Sicily restaurants

Top Choice Pastries in Erice

Pasticceria di Maria Grammatico

This cafe-pasticceria is run by Maria Grammatico, Sicily's most famous pastry chef, and the subject of Mary Taylor Simeti's book Bitter Almonds – a series of recipes and recollections from Signora Grammatico's child…
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 Seafood in San Vito Lo Capo

Hotel-Ristorante Pocho

Dinner is an unforgettable feast for the eyes and palate at this sensational hotel-restaurant, dramatically perched on a cliff edge overlooking Isulidda beach, 2km south of San Vito in the hamlet of Macari. Summer d…
Top Choice Sicilian in Sciacca

Hostaria Del Vicolo

Tucked away in a tiny alley in the old town, this formal restaurant is a culinary tour de force, with heavy tablecloths, noiseless service and an ample wine list. A perennial Slow Food favourite, it serves a traditi…
Top Choice Vegan in Syracuse

Moon

This moody, boho-chic restaurant and bar makes vegan food so good even a hardcore carnivore could convert. A cast of mostly organic and biological ingredients beam in balanced, intriguing dishes that might see a tow…
Top Choice Sweets in Catania

I Dolci di Nonna Vincenza

Nuns taught a young Nonna Vincenza the art of baking. Today, her fragrant sweets are the stuff of glutinous dreams. Under huge chandeliers, counters gleam with irresistible treats, among them cinnamon- and lemon-fla…
Top Choice Sweets in Palermo

I Segreti del Chiostro

Countless blessings await at this extraordinary pasticceria, hidden away in a former convent. The culmination of endless hours of research, it uses once secret recipes to bake rare sweet treats from numerous Sicilia…
Top Choice International in Castellammare del Golfo

I Sapori

Pure paradise for meat lovers, this highly recommended Sicilian grill cooks up top-quality cuts from the adjoining butcher's shop. Be it Tuscan Chianina beef, marinated chicken wings, unbelievably tender pork ribs o…
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 Seafood in Modica

Ornato

The decorative tagines at stylish Ornato reflect Luca Ornato's love of global flavours, a fact also echoed in out-of-the-box dishes like crudo (raw seafood) with yuzu. The talented cook marries tradition and innovat…