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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Soups, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have a good experience at Ai Lumi. With limited Italian, we were offered help from a server who spoke some English. We ordered what we thought was a fish for 2 persons for 23 Euros. The meal was ok but when we...got the bill, the fish was for 60 Euros. When I questioned it, the same server explained that the 60 euro fish was the one we ordered. 60 euros ($78 Cdn for one fish, a nothing special fish). Yes, mostly our fault for not knowing what we are ordering. But the Ai Lumi could have made a very poor experience at least somewhat better by offering to reduce the bill by 10 euros, say. It's what I would have done for a customer of mine. Not a good experience at all.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 12 May 2022

The title says it all. And the next day a local warned of us Ai Lumi in exactly the terms we experienced.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

Ate a quick lunch here and was delighted with the experience. Quality food and a super friendly staff. I’d definitely recommend eating here if in Ragusa.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 November 2021

I can't really review the food because the restaurant refused to serve us and another couple who were not Italian. We were recommended this restaurant by our B and B and a store owner, and we arrived at lunch time without reservations. The restaurant appeared...full and the menu looked nice so we walked inside. We waited for about 3 minutes before anyone even greeted us. There were two empty tables in clear view...but we were told there was no room for us and ushered out the door. The lady was really gruff. If the tables were reserved - she could have said that. She clearly didn't want any non Italians or at least not at that moment she didn't.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2020

We stayed in Ragusa for a week in september and ate here three times because it was a great place to sit and watch the people go by on the main drag ,the food was excellent and we could sit outside in a lovely place...safely - ideal for these covid times. We are fussy about how fish is cooked (hate overcooked or three day old fish) and these guys had great fresh snapper, sea bass and red mullet which they cooked perfectly every time . We also loved the rabbit and the lamb - great flavour and very tender. Their fresh raviola was also exquisite and the service was very well judged . They made us wait too long for our wine one time, but compared to many places in sicily (where service is often glacial and you wait 40 minutes for a bottle of water, a bowl of bread or a glass of wine) these guys were excellent. Try this place - you will love everything about it .More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 December 2019

We tried everything...the ravioli, roasted vegetables, steak and pork. I also requested a special squash flower appetizer like my Grandmother used to make and though it is off-season, they managed to make it for me. And it was just as good as my Grandma used...to make!!! I highly recommend this establishment.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

We visit Southeastern Sicily every year. We love the food, the people, the Mediterranean, and the architecture. Trattoria Ai Lumi is one of our two favorite restaurants in Ragusa Iblea. The reviews that drag a good restaurant down, are. most often, in my opinion, written...by people who don’t appreciate or understand a different culture. Slower paced, is one notable cultural difference. Family run restaurants is another. Ai Lumi has interesting choices, skillfully prepared. We’ve never been disappointed there, by food or service.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 1 October 2019

Nice shady table for lunch we had beautiful ravioli with pistachios and ricotta which was delicious. There are only 2 people but it is getting towards end of season. My chocolate and orange pudding was lovely. It isn't the cheapest place and if you want...fresh tasty food you do have to wait for it to be cooked it's not fast food! Very enjoyable and also friendly serviceMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 September 2019 via mobile

I hate to give poor reviews but... Slow service, 20 min for wine, 40 minutes for starters, 1 hr 15 for main. Only one wait staff and one cook. Octopus inedible. Pasta bland. Worst meal I’ve had in Sicily. the waitress was nice though.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 23 September 2019

Lovely table outside. Single waitress and chef managed to serve all the tables with minimum fuss. Pasta was very tasty and the grilled vegetables. Caters for veggies too. Clean toilets.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Trattoria Ai Lumi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5