National good food guides

The national “Michelin Italia” guide that comes with Big Gourmand magazine: mentions our “precious dishes at an affordable price”, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 issue (a unique restaurant in Catania).

“Le Osterie d’Italia” Slow Food guide, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 editions.

Guida ai sapori e ai piaceri della regione, Sicilia (Sicily: A guide on the flavours and pleasures of the region), “La Repubblica” newspaper 2016-2017; 2015-2016 editions;

Mentioned in the “Il Giornale di Sicilia” newspaper’s guide, 2015-2016; 2013-2014 editions.

Mentioned in the Accademia Italiana della Cucina (Italian Cookery Academy) guide, 2013.

Mentioned in “Etna e Sicilia Orientale“ (Etna and Eastern Sicily), a series of books published by Touring Editore – Slow Food Editore publishing house, 2011 edition

Mentioned in the Slow Food “In cucina con Slow Food : ricette di Sicilia“ (In the kitchen with Slow Food: Recipes of Sicily) cook book, 2014 edition.

“Dove” , Guide to the New Sicily, published in 2016

International Food Guides

“Mentioned in Routard 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions; Cited in the Lonely Planet, ‘Top Choice’ list, 2014 and 2015 editions.”


“Casa Facile”, March 2017, in the Catania “Shopping Tours” section.

“Il Sole 24 ORE” travel column, 24 January 2017, article “Alla scoperta di Catania con la guida di sei «insider»”

Glamour, fashion magazine, November 2016. “Have a Glamorous Weekend” event, the exclusive Glamour designer shopping appointment. Me Cumpari Turiddu is mentioned among the recommend places to eat.

“Bell’Italia”, February 2016 issue, in the Catania “What, when and where” section – Dallo Street food alla street Art” (From Street Food to Street Art).

“I love Sicilia”, January 2015 edition, article “Catania: Nightlife at dinner”

La Stampa”, in the section Cuisine, article on 3rd July 2014, “Sicilian tastes at MeCumpariTuriddu”

“La Sicilia”, in the section Night and Day, article on 10th November 2013, “Food Valley, Mediterranean Tastes”

Awards and acknowledgements

Slow Food: “Good cheese restaurant” 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, 2015.

Rotaract di Catania, 19 July 2014, “Premio Aurora” Award

NATO, military exercise taking place in Sicily, 2015. See the letter of commendation –> Thank You Roberta