La Cialoma

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La Cialoma Restaurant, Marzamemi

If you are looking for that authentic Sicilian experience and its classic maritime cuisine, you should go and see Lina Campisi. She lives and works in the fishing village of Marzamemi where she grew up. Her father and grandfather both worked in the former tuna processing plant. So she arguably grew up with fish, and can tell differences in quality without even trying. A mother of five, she is bursting with energy, and being a chef is her true calling. Her simple seafood dishes are served with pungent vegetables, crisp salads, and an outstanding zesty olive oil of regional provenience. The maxim is "buy locally." Opening hours: lunch and dinner every day.

Price range


Restaurant Price range

A 3-course menu or dinner à la carte per person will cost approx.:

Below € 30
Below € 80
Above € 80

No matter where you look, there are picture-postcard views of Sicily all around. The spectacular view from the patio across the seas or from the piazza with the backdrop of the former tuna processing plant – these alone are worth a trip.

The restaurant is booked out both noon and evening during the high season. So be sure to make reservations in advance, and to have plenty of time to kill.

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Individual ratings for La Cialoma Info

Location, ambience, room, service, and wine list:

6 = one of a kind
5 = excellent
4 = good
3 = satisfactory
2 = imperfect
1 = poor


6 = superior culinary art (normally 3 Michelin stars)
5 = extraordinarily creative culinary performance – often awarded one or two Michelin stars
4 = excellent cuisine, high quality, and consistency
3 = great cuisine, out of the ordinary
2 = unambitious cuisine
1 = best not to dine here


6 = unique resort or restaurant that satisfies (nearly) every need and desire
5 = top-of-the-lot in its category, as-new infrastructure, with lavish attention to detail
4 = swank restaurant or thrilling hotel with restaurant, bar, indoor or outdoor pool, gym, and spa
3 = elegant restaurant with patio, or small-but-refined hotel with restaurant
2 = harmonious restaurant without terrace or a luxurious B&B with swimming pool
1 = simple restaurant or charming B&B without swimming pool

  • Location

    A scenic spot in the southern part of the island. The entrance to the restaurant is located on the picturesque "Piazza Regina Margherita" in Marzamemi, and the patio behind the house directly overlooks the sea.

  • Ambience

    The turquoise-coloured wooden chairs and white tables call to mind a Greek tavern. If it was not for grandma's lace doilies on the tables, we might forget we are in Sicily.

  • Infrastructure

    Lunch is served on the large patio beneath the shady straw roof by the sea. At night, you dine on the piazza or in the rustic interior.

  • Culinary

    Lina Campisi serves an honest seafood cuisine without frills. Depending on the season, you may find young tuna on the menu, for not all tuna is the same. "Tonino" is the term for the blue-fin tuna before it has fattened up and weighs up to 700 kilograms, and it is truly a delicacy. Don't miss out on the classic "La ghiotta di tonno."

  • Wine List

    Well appointed wine list of Sicilian vintages.

  • Service

    Friendly, though a bit tardy and neglectful.

Location: Marzamemi | Sicily

La Cialoma
Piazza Regina Margherita · 96018 Marzamemi
Phone +39 0931 84 17 72

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