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Il Bavaglino

Via Benedetto Saputo 20, 90049 Terrasini, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 868 2285
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
4 weeks ago
“Pretensious, expensive and not very good”
16 Aug 2016
“Great food, great place and super CHEF.”
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Via Benedetto Saputo 20, 90049 Terrasini, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoy the great creative chef restaurant ... seafood and pasta served very creatively , and very professional service, justifying the Michelean Star!

Thank Sam G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told this restaurant had one Michelin star. I find this hard to believe, because I've eaten in many starred restaurants, and this was not up to Michelin quality. The food was bland, but with lots of "foams". (This went out of style 10...More

1  Thank Iona T
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I visited this restaurant and I tasted really delicious pasta with octopus then ever had before and I still remember it. Good wine list, super kind Chef&Staff.I highly suggest to visit this place with a nice walk in Terrasini on lungomare.

Thank Danielka2016
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Amazing Sicilian 'creative' menu - my favourite dish was the Risotto with anchovies, lemon and chocolate. Like others I found the whiteness too stark and unforgiving for the tricky space.

Thank scitrone
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The white on white dining room is exquisitely chic, but pales (pardon the pun) in comparison to the food. Dish after dish showcasing the freshest ingredients with Chef Giuseppe Costa's magical touch. Highly recommended.

1  Thank GinaSamarotto
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Il Bavaglino, transitioning name to Guiseppe Costa, had just reopened after a remodel a couple of days before we went. Near the waterfront, the space is now a bit Spartan, but has a good feel. A large sculpture accents the modern feel while also adding...More

Thank SiteGuy
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Not sure how this restaurant made it in to the michelin guide and we had a very disappointing dinner. Absolutely no character in the solitary dining room that you enter straight off the street; bright impersonal lighting and a totally uninspired food offering. Despite having...More

4  Thank CBB99
Reviewed 5 May 2013

I am still wondering what was the motivation to establish such a high standard restaurant in a small city...I guess just quality itself.... or maybe some personal bound to the place...Both the food and the service was a very nice suprise on our last day...More

1  Thank Csucsu99
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We have chosen this restaurant basing on Michelin Guide recommendations and because it’s very near to the Palermo Airport where we were finishing our journey and had to return a car. Otherwise we would never visit Terrasini, which is a sleepy and very unassuming seaside...More

1  Thank Sibvaleo
Reviewed 21 April 2013

While visiting this beautiful small town where my family is from, we had lunch and dinner here. The food was absolutely incredible. The flavor combinations were unique and blended in the mouth so perfectly. With each course, I felt like that was the best food...More

1  Thank Joelle K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$79
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Benedetto Saputo 20, 90049 Terrasini, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Terrasini
  • Phone Number: +39 091 868 2285
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The restaurant was founded in August 2008 and the bib and 'situated in a strategic area of the waterfront of Terrasini, just at the point where starts and runs towards the marina.Terrasini and 'a small town a few kilometers from the international airport "Falcone and Borsellino", overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare and enjoys a remarkable flow of tourists.The restaurant 'consists of elegant and comfortable single room on the ground floor, a terrace and summer kitchen upstairs.
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