Restaurants

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 Italian in Syracuse

Bistrot Bella Vita

This casually elegant cafe-restaurant is one of Ortygia's stars. Stop by for good coffee (soy milk available) and cornetti, biscotti and pastries (try the sour orange-and-almond tart). Or book a table in the intimat…
Top Choice Sicilian in The Noto Coast

La Cialoma

Food-lovers flock here from across the southeast for long, lazy feasts on the piazza or seaside terrace. The latter is especially enchanting, and utterly appropriate for a daily-changing menu determined by the morni…
Top Choice Sicilian in Noto

Manna

Divided into a slinky front bar and sultry back dining rooms, Manna wows with its competent, contemporary creations. Season and premium produce dictate the menu, which might see anchovy and sardine polpettine (patti…
Top Choice Gelato in Noto

Caffè Sicilia

Dating from 1892 and especially renowned for its granite, this beloved place vies with its next-door neighbour, Dolceria Corrado Costanzo, for the honours of Noto's best dessert shop. Frozen desserts are made with t…
Top Choice Modern Sicilian in Syracuse

Don Camillo

One of Ortygia's most elegant restaurants, Don Camillo specialises in sterling service and innovative Sicilian cuisine. Pique the appetite with mixed shellfish in a thick soup of Noto almonds, swoon over the swordfi…
Top Choice Gelato in Modica

Caffè Adamo

There is great gelato and then there's gelato made by Antonio Adamo. The affable modinese makes all his confections from scratch; even the Agrigento pistachios are ground on-site. The result is ice cream packed with…
Top Choice Modern Sicilian in Ragusa

Ristorante Duomo

Widely regarded as one of Sicily's finest restaurants, Duomo comprises a cluster of small rooms outfitted like private parlours behind its stained-glass door, ensuring a suitably romantic ambience for chef Ciccio Su…
Top Choice Sicilian in Noto

Ristorante Crocifisso

Up in Noto Alta, this Slow Food–acclaimed restaurant with an extensive wine list is widely regarded as Noto's best. Sicilian classics such as macco di fave (broad bean purée with ricotta and toasted breadcrumbs) and…