Ragusa , Sicily
Tel: 39 0932 651 265
Concierge.com's insider take:
Not to be confused with Al Duomo in Taormina, this Michelin-starred spot features the wizardry of one of Sicily's hottest chefs, Ciccio Sultano. Upon returning to his native Ragusa after cooking stints at famous kitchens around the world (including New York's Felidia), Ciccio teamed up with entrepreneur Angelo di Stefano to open this elegant 19th-century spot. His menus have included a mouthwatering Ragusano tart (made with grilled vegetables, cheese, and apple compote in pastry) and black squid-ink spaghetti in pepper cream sauce. Ciccio has also painstakingly revived many of Ragusa's lost recipes (including a soup made from wheat, grapes, honey, almonds, marmalade, and cinnamon). The restaurant bakes its own bread and displays an extensive collection of olive oils used in the dishes. More than 800 local labels round out the wine list.
Closed Mondays November to March.