Lipari Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lipari

January 10, 2018 Marianna Hollaway

Lipari (Italian pronunciation: [ˈliːpari], Sicilian: Lìpari, Latin: Lipara, Ancient Greek: Μελιγουνίς Meligounis or Λιπάρα Lipara) is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Its population is 12,734, but during the May to September tourist season, the total population may reach up to 20,000.
Things to do in Lipari

1. Ristorante Filippino

Piazza Mazzini, 98055, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$235 - HK$290 +39 090 981 1002
Excellent
47%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Ristorante Filippino

Reviewed By Yeti38000 - Grenoble, France

We have been welcomed by helpful waiters for our lunch at noon. The covered Terrace with porcelaine plates on the tables and the sea gleaming in the distance participate to the old-fashioned charm of the restaurant.
Regarding food, we fisrt shared one entry of swordfish with figs (4 fine slices of fish rolled around marinated figs): an original and delicious speciality of the house - we recommend it, although a little bit fade to our taste.
We then shared one deep water fish, just grilled, with one side dish of simply baked potatoes. Definetely well cooked and tasty, however not sublim nor exceptional in terms of flavours. Fish well prepared by the waiter (removing fishbones and skin)
Regarding the bill: for 1 entry, 1 fish, 1 side dish, 1 water bottle, with servicio: 70 €.
For us, despite quality and location in Lipari, it's overbilled by 20%. You can find as fine food and pleasant environments in Lipari for less. ...

2. Le Macine

Via Stradale PIANOCONTE | Pianoconte, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +39 090 982 2387
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 243 reviews

Le Macine

Reviewed By ScotFish555

Nice food, but prices not justified. Had been described as best restaurant on the island. Linen tablecloths, accompanied by plastic flowers. Perhaps trying to be ironic, but inclusion of a "McDonalds" pizza on the menu was bizarre. Flavours and textures of dishes that ought to have been sensational just jarred. Better to go to a small backstreet bar and try your luck.

3. trattoria del vicolo

Vicolo Vico Ulisse 16/17, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$196 - HK$290 +39 090 981 1066
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 937 reviews

trattoria del vicolo

Reviewed By TamaramaSydney - Sydney, Australia

We had a nice meal here. We had to sort inside as we didn't have a reservation which was a shame. We lost the atmosphere of sitting outside. The food and wine were however very good.

4. Ristorante E' Pulera

Via Isabella Conti Vainicher, 98055, Sicily, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$235 - HK$314 +39 090 981 1158
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Ristorante E' Pulera

The restaurant is surrounded by a citrus garden with majolica tables where are represented the Aeolian Islands. Typical restaurant with Aeolian cuisine.

Reviewed By rxgrin

We were excited to try this restaurant which had such a high rating. Had a great appetizer and my wife had a wonderful tuna dish. I had the seafood soup. I've never had seafood so over cooked, I was shocked to find out that the most over cooked food was the tuna in the soup. I'm actually mad at myself that I did not send it back.
The egg plant parm. was amazing.

5. La Conchiglia

Via T.M. Amendola, 98055, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$102 - HK$314 +39 366 337 0249
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 688 reviews

La Conchiglia

Reviewed By ilovetravels000 - Milan, Italy

Fresh fish, amazing pasta! very good food at an affordable price! Both local food from Aeolian Islands and Sicily. I would recommend it

6. Il Galeone

Via Vittorio Emanuele 242, 98050, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean Dinner, Lunch HK$196 - HK$337 +39 338 740 8482
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 344 reviews

Il Galeone

Reviewed By David I - London, United Kingdom

It was the last night of my holiday and I picked a wonderful location for a relaxing evening meal. I went with the tried and trusted maccheroni alla norma which was marvellous maybe a little too much sauce left over at the end or maybe...Moregrazie

7. Gilberto e Vera

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 22/24, 98055, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +39 090 981 2756
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Gilberto e Vera

Reviewed By Nara1387 - Winterthur, Switzerland

Good proof that indeed it can work to offer good food for little money at a good location. We went there twice in two days. Gilberto is really friendly and you can tell he loves his job.

8. Papisca

Via Marina Garibaldi, 67, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Pub Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +39 090 981 2362
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 367 reviews

Papisca

Reviewed By CorinnaBsWorld - Phoenix, Arizona

This is my only bad eating experience in all of Sicily and Italy, in many years of regular travel there.
The food is marginal, but the employees here are surly and mean. There are no prices posted, so they charge locals a small amount and tourists an excessive amount. Our meal was the most expensive I have had anywhere in Italy, ever. And the food wasn't freshly made, it was sitting under heat lamps in a case, so the price ws in no way justifiable.
They also bring locals free appetizers/snacks when they order drinks (as does every almost restaurant/bar in Italy), but won't bring you anything if you are a tourist.
The waitress was rude, defiant and mean, the bartenders and other restaurant workers insolent and unpleasant.
There are so many eating options in Canneto Beach, at restaurants and cafes that want and appreciate your business, that there is absolutley no reason at all to ever go to Papisca. Traveler beware!

9. Chimera

Via Paolo Borsellino e Giovanni Falcone, 98055, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +39 090 981 1934
Excellent
51%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 271 reviews

Chimera

Reviewed By Donna C

A surprisingly outstanding restaurant. Food was uniformly good, service was excellent. I had the restaurant's version of caponata, which I found to be one of the best I have had in Sicily (and I have had many!). The restaurant's version of eggplant parmigiana is truly superb - light, delicate, and flavorful. The wine list has choices for all budgets.

10. Caffe' la Vela

Piazza Ugo s.Onofrio | Marina Corta, 98055, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Brew Pub, Italian, Cafe, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast HK$39 - HK$141 +39 090 981 2600
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 256 reviews

Caffe' la Vela

Reviewed By Terry S - Green Valley

This establishment hosted a wine tasting with hor d'oeuvres for our small travel group and it was quite enjoyable. There was an excellent explanation of the wines we were tasting as well as the food entrees that were presented. The setting on the harbor couldn't be beat.

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