Over 10 days spent in Sicily, Le Caprice takes the dubious honour of serving us quite literally the only meal that disappointed. We went here based on Lonely Planet's description, which we soon found out is inaccurate. In fact, I question that a LP representative has ever set foot in the place. The "park" they mention the restaurant is set in amounts to a garden with a small pond, and if this was ever “considered one of Agrigento’s better restaurants”, that must have been a long time ago. About one thing they’re right: the place is huge. When we arrived, they were setting up for a birthday party in the main hall and we considered leaving, assuming the place was closed for a private function. However, although the atmosphere left much to be desired, the restaurant was open and we were hungry, so we stayed – to our regret. The person that took our order was curt to the point of being rude, and three out of four dishes we wanted from the menu were somehow unavailable. In the end, we opted for the seafood platter starter, and two secondi: fried calamari and the seafood mixed grill (none of the primi we wanted were available). LP will have you believe the seafood here is “swimmingly fresh” – it’s anything but and as other commenters have noted tasted like it was bought at a supermarket. What passed for a mixed grill was a plate with a big pile of deep fried calamari and popcorn shrimp - unappetizing. I won’t even comment on the house wine, save that we left it largely untouched. Needless to say, we didn’t stay for desert. On an island awash with superb restaurants at every price point and renowned the world over for its abundance of fresh ingredients, it’s beyond me how this place is still in business. Stay away.
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