Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Sicilian in Licata

Ristorante La Madia

One of Sicily's finest restaurants, double Michelin-starred La Madia is a labour of love for local-born chef Pino Cuttaia. It serves modern Sicilian dishes based on authentic Mediterranean ingredients, such as merlu…
Top Choice Pizza in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Sbanco

With its informal warehouse vibe and buzzing atmosphere, Sbanco is one of the capital's hottest pizzerias right now. At the heart of its success are its creative, wood-fired pizzas and sumptuous fried starters – try…
Top Choice Sicilian in Collesano

Casale Drinzi

This wooden chalet in the hills immediately above Collesano is one of the Madonie's gems – one whiff of the delicious aromas emanating from the kitchen and you'll know you've come to the right place. The menu featur…
Top Choice Italian in Syracuse

Bistrot Bella Vita

Owned by affable Lombard expat Norma and her Sicilian pastry-chef husband Salvo, this casually elegant cafe-restaurant is one of Ortygia's latest stars. Stop by for good coffee (soy milk available) and made-from-scr…
Top Choice Trattoria in Petralia Soprana

Da Salvatore

Salvatore Ruvutuso, his wife Maria and two children run this Slow Food–acclaimed trattoria with its summertime sidewalk seating and wonderfully cosy interior dining room. Kick off with a delicious selection of antip…
Top Choice Vegan in Syracuse

Moon

If vegan fare usually makes you yawn, subvert your thinking at boho-chic Moon. A cast of mostly organic and biological ingredients beam in decadent, intriguing dishes that might see a tower of thinly sliced pears in…
Top Choice Italian in Ragusa

I Banchi

Michelin-star chef Ciccio Sultano is behind this contemporary, smart-casual eatery, which includes a dedicated bakery, specialist deli counter and the freedom to choose anything from caffè and just-baked pastries, t…
Top Choice Bistro in Palermo

Bisso Bistrot

Frescoed walls, exposed ceiling beams and reasonably priced, lip-smacking appetisers, primi (first courses) and secondi (main courses) greet diners at this swinging, smart-casual bistro. Located at the northwest cor…
Top Choice Sicilian in Taormina

Osteria Nero D’Avola

Not only does affable owner Turi Siligato fish, hunt and forage for his smart osteria, he'll probably greet you at your table, share anecdotes about the day's bounty and play a few tunes on the piano. Here, seasonal…
Top Choice Sicilian in Taormina

Il Barcaiolo

You'll need to book five days ahead come summer, when every buongustaio (foodie) and hopeless romantic longs for a table at this fabulous trattoria. Set snugly in a boat-fringed cove at the northern end of Mazzarò b…