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Noto-Pachino: Torre Vendicari

Phone: 335.1570214

Reviewed by: genemo from LA, review #3500

When: 2010

Reasonably priced, delicious Sicilian cooking in a family-run dining room in the country

My husband and I were the only two customers for lunch at this excellent family-run agriturismo near the Vendicari Reserve.

We found the place because our hostess recommended it and called ahead to confirm they were open. Our young waiter spoke no English and our Italian is limited but we managed to ask him what he recommended and he served us fabulous food. The portions were generous (we shared each course), the dining room is simple but attractive, the walls an a soft gold with gauzy apricot colored curtains in the windows. The place (including the bathroom) was spotless. There were views of the mountains through the windows.

Our antipasti were elegant: slices of salami, cheese, prosciutto cotto, marinated peppers, subdried tomatoes in oil, slices of grilled eggplant, stuffed zucchini and a square of an omellet/custard. Pasta Norma -- delicious.

The choices for seconds were either chicken, fish or meat - we chose meat and were served a plate of grilled sausages, bacon, pork chop, a piece of flattened steak with lemon and olive oil.

Bread and coffee. We were much too full for dessert - and we'd been hiking all morning.

Price for lunch, including service: 21.50 euros, a bargain.

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