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Trattoria Ai Portici da Franco Smile

Via Consolare Valeria 296, 98030 Sant' Alessio Siculo, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 248 6293
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
11 Jul 2018
“Family Dinner”
8 Jun 2018
Closed Now
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Consolare Valeria 296, 98030 Sant' Alessio Siculo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We had a nice dinner at this restaurant. The service was rather slow and the food was okay but nothing special.

Thank george k
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Truly awful meal. We sent two full plates back to the kitchen, the staff didn't query this and we were still charged full price. Don't waste your money

2  Thank Carole266
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant led by the ever welcoming Franco and his cheerful way ! Extensive range of local dishes and wines served in a great atmosphere ... The food just gets better each visit... You won't leave hungry but you will come back !!

Thank Lionking14
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We were first to arrive and the staff were finishing there meal but were made welcome. The setting and seating is slightly more comfortable than Fatamorgana just down the road but is still right next to the road. Staff were patient and helpful. Food was...More

Thank rufus220
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We had a good starter but some poor mains. The gnocchi dish felt cheap, from the frozen section of a supermarket. Positive note: restaurant staff is very friendly. I'm sure they have some better dishes.

Thank Valerio T
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Although the kitchen was closed, they opened for us and made delicious lunch. Very kind personal and nice, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank alexvanpavk
Domenico-Cannetti, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Trattoria Ai Portici da Franco Smile, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks a lot :) See you soon

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Lovely restaurant with an extensive menu that will leave you spoiled for choice. The Warmest of welcomes leaving you feeling instantly at home.Traditional pasta, meat and seafood dishes lovingly presented by Franco and his staff...well worth a visit......Franco really does make you smile.

Thank Lionking14
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food! Typical Siciliane! But HUGE portions! Alichi my favorite❤❤❤😍😍😍FANTASTICO! We will be back! ❤

Thank NEA0508
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Looking at the reviews on Trip Advisor we headed for this restaurant with high hopes and empty bellies. After confusion with a similarly named restaurant on Trip Advisor, which is elsewhere, we found it. We were early 7.30pm so were the first people there. Knowing...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

All I can say about this restaurant is that the food is very tasty! Staff is friendly just as in any other places in Sicily! The prices are the standard, you can get a dish from 9€ to 16-17€! If you have a chance try...More

Thank Simity C
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Nikola D
25 June 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Consolare Valeria 296, 98030 Sant' Alessio Siculo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Sant' Alessio Siculo
  • Phone Number: +39 338 248 6293
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The Ai Portici Restaurant by Franco Smile is a unique location in the panoramic restaurant of the Agrò Valley and the Jonica Riviera. The restaurant has ample outdoor areas under the porch with about 40 seats and another 40 in the air-conditioned rooms, Service and friendliness are the qualities that will never be united with the pleasure of enjoying home-style dishes in a modern and ancient style with sober presentations, all accompanied by a great atmosphere. From us you can enjoy mainly fish dishes ranging from cold appetizers and marinated as stew, octopus, marinated anchovies and salmon salads and followed by hot dishes such as turkey dumplings with peas or squid stuffed and fried like pancakes Of blue fish and sardine beccafico, there is also the rustic side to satisfy even those who do not like fish with tasty starters of cheeses and salami and oolai, good sauces and bodied seconds, we are also very careful also vegans and ciliacs by booking in advance And communicating your needs we will always try to provide you with the service hail.
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