My husband and I visited Agrigento on a day away, leaving our small son with his grandmother for some precious alone time. My husband chose this restaurant based on the Trip Advisor reviews and he didn't dissappoint me!
The atmosphere is sophisticated and modern without being tacky or trendy or overdone, and I appreciated all the details in the place: the curved walls and archways, the mirror in the bathroom that was mounted on an old, re-finished door.
Our waitress was helpful and didn't mind explaining what the different dishes were. She was proud of her city and her region and its traditions, as are all Sicilians!!! When it comes to food at least, this is a good thing.
We enjoyed our food quite a lot. We had two antipasti. Mine was a whole, stuffed calamari on a bed of tomato sauce, very good, and my husband had an eggplant dish with a piece of smoked swordfish on top, equally good. Then we had two pasta dishes and I ordered a mixed salad. The salad, for something that can be an extremely poorly done dish in Sicily *once I ordered a salad and received something like 4 small pieces of browning iceberg lettuce on a small dessert plate* was AMAZING. I don't know if it was the combination of different lettuces, or the freshness of it and the great oil, but I haven't enjoyed a salad as much since!!! That said, I'm a recovering former vegetarian, and old habits die hard!
For dessert my husband had a very interesting pistacchio couscous, which I stole by the spoonful, and I had the local ice cream specialty which was cut into a piece. In reality the ice cream was kind of like a semi freddo. Both desserts were delicious. We were not rushed out of the place at the end of our meal, on the contrary, we were left quite alone really, which we like.
We both had a relaxing, tasty meal and I wouldn't hesitate to return should we ever find ourselves in Agrigento again. I believe the atmosphere would have been quite different had we found it crowded, as may often be the case in the evening, so we were lucky to have gone at the perfect time, for a beautiful lunch.
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