a great location and it has nothing to envy to the best restaurant in Lipari. Everything was excellent despite the late hour (we got there at 10.40pm)....Starters tasted great (careful with the octopus salad, it is extra large!) and were of great quality. Everything tasted fresh, Pasta was really good but If you can’t get a decision, I’d recommend to go for the second course as they looked (and tasted) a notch above. Wine was great and at a fair price! Would definitely recommend as a “must” stop if you pass by Lipari.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020 via mobile

I had an aeolian salad which was honestly really good, the tuna was really fresh! But the portion size was really small for the money I payed and the service was a bit slow and disorganized. The location is really cute.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 June 2020 via mobile

Amazing fish at honest prices. The location is superb and the hospitality is excellent. Honest prices

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 13 June 2020

in Italy on Business - ate here everyday for 5 days - i have eaten at some of the nicest restaurants in the world and the flavor of the food here can't be duplicated. I never ate pasta, and now i love pasta, the appetizers...you get with a beer are amazing, I had grilled octopus, grilled swordfish, grilled tuna, and i had the best cheesecake and tiramisu I have ever had. Great wine and bar selection. I am at the restaurant again waiting for it to open for dinner. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. Marco and his family love what they do. Its a pleasure to be their guests.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Caffe' la Vela is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5