In Syracuse, which is, perhaps, the most beautiful city in Sicily together with Taormina, you can find the Ristorante Regina Lucia. I was pleasantly surprised by the decoration: the thick brick walls make it appear like a farmhouse in the center of the city. It has huge lamps, see-through chairs, and an odd black toilet. The best part is the food...traditional, signature dishes that you can not make at home yourself. In summer you can dine on the terrace in the Duomo Square. It could not be any better.
After a long day of travel, we arrived at Syracuse, southeast of the city of Sicily. As soon as arriving we discovered the "wine bar" A Putia. The name, which is in Sicilian dialect, means "bottle", and is in the most beautiful neighborhood of Ortigia, in the old city. Here we tried a bottle of wine Nero D'Vola, from the region of Noto - we were told it was the best - with a board of local cheeses. The cheese board had flavors ranging from Parmesan, to stronger cheeses like those with peppers. We loved the delicious ricotta. Highly recommended.
This incredible ice cream parlour has only five stores, and all are on the island of Sicily: Catania, Taormina, San Vito lo Capo, Palermo, and Ortigia. In the latter was where we tried two delicious chocolate ice creams, with pistachio, and ricotta with pear. I've never tasted better ice cream in my life! The sweets are made with premium natural ingredients (lactose and gluten-free!), and the menu offers many options, all recommended.
A small trattoria situated on the island of Ortigia which serves excellent Sicilian food. It is located on Via Cavour, near the Temple of Apollo ... Try the pasta "terra and mare" and the antipasti buffet. The place is family-style and very friendly. Highly recommended.