Whether stopping by for breakfast, to quench a sudden granita craving, or to sit down for proper meal in the large outdoor veranda, Le Sicilianedde, a Sicilian deli-meets-café, provides a treasure-trove of all things delicious. A recent expansion has doubled the production of already stellar typical homemade Sicilian desserts, whose extended display case contains all manner of delightful cannoli, cassata cakes, setteveli, pistachio and almond tarts, and cookies, all made on the premises.
At Le Sicilianedde, sourcing of prime artisan products is key, focusing attention on traditional Sicilian specialties, like rare cheeses and fine charcuterie, like Suino Nero dei Nebrodi, a variety of free roaming pig that lives in oak forests, feeds on berries and acorns, providing pork products like prosciutto, guanciale, pancetta and salami. The cheese department features rounds of Canestrato “Tumazzo”, Ragusano, Fiore Sicano, and the precious Tuma Persa, recently recovered by a dairy farmer who produces it exclusively for Le Sicilianedde according to an ancient recipe.
Either for eating in the veranda or for take-out, do also consider Le Sicilianedde’s savoury ready-made dishes: swordfish involtini, delightful caponata, portions of pasta alla Norma, freshly fried panelle and a variety of meatballs, including fish and eggplant variations. Not to mention the ‘arancini’ rice balls, fried express and offered both in the classic version or with enriched with black squid ink; crumbled pistachio and mozzarella; or mixed with sausage and spinach. Sicilian food lovers can also find traditional “sfincione”, a Catania pizza speciality, or the oven baked “ravazzata” (a brioche-type bun filled with ragù).
Le Sicilianedde | Bars, Coffee & tea, Shopping, Snacks
Viale Parioli 35 | +390680693080
07:00 – 22:00 daily