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Trattoria Scalo Grande

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Via Scalo Grande | Località S. Maria La Scala, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 328 883 2384
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Valletta, Malta
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went down to Santa Maria La Scala specifically to eat fish by the sea. we walked by this restaurant planning to dine at another restaurant close by, however the waiter at the other restaurant dryly told us that he had no place for us outside. So we headed back to Trattoria Scalo Grande and we were very warmly welcomed... More 

Thank krisborg
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here a few weeks ago but went again last Sunday (mid March 17) and it was very poor. Food was ok in parts but not up to our previous visit and at this restaurant you are paying very high prices compared to other choices in Sicily. Some consistency issues as most dishes nice but my wife... More 

Thank Global_Burgo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch in Santa Maria la Scala. When reviewing the ratings on TripAdvisor we asked for seats at a different restaurant. They "would" not accommodate us with seats outside so we decided to visit Tratoria Scalo Grande! We were accepted with open arms and had a great table outside. Carmelo was our waiter and couldn't be more pleasant and... More 

Thank Paul B
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Fish does get any fresher than in a Sicilian fishing village. Cooked simply and presented nicely . We enjoyed the cozze ( mussels) as a starter and then pompano & prawns . The linguini with scampi had a lovely sauce but the scampi were very small.....primarily shell versus flesh. Limone sherbet was a pleasant finale. Note that cash is preferred... More 

Thank BHF-13K
Archbald, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner. The owner is very accommodating but if you don't understand/speak at least a little italian the language barrier could present a problem. Food is expertly prepared. Choices in the off season are limited to the catch of the day but you will not be disappointed. Best swordfish (spada) my wife ever had. My mixed platter was... More 

Thank Phil S
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We (couple of 33 years) have travelled to Sicily 4 times and this retaurant is still our favorite seafood restaurant across the island. The food (especially the freshness of the food), the service, the location & view could not be any better. This restaurant is a favorite among locals and Italians from mainland Italy and Sicily's best kept secret. We... More 

Thank Nina S
San Gwann, null, Malta
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

we went for lunch and we left in the waiter hands and we didn't went wrong it was superb and so very fresh

Thank Iman Lourdes M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This is the best fish dinner we have ever had in our life. Carmello is a fantastic host, who helped us through the evening. The antipasti are excellent, and the grilled fresh fish are wonderful. We ended it all with some homemade semi freddo.

Thank Shawn N
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

A great fish restaurant in a lovely typical Sicilian fishing village. The antipasti are not to be missed! The service is also excellent.

Thank Ian-Malta
Flayosc, France
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We have been here a few times and have always enjoyed a lovely sea food meals consisting of several courses. Not cheap but good. The setting over looking a small harbour adds to the whole experience which is very typically Sicilan. I look forward to my next visit!

Thank Welshmanabroad1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Scalo Grande | Località S. Maria La Scala, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: +39 328 883 2384

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