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Where to eat in Catania on a budget

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Traveling does not only mean visiting monuments, but also savor the typical cuisine of your goals. In Sicily then this statement takes on a whole other meaning.

An example? There Catania cuisine. If you are planning a trip to this city take a look at the 10 places where you can eat in Catania, even spending little.

Index

  1. Catania specialties and typical Sicilian cuisine
  2. The pipe
  3. Propaganda
  4. My Sicily Fast Gourmet
  5. Prestipino rotisserie
  6. Savia pastry shop
  7. Canni and Pisci
  8. The Quartara
  9. Scirocco Sicilian Fish Lab
  10. Spinella pastry
  11. Comis Ice Cafè
  12. User questions and comments

Catania specialties and typical Sicilian cuisine

The cuisine of Catania is something spectacular. Going around the clubs you will find it very easily typical dishes of the Catania tradition, made of lots of fresh fish but also meat, strictly from horse. In every corner of the street you will find bars, takeaways where you can buy bags of fish, calzoni and arancine unbeatable (let's not open the debate on the correct gender: the Accademia della Crusca has expressed itself, Arancine says, even if here they call them in the masculine ...).



However, typical Catania cuisine is not only salty food, but also many desserts, ranging from classic cannoli filled with ricotta fresh until cassatelle and to granite gigantic to taste while walking around the city. In short, Catania offers many specialties to be savored, and to do it better we offer you 10 places in which to do it.




1 - The Pipe

Fixed stage of the Catania people. It is a rather particular place, which was born from a cross between a pub and a restaurant. Besides being very cheap, it is a great place for sandwich lovers, who can build their ideal meal here: from the cutlet to the classic eggplant parmigiana. In addition to the classic "walking" food, the restaurant also offers a wide choice of fresh fish.


  • Contact us: Via Musumeci, 96 - Tel. 3489689090
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4 stars out of 244 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: sandwiches
  • Average price per person: € 12,00
  • FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Iltubocatania-114041096709744/

2 - Propaganda

Propaganda will also offer one healthy cuisine and also suitable for vegetarians, but this does not mean that you don't think about taste, on the contrary! The food cooked in this place requires the use of raw materials strictly produced in Sicily. The cheese comes from the milk of the local farms, the flours were obtained through stone processing. Everything is seasoned with creams and crushed strictly homemade with raw materials at zero km and from organic farming.

  • Contact us: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 94 - Tel. 095 715 9605
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4,5 stars out of 69 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: sauces and pounds
  • Average price per person: € 10,00
  • FB page: https://www.facebook.com/naturalfoodlovers/

3 - My Sicily Fast Gourmet

Another really cheap place that will allow you to taste the flavors of Sicily is the My Sicily Fast Gourmet.
The place is not exactly passing through, since it is located inside the Porte di Catania Shopping Center, but the trip is definitely worth a meal. Here, in the form of fast food, you will find typical dishes of the Catania and Sicilian tradition prepared with organic raw materials. In addition to the classic bread and panelle, a must of Sicilian cuisine, you can find first courses, salads, main courses. To help you in your choice, the restaurant has also organized its dishes according to menus that will meet every need.



  • Contact us: Catania Doors Shopping Center, Tel. +39 095 577796
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4 stars out of 191 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: bread and panelle
  • Average price per person: € 7,00
  • FB page: https://www.facebook.com/My-Sicily-Fast-Gourmet

4 - Prestipino rotisserie

From Prestipino you will find the typical rotisserie: small place but a lot of choice. It is located a stone's throw from the Cathedral of Catania and, in addition to excellent dishes, will give you one spectacular view of the Duomo. The dishes are quite cheap but rich in flavor: they range from first courses to classic "rotisserie" foods. If you find it, try the "pasta with five holes", seasoned with meat sauce, or the classic pasta with sardines.

  • Contact us: Via Etnea, 30/32 Tel. +39 327 206 8043
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4,5 stars out of 233 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: pasta with five holes, pasta with sardines
  • Average price per person: € 7,00
  • FB page: https://www.facebook.com/PrestipinoCafediOrtensiaPrestipino/

5 - Savia pastry shop

You want to experience the thrill of one real arancina from Catania? You can't not try those of the Pasticceria Savia. They are now an institution in Catania, so famous that you will have to queue to grab one. What makes the difference is, among other things, the filling: no ragù, from Savia le arancine are made only with chopped meat. All for the taste.



  • Contact us: Via Etnea, 300/302/304 | Via Umberto, 2/4/6 - Tel. +39 095 322335
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4,5 stars out of 3.629 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: arancini with meat
  • Average price per person: € 6,00
  • FB page: https://www.facebook.com/saviact/

6 - Canni and Pisci

If you want to eat calmly, sit at a table in a restaurant without losing that feeling of traditional food Canni e Pisci is for you. In this restaurant you can enjoy excellent traditional meat and fish specialties (from which the restaurant takes its name). With the fixed menu of the restaurant you can spend little and eat your fill fresh fish dishes. It is useless to recommend one dish rather than another: everything is good here.

  • Contact us: Via Museo Biscari, 8 - Tel. +39 095 2180787
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4,5 stars out of 673 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: marinated fish
  • Average price per person: € 25,00
  • FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Canni-Pisci

7 - The Quartara

La Quartara is another of those places where you can enjoy fantastic traditional Catania cuisine. As tradition dictates, the main dish of the kitchen is fish, always fresh and cooked in such a way as to make you lick your lips. You go from raw fish appetizers up to the classic cartouche and from marinated fish. Another point of pride of the restaurant, in addition to homemade pasta, are the pizzas, super seasoned, abundant but very light since they are made with mother yeast.

  • Contact us: Piazza Ogninella 10 | University Square - Tel. +39 095 816 6768
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4 stars out of 369 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: packet of fish and pizza
  • Average price per person: € 25,00
  • FB page: https://www.facebook.com/PizzeriaTrattoria-La-Quartara

8 - Scirocco Sicilian Fish Lab

Still craving fish? Very close to the Duomo and the fish market of Catania there is the Scirocco Sicilian Fish Lab, which will satisfy your every desire. The relationship between quality and price is excellent, since the restaurant manages to combine large but not excessive portions for an affordable price for everyone. Try theirs sea ​​foil, Sarde A Beccafico and the caponata.

  • Contact us: Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto 7 | Fish Market of Catania - Tel. +39 095 836 5148
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4,5 stars out of 921 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: sardines a beccafico, sea packet
  • Average price per person: € 7,00
  • FB page: https://www.facebook.com/sciroccosicilianfishlab/

9 - Spinella pastry shop

Do you want sweet? Near Savia you will find the Pasticceria Spinella. In this place you will find foods ranging from salty to sweet. All good, but its ice cream (try that pistachio) it's really delicious. Accompany it with a classic brioche, it will satiate you properly for a good part of the day and you will not miss a more substantial dish at all.

  • Contact us: Via Etnea 292/298 - Tel. +39 095 327247
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4 stars out of 1.340 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: pistachio ice cream, desserts
  • Average price per person: € 5,00
  • Email: https://www.facebook.com/pasticceriaspinella/

10 - Comis Ice Cafè

There are never too many desserts, especially if you pass by the Comis Ice Cafè. It is more or less the paradise of ice cream and granita, as well as desserts, to be eaten strictly with brioche and cream (especially if the granita is coffee flavored). As tradition dictates, the portions are very generous and you can choose from many flavors.

  • Contact us: Piazza Vincenzo Bellini 8/9 - Tel. +39 095 715 2499
  • Tripadvisor statistics: 4,5 stars out of 346 reviews
  • Specialty of the house: Coffee slush
  • Average price per person: € 5,00
  • FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Comis-Ice-Cafè
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