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“A Very Plesant Restaurant”
Review of Sicilia Nostra

Sicilia Nostra
Ranked #12 of 15 Restaurants in Sant'Alfio
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Sicilia Nostra is recommended in the guidebooks and, since we were in the neighborhood, we decided to see the One Hundred Horse Chestnut Tree. It is one huge tree but I would not go out of my way to get there. On the other hand, the restaurant rests on its laurels. The food was excellent. The vegetarian antipasta was exceptional as were the pasta dishes we had.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

It was the end of a terrible day, wife and I arguing, kids playing up in the back of the car, 4 1/2 hrs of italian drivers...

this place was chosen because it had the best rating in the immediate area. we turned up at 8pm to be told there was only one table not reserved and did we know that it was a fixed menu. well, we did know that, but the place was deserted.

The food is great, basic stuff done well. Antipasto was vegtables and just delightful with wonderful olives, aubergine and things the names of which I didn't know. Pasta course was two pastas, an uncut macaroni in a ragu and a filled pasta with pistachio. We were full, but then we had pork chop, sausage meat and a cheese filled meat ball.

litre of basic red wine and we were very content,the terrble day forgotten. left with every table full.

100 euros for 4, apparantly, some say too much, well, if they were talking about the food, they were correct. Will never get a Michelin star, but will always be a great memory.

Gave it a "one of the best meals I've had" rating because it was so good for what it was; quality unpretentious Sicilian food at its best.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Just a very short distance down the road of the One Hundred Horse Chestnut Tree in Sant Alfio we found Sicilia Nostra, where we can sit and also have our car within our sight. If you can find the tree, you will be able to find this restaurant – I don’t remember any signs for it! And if you visit the tree, you must come here to enjoy the ambiance and food of Giovanni and the Sicilia Nostra Trattoria - to eat on the patio with the energy of the tree nearby and the flowering plants.

Giovannni had graciously greeted us as if he were welcoming him into his home. He offered us a pitcher of water from the local area – and I can’t say I have tasted better water in a very long time. Giovanni suggested the house vegetarian antipasta to get started and it was delicious – grilled eggplant, olives, green beans, mushrooms, red peppers, tomato with breading, egg and green local vegetables, eggplant carbonata. Yum! Giovanni then suggest a typical pasta for us – which was a tomato sauce, different from what we’ve had in Sicily – more pureed, with eggplant cubes – and pasta in the shape of an elongated shell. Giovanni then suggested a meat dish – we groaned! We’d love to, but we are full! We passed on dessert as well, but he insisted on fresh cherries that were a deep maroon and just perfect ripeness for eating. After over 1.5 hours, eating and chatting – we groaned again as we stood up to leave. What a great place! Giovanni wished us well and suggested we come back. My face must have spoken something like – we won’t be back – as Giovanni said “never say never” and told us about two couples from Norway that came back last week after ten years! Okay – I must remember – “never say never”. And I must remember to recommend this very special place.

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