The Antica Pizzeria Calvin is an place in Trapani, and is said to make the best pizza in the city and really, I have never tasted a pizza like that one I had here. Here is where they serve the authentic pizza ¨trapanesa¨ which is different from any other in any Italian city. It is situated ted on the ground floor of a building on the street Nuncio Nasi, however it resembled a house (as I read, the place used to be a brothel). A long narrow hallway gives access to small rooms which are used for dining (each with 2 or 3 tables). The decor is quite common: paper tablecloths, plastic cups ... Here you can only eat pizza, but there are all kinds of ingredients. There are different sizes, depending on the number of perople (for 2, 3, 4 ...), but always ask for less than you want because they are enormous. The pizzas are round or oval, and are cut into small squares. The dough is thick but super fluffy and crunchy. And the price are very cheap, and with wine we ended up paying 12 € per person. At the entryway there is a small counter where you can order pizzas to take home, as well, which is convenient.
We went to this restaurant based on the recommendation of the receptionist of our hotel because we had arrived at Trapani very late at night, and did not know anything, so we didn´t hesitate to follow his advice. The restaurant was a short distance from where were staying, in the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, and had a terrace by Yolanda Princess Square, where we were seated. We just walked into the restaurant to use the bathroom, but I could see that the decor was that of a sailor tavern, with vaulted ceilings and paintings on the walls related to the ocean and fishing craft. The dishes are traditional Italian dishes, but also they also specialize in fish and cous cous. That day we had not eaten and were so hungry, so we asked for a first and a second plate. The waiter looked confused, because it´s usually typical to ask just for one there. I chose a seafood pasta and then a "tonno" (tuna), which was accompanied by a sort of vinaigrette. We ate very well, everything was delicious, so I recommend this place. This place has also been recommended by the Guide Routard since 2005, so you can count on a good experience.
Located near the ports of Trapani, Angelino is a restaurant, pasticheria and rotisserie.
It has two separate areas, one is for breakfast or snacks on foot (mini pizzas, panini, cakes, etc.). The second area is an eating area for lunch and dinner.
It has a very good quality-price ratio. The house specialty is the seafood pasta that I recommend trying.
It is the perfect shop to buy typical Sardinian food, it is opposite the fishing port and offers a wide variety of cheeses (pecorino is typical, excellent), pasta, olives, oil, capers, etc etc. There's also typical garlic, that's hanging in long strings, you can buy small bouquets of dried oregano. You can also buy on line.
This is an old bakery at the end of a lovely street full of palaces. The store does not look like anything special but their croquettes are fantastic. You can have them with different fillings, such as macaroni (it tastes better than it sounds). However, I recommend the prosciutto or ham and cheese. I tried something similar in Pisa last year but they did not resemble the Spanish variety, I recommend them.
Sicily is known for slushies and Colicchia Francesco is definately the best. The place has been open since 1885 and they have slushies in a vast array of flavors like lemon, strawberry, coffee, almond, cherry, pistachio, watermelon, chocolate, or fig. The most famous, however, is the jasmine one. The texture and flavor are unbelievable. It's an institution in Trapani and many people come here have breakfast. Who needs a cappuchino when you have slushies?
This is the restaurant of Ai Lumi Bed and Breakfast, located in the Palace Berardo Ferro, Corso Vittorio Emanuele. It has a magnificent terrace where we had our breakfast every day. We were staying in the Rose Venti Apartments only a block away. The Apartments have an agreement with the Ai Lumi for its guests to have their breakfast at this establishment. The breakfasts were very correct and consisted of a buffet with pastries, homemade cakes, toast, croissants, cold cuts and coffee and juices. The restaurant looked nice and boasted its door sticker "Michelin recommended", so one day we decided to go there for dinner. No regrets, even though the spot is considerably higher priced than others in the city (from 15-20 € per course). They serve Sicilian food. They offer everything from various types of salads, "antipasti", pasta dishes, meat and their speciality, fish. We decided to have a typical dinner of Trapani: cous cous seafood and for desert the cake "cassata" Sicilian. The cous cous was delicious. The waiter was charming, trying to "patter" in Spanish to explain the menu and the wines they had. We even held our luggage on the last day until we made the time to go to the airport, as we had to leave the apartment at 10 in the morning. A super site recommended. It was worth paying a little more.
Il Giardino delle Aloe is a restaurant at a rural inn of the same name. We didn't stay at the hotel, but I warmly recommend the restaurant. Its located in the middle of a peaceful aloe garden with the sea in the background. The restaurant is part of the Slow Food movement and they serve traditional seafood dishes. The ingredients are fresh and the dishes are simple but good. We didn't try the desserts. The only downside is the bread...it was a bit hard and flavorless, but that's something I've noticed in all the Sicilian islands. Also, the service is a bit slow.
Today we are in the heart of the Natural salt Reserve of Trapani and Paceco. It is a charming place, surrounded by piles of salt, old windmills with the Egadi islands behind, where you can enjoy a delicious menu. The restaurant is located next to the Salt Museum, and will make you relive the smells and flavors of Trapani cuisine with fresh fish, sea bream, and sea bass. We recommend the fish couscous or swordfish busiate, and eggplant prepared by expert hands. In summer, you can enjoy the outdoor dining area, facing a beautiful sunset with views over the beautiful Egadi islands, or the spectacular skyline of the city of Trapani, in the background.
A restaurant in the old town of Trapani with a menu that is traditionally Italian which highlights, as something very original, a pizza in the shape of an ice cream cone. The desserts are pretty good and there are many to choose from.