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Mar 10, 2012 05:20 AM

Off the Beaten Track Restaurant Finds for Our (Slightly) Off the Beaten Track Sicily Itinerary?

Looking for restaurant suggestions for our Sicily itinerary in early May. We'll be in ERICE, MENFI, ARAGONA (20 min. north of Agrigento) MODICA, PIAZZA ARMERINA , GANGI (Madonie Mt. area) and ONE day in PALERMO.(As Palermo is the last day, wouldn't mind having the world's best pizza!
(Many threads that I've read are 4-6 years old - hence my desire for current information) THANKS!

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  1. Mere are some names at any rate from our soon to disappear database - maybe some other can post some comment. Id recommend you ordera copy of the Gambero Rosso Mangiar Bene (Lowcost ) guide, which is inexpensive and has many recommendations (many listed below) in your destination area, big overlap with Slowfood guide.) Available through or other online (Italian sources)


    Da Vittorio
    Il Vigneto

    De Vittorio
    092 578381/ 092 574270 - Via Friuli Venezia Giulia,9, Menfi, Sicily 92013, IT

    Il Vigneto
    Contrada Gurra di Mare, Menfi Agrigento, Sicily 92013, IT

    1. ERICE - TRAPANI AREA (many more recommended options in TRAPANI)

      0923.869099 - Via Gian Filippo Guarnotta,17, Erice,Trapani, Sicily , IT

      Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
      0923/869390 - Via Vittorio Emanuele,14, Erice, Sicily 91016, IT

      Monte San Giuliano
      0923 869595 - Via San Rocco,7, Erice, Sicily 91016, IT

      Saverino (daily catch seafood, Michelin 2forks
      )Via Lungomare,3, Bonagia, Sicily 91016, IT

      Ignazio Benivegna
      0923555554 - Via Alessandro Manzoni,99, Trapani, Sicily , IT
      pasticceria, gelateria, Slowfood

      Da Gelatissimo
      Via Pepoli,172, Trapani, Sicily , IT

      Duca di Castelmonte (agroturismo,Slowfood, meals for guests and others
      )0923 526139 - Xitta,Via Motisi 3, Trapani, Sicily 91100, IT

      Trattoria del Sale
      0923 867142 - Via Chiusa, Paceco, Sicilia 91027, IT
      Slowfood, mostly fish cuisine, daily menu

      Al Solito Posto
      0923 24545 - Via Orlandini,30 A, Trapani, Sicily , IT

      Cantina Siciliana
      0923 28673 - Via Giudecca,32, Trapani, Sicily , IT
      Slowfood, GR Lowcost recommendation

      La Rinascente
      Via Gatti,3, Trapani, Sicily , IT
      0923 21464

      La Bettolaccia (trattoria, Slowfood,sea cuisine, cuscus
      )0923 21695 - Via Generale Enrico Fardella,23, Trapani, Sicily , IT

      Calvino (pizza - square sicilian style, slowfood GR recc
      )0923 21464 - Via Nunzio Nasi,71, Trapani, Sicily 91016

      1. AGRIGENTO and ARAGONA area

        0922 20712 - Via Panoramica Valle dei Templi, 23, Agrigento, Sicilia 92100, IT
        winebar, good cooking GR Lowcost guide, closed Sun lunch

        0922 412788 - San Leone,Via Nettuno,35, Agrigento, Sicilia 92100, IT

        Da Carmelo
        0922 631376 - Via Roma,16, Joppolo Giancaxio Agrigento, Sicilia 92010, IT
        (meat a veg, slowfood, GR lowcost guide)

        Ruga Reali
        0922 20 370 - Cortile Scribani,8, Agrigento, Sicily 92100, IT

        Trattoria del Templi
        0922 403 110 - Via Panoromica dei Templi,15, Agrigento, Sicily 92100, IT

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        1. re: jen kalb

          Oh, I'd forgotten--I went to Spizzulio in Agrigento last spring. Nice little wine bar, very relaxed ambiance and a friendly owner who loves to talk about wine. Don't come if you're in a hurry. Or anyway, when we went we didn't realize that the owner was also the cook, the host, and the server all rolled up into one. We would not have ordered so many different cooked-to-order items had we known. Though he might have said that he was short staffed because someone had called in sick (?). A bit of a language barrier.

          Anyway, if not in a hurry, I would definitely return. Very pleasant with some excellent dishes and wines.

          Sicily is a joy.

        2. Piazza Armerina

          Trattoria La Ruota
          0935680542 - contrada Casale I, Piazza Armerina, Sicilia 94015, IT
          Michelin 1-fork

          Al Fogher
          0935 684123 3391579005 - Contrada Bellia - S.S. 117 Bis, Piazza Armerina, Sicilia 94015, IT
          Michelin and Gambero Rosso recc

          1. GANGI - MADONIE

            are you visiting Gangiavecchio?

            Casale Villa Raino
            0921.644680 - Contrada Raino, Gangi Palemo, Sicilia 90024, IT

            Da Salvatore
            0921 680169 - Piazza San Michele,3, Petralia Soprana, Sicilia 90026, IT
            Slowfood snail (highest recc


            Petrae Lejum
            0921 641947 - Corso Paolo Agliata,113, Petralia Sottana Palermo, Sicily 90027, IT