Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast, to quench your granita craving, or to sit down for proper aperitivo in the cozy outdoor veranda, Le Sicilianedde, Sicilian deli-meets-cafe, provides a treasure-trove of all things delicious.
At Le Sicilianedde, sourcing of prime artisan products has rediscovered traditional Sicilian specialties, with focus on rare cheeses and fine cured meats. Think Suino Nero dei Nebrodi, a variety of pork breed that free-roams in oak forests, feeds on berries and acorns, and gives us drool-worthy products like prosciutto, melt-in-your-mouth guanciale, pancetta and salami. The cheese department equally displays beautiful rounds of Canestrato “Tumazzo”, Ragusano, Fiore Sicano, Vastedda, and the long-lost precious Tuma Persa, recently recovered by dairy farmer Passalacqua, who produces it exclusively for Le Sicilianedde according to a traditional recipe.
On my latest visit, I came for aperitivo drinks, and left with a shopping cart full of tasty delights: a bottle of excellent Etna Bianco wine of the Tenuta di Fessina estate; silken slices of prosciutto, pane cunzato (a sandwich made from round durum wheat loaves topped with sundried tomatoes, olive oil, roasted olives, and Primosale cheese); plus two bottles of Le Sicilianedde’s own cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil. I also packed a stash of arancine (pear-shaped fried risotto croquettes with a stewed ragu, mozzarella and peas filling), cartocciate, and pizze catanesi.
From the dessert display, I collected cannoli, mini-cassate cakes, pistachio tarts, and a jar of organic dill honey of “Ape Nera” bees.
The beautiful décor, handsome waiters and vintage flooring complete the charming setting.
Le Sicilianedde | Bars, Coffee & tea, Shopping, Snacks
Viale Parioli 35 | +390680693080
07:00 – 22:00 daily