A mere boat ride away from out teeny rock, is another (significantly larger) rock that is a foodie haven for any lover of mediterranean cuisine. Sicily is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a quick break full of culture, food, sun, and more food.
Lovin Malta has put together a list of must-visit foodie places you can stop by on your next road trip up in Sicily, with the perfect combination of sight-seeing, food, and ease.
We’ve separated them according to province to make things even easier.
1. Vineria Picasso
Located in the centre of Catania, La Vineria Picasso opened in 1991 and serves traditional Sicilian dishes of all kinds. The waiters will help you choose the best combination of food and wine to suit your palette, and you can choose from more than 350 different Sicilian wines. Pretty fancy.
2. Il Rifugio Sapienza
The Rifugio Sapienza is the starting point for all Mount Etna tours. Located 1,935m above sea level, it’s the perfect location to fuel up before or after a long day of exploration. There are daily breakfast options, as well as an á la carte menu for lunch and dinner. In the spring and summer months, the Rifugio pizzeria is open for business and ready for consumption.
3. Don Serafino
Located at the bottom of a hill close to Chiesa dei Miracoli in Ragusa Ibla, Don Serafino is a boutique hotel and Michelin star restaurant. They’ve got a wine cellar with more than 1,000 wines and spirits, an extensive cigar list and an exclusive luxury suite. You can’t get any bougier than that.
4. Osteria dei Sapori Perduti
This family-run eatery located in the town of Modica will transport guests back in time, with a rustic setting and traditional recipes that have been passed down through generations. A blast from the past; a unique journey of taste that allows you to fully savour the real Sicily and its renowned hospitality.
5. U Locale
Back in 1990, four friends from Bruccheri got together to set up Osteria U Locale. Tano, Pino, Salvatore and Sebastiano restored a rundown building and turned it into a beautiful restaurant. Sebastiano currently runs U Locale with the help of his brother Giuseppe. The menu is kept simple so that you’re not overwhelmed with choice, and every dish is treated with the utmost care.
If you ever find yourself in the area of Palazzolo Acreidi, be sure to head down to Tancredi for the wood-oven pizza of your dreams. They specialise in local delicacies and all the ingredients they use are fresh and local, but their pizza is where it’s at. You can also oder your pizza takeaway and enjoy it in the city centre.
7. La Tavernatta
Taormina is a popular tourist destination in Sicily, and is full of places to get a good meal. La Tavernatta is the the place to go for a rustic meal and all the Sicilian fish you could imagine. At La Tavernetta, the chefs are able to combine tradition and innovation, starting from local recipes and products and presenting them in a new light.
Prepare for your foodie-themed road trip with ease by making sure you travel to Sicily with Virtu Ferries
You can literally drive right from your home onto the ferry and then head right on to the road without having to worry about sorting out transport and carrying your luggage.
And speaking of luggage, you don’t need to worry about luggage limitations; so you can take anything you want up with you and return with enough souvenirs and food and gifts to last forever.
(As long as it all fits in your car, of course.)
You can even take your pets with you on the ferry
And smaller pets can join you on the deck in a carrier – so your family road trip can include your pupper too! So head on over to virtuferries.com to get your holiday started.