Sicily + Pantelleria

Restaurants in Sicily + Pantelleria

Set in the Iblean countryside of southeast Sicily, the Hotel Masseria degli Uliva follows the typical plan of a 19th-century farmhouse with an internal courtyard.

Located in Noto’s historical district, Le Ularie restaurant specializes in fresh, simply prepared seafood.

An institution in downtown Palermo since 1834, this old school bistro is a top draw for gourmands, who come for the "slow-food" inspired focaccia sandwiches, deep-fried chickpea fritters, and arancini (rice balls stuffed with tomatoes, peas, and mozzarella).

Returning home to his native Sicily after years abroad studying culinary arts, Accusio Craparo has earned a reputation as one of the island’s most exciting new chefs. The Michelin Guide even awarded his restaurant, La Gazza Ladra, a coveted star.

In the former vaults of a palazzo in Modico, chef Peppe Barone continues his culinary experimentation on regional dishes like stuffed calamari, broad bean and ricotta ravioli, and u lebbru ’nciucculatu — rabbit cooked in chocolate.

With the only two-star Michelin rated restaurant in Sicily, chef Ciccio Sultano is in high demand.

For foodies, it’s worth travelling hours on dicey roads to get to Caffe Sicilia on the southeast coast for the unique cold patisserie dishes from chef Corrado Assenza.

Chef Pino Maggiore started working at the Cantina Siciliana tucked away in the old Jewish ghetto of Trapani when he was just six years old.

The restaurant serves some of the best seafood on the coast. The pasta in fish broth with red prawns and chopped pistachios is worth the stop.

The restaurant doubles as the town hall and serves caponata, a Sicilian staple of eggplant, olives, capers, and tomatoes.