Across this enticing coastal region, each individual town proves its own culinary worth as chefs combine local ingredients and Sicilian tradition with contemporary cooking techniques and a wealth of passion and creativity. While outstanding dining spots are in abundance, here’s our pick of the five best restaurants in Sicily.
The Principe Cerami
One of the great draws of Taormina’s former monastery turned luxury hotel San Domenico Palace is its two Michelin starred restaurant, the Principe Cermani, which overlooks the Ionian Sea. Run by chef Massimo Mantarro, the restaurant showcases haute cuisine with Sicilian roots, featuring dishes such as homemade ravioli with saffron, ewe’s ricotta cheese, wild fennel, pine nuts and anchovies tartare, and Mediterranean red mullet stuffed with vegetable caponata, accompanied by tomato terrine, rocket and mayonnaise of almonds aromatized with Iblei capers. Two different tasting menus provide the ideal introduction to the restaurant’s celebrated cuisine.