- Claude I. Hersh
I just returned from a vacation in Sicily and was wondering if anyone knew of restaurants in New York City that specialize in Sicilian food.
As a start for you, Ferdinando's Foccacceria on Union Street in Carroll Gardens/Red Hook. Great panelle, rice balls, seafood salads, fried calamari and hot sauce (at least sometimes) and atmosphere. I personally can't stomach the spleen sandwich (the bread and sauce are great though) but it has its partisans. And when you are finished check into Latticini Barese - not Sicilian but great - across the street - enter through the swinging bead curtain and buy great mozzarella and other stuff (the extremely small selection of cooked items made right there are good.