Destination CataniaDestination Catania

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Eating & drinkingEating & drinking

The cuisine for the Catania region is the same as the rest of Sicily, a delicious combination of Italian and Mediterranean fare. The food is not just very tasty, but healthy too. Fish and shellfish form the main ingredients, supplemented by olive oil and wine from the mountains around Etna.

Costa Azzurra

Costa Azzura has derived both its name and its menu from the sea. With a fantastic view over the harbour in the northern part of Catania. Address: Via De Cristofaro 4, Catania

La Siciliana

Don’t be fooled by the simple interior; this is one of Sicily’s best restaurants. It is situated in the northern part of Catania, close to the city centre. Address: Viale Marco Polo 52, Catania

Turi Finocchiaro

In the summer months, this restaurant has hundreds of guests every evening. It has been a meeting place of sorts in Catania for more than 100 years now. Turi Finocchiaro’s pizzas really are a must. Address: Via Euplio Reina 13, Catania

Villa Taverna

Villa Taverna is situated in the small village of Trecastagni, one of the many small villages around Etna. The view is magnificent, as is the interior, some of which still stems from before the destruction of Catania in 1669. Address: Corso C. Colombo 42, Trecastagni

Cafés

Cafhé

Café, bar, restaurant – it’s a bit of everything. Address: Via Redentore 12, Catania

Tertulia

Tertulia is the same as Cafhé, but also has reading material from the bookshop next door. Sometimes there’s live music. Address: Via M Rapisardi 1-3, Catania

Pasticceria Caprice

For traditional cakes, you have to visit Pasticceria Caprice on the Via Etnea. Address: Via Etnea 30, Catania

Café Charmant

The open-air patio at Café Charmant is a popular place to eat. Address: Via Etnea 19-23, Catania