Dining with a View in Sicily


Sicily

Palermo, Marsala, Cefalu, Taorima, Catania, Siracusa, Sciacca, Isola Agrigento, Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina, Giardini Naxos, Patti Capo D'Orlando, Milazzo, Isola Stromboli, Santa Marina di Salina, Agira, San Pietro Panarea, Erice, Lampedusa, Linosa, Marinella di Selinunte, Marsala, Mazzarò, Mazara del Vallo, Marettimo, Pantelleria Island, San Vito lo Capo, Scauri, Scopello Castellammare Del Golfo, Trapani, Aci Trezza, Acireale, Capo d'Orlando, Catania, Letojanni, Linguaglossa, Marina di Ragusa, Marsala, Mazzarò, Modica, Porto Palo di Menfi, Pozzallo, Sant'Agata di Militello, Santa Maria La Scala, Santa Tecla, Scopello

Isola Lipari, Isola Salina, Isola Panaria, Isola Filicudi, Isola Alicudi


Palermo

Da Totuccio, 26 via Torre di Mondello, Palermo, Sicily 90 151. +39 09 1 45 0151 From the restaurant terrace you can view the entire seafront of the Gulf of Mondello and Palermo.

Trattoria Pizza da Peppino, 36 Via Torre di Mondello, 90151 Palermo, Sicily.

Sapori di Mare, via Torre di Mondello, Palermo, Sicily 90151.

Le Rocce, 40 Via Piano Gallo, Mondello, Palermo 90151, Sicily. +39 09 145 4166 email

Trattoria Sympaty, 18 Via Piano Gallo, Mondello, Palermo, Sicily 90151. +39 09 1 45 4470 Good bay views.

Trattoria del Golfo Di Busacca Patrizia, 13 Via Arcoleo, Palermo, 90151, Italy. +39 09 1 45 0068

Trattoria Temptation, 94 Via Torretta, Localita Sferracavallo, Palermo, Sicily 90147. +39 09 1 691 1104 Sea view. Near Mondello about 10 kms north of Palermo. email

Trattoria L'Ancora Girolama Arena, 78 via Torretta, Localita Sferracavallo, Palermo 90147, Sicily. +39 09 1 53 2934 Sea view. Near Mondello. email

Il Delfino, 80 via Torretta, Localita Sferracavallo, Palermo 90147, Sicily. +39 09 1 53 0282 email

American Bar, 5th floor, Grande Albergo Sole, 291 Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Sicily. Stunning roof terrace bar.


Marsala

Capo Lilybeo, 40 Via Lungomare Boeo, Marsala, Sicily. +39 09 23 7128 81 Great ocean views.

Delfino, 672 Via Lungomare Mediterraneo, Marsala, Sicily. +39 09 23 75 10 76 Views over garden and sea.


Cefalu

La Vechia Marina, 73 Via Vittorio Emanuele, Cefalu, Sicily. +39 09 21 420 388 Delightful sea views.

Le Covo del Pirata, 59 Via Vittorio Emanuele, Cefalu, Sicily. Terrace overlooking the port.

Al Porticciolo, 66 Via C.O. Bondonaro, Cefalu, Sicily. +39 09 21 92 19 81 Wonderful back terrace over rocks.

Al Gabbiano, 17 Lungomare G Giardina, Cefalu, Sicily. +39 09 21 421 495 Best of seafront. Outside seating with seas views. Closed Wednesdays in winter.

Palazzo Villelmi, 149 Corso Ruggiero, Cefalu, Sicily. +39 09 21 923 057 email

Lo Scolio Ubriaco, 2 Via C.O. Bondonaro, Cefalu, Sicily. +39 09 21 423 370 Sea facing terrace Closed Tuesdays Sept to June.


Taorima

Hotel Continental Taorima, 2A Via Dionisio, Taormina, Sicily 98039. +39 0942 23805 Gorgeous roof terrace with superb sea views and views of Mt Etna.

Principe Cerami, San Domenico Palace Hotel, 5 Piazza San Domenico, Taorima, Sicily 98039. +39 0942 613111 Another Michelin-starred restaurant with refined Sicilian cooking. A table on the panoramic terrace in summer is a dream. email

The Blooming Perlé Terrasse, San Domenico Palace Hotel, 5 Piazza San Domenico, Taorima, Sicily 98039. email

Les Bougainvillées, San Domenico Palace Hotel, 5 Piazza San Domenico, Taorima, Sicily 98039. email

Trattoria Il Barcialo, 43 Via Castelluccio, Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicil , Italy. + 39 09 42 62 5633

La Capinera, 177 Via Nazionale, 98039 Taormina Messina, Sicily, Italy +39 0942 626247

Flamingo Beach, 34 Via Michelangelo Garufi, 98037 Letojanni Messina, Italy +39 0942 36353 On the beach of Letojanni, with its panoramic terrace with a breathless view on Taormina bay, Flamingo Beach is the ideal site where to spend a pleasant day of sun, sea, relax and good food.

Park Hotel Ariston, 1 Via Bagnoli Croce, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Timeo Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel Timeo, 59 Via Teatro Greco, 98039 Taormina (ME), Sicily Italy +39 0942 627 0200

Lido La Pigna, via Mazzaro , 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy +39 09 4 22 4464

Il Barciaolo, 43 Via Castelluccio, 98039 Taormina Italy +39 09 42 625633

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Il Gabbiano, 115 Via Nazionale, 98030 Isola Bella, Taormina, Messina, Italy +39 0942 625128

Hotel Villa Ducale, 60 Via Leonardo da Vinci, 98039 Taormina Sicily Italy 39 09 42 28153

Vicolo la Floresta 1, Taorima, Sicily. +39 0942 233 60 Beautiful terrace over the bay.

Bar Ciao Ciao, Taorima, Sicily.

Gola, Taorima, Sicily.

Retaurante Arco Rossi, Taorima, Sicily.

Lido La Polenta, Taorima, Sicily.


Giardini-naxos

La Lanterna, 1 Via Calcide Eubea, 98035 Giardini-naxos Messina, Italy +39 09 42 51369


Catania

Terrazza sui Crociferi, Hotel Royal Catania, 337 Via Antonino di Sangiuliano, Catania, Sicily 95124. +39 09 5 250 3347 Attractive view. The restaurant is situated on the magnificent terrace of the Royal Hotel.

The Etnea Roof Bar and Restaurant, 7th floor, UNA Hotel Palace, 95 Via del Colle, 50041 Calenzano (FI). +39 05 5 8888 1 offers guests a unique view of Mount Etna and the city rooftops. ph Has a collection of history books, picture books, cook books, about Catania, its origins and traditions, and about the Sicilian cuisine and its specialties. Includes a series of books in the English language. email

Vicere, 97 Via Grotte Bianche, Catania, Sicily. +39 09 5 32 0188 Spectacular terrace.


Syracusa

Jonico'a Rutta 'e Ciauli, 194 Riviera Dionisio il Grande, Siracusa, Sicily. +39 09 31 655 40 Terrace just above the waves.

Des Etrangers Et Miramare, 10 Passagio Adorno, 96100. +39 09 31 31 9100 large rooftop garden stunning views of port and beyond


Ortigia, Syracusa

Gran Caffe del Duomo, 18 Piazza del Duomo, Ortigia, Syracusa Sicily. Great view of Sicily's finest square.

Lungolanotte, Lungomare Alfeo, Sicily. Glorious site over the harbour.

Arlecchino, 5 Via dei Tolomei, Ortigia, Siracusa Sicily. +39 09 31 663 86 Near the waterfront.


Sciacca

Porto San Paolo, 1 Largo San Paolo, Sciacca, Sicily. +39 09 25 8 50 85, Terrace overlooking the sea. or No 7? 09 25 27982.

La Lampara, Lungomare C. Colombo, Sciacca, Sicily. +39 09 25 85 085 Overlooking the boats from upstairs.

Miramare, Piazza A. Scandailato, Sciacca, Sicily. +39 09 25 26 050 Great terrace panoramas.

Porto San Paulo, 1 Largo San Paulo, Sciacca, Sicily. +39 09 25 27 982 Fine harbour views.

La Vela, Via Gaie de Garaffe, Sciacca, Sicily. +39 09 25 23 971 Quayside.


Agrigento Island


The Dehors Restaurant, Hotel Baglio della Luna, Agrigento, Sicily.

Colleverde Park Hotel Restaurant, 21 Via Panoramica dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily. +39 09 222 9555

Ristorante "Vulcano" Agrigento, Sicily. Out in the country with poultry running around outside. The restaurant is looking out at the 2 columns of the Temple of Hephaistos (Vulcan).

L'Ambasciata di Scilia, 2 Via Giambertoni, Agrigento, Sicily. +39 09 222 05 26 Terrace views on town and the temples.

Ai Porticciolo, 28 Lungamare Falcone Borsellino, 92100. +39 09 2242 36 31 Along the prom. Closed Tues.

Lampedusa, Agrigento

Trattoria del Porto, 20 Via Madonna, Lampedusa, Sicily. +39 09 22 970 518 You get a bird's eye view of the port from the upper terrace.

U Calacciouni, 33 Spiagga della Guitgia, Lampedusa, Sicily. +39 09 435 0300 Beach shack trattoria during the summer season.


Aquafredda

Villa Cheta Elite, 46 Via Tempone, loc A 85046. +39 09 7337 8134 Sea facing clifftop summer terrace dining.

Caltagirone

Zanzibar, Via Roma, Via R. Tondo Vecchio, Caltagirone, Sicily. +39 09 33 5 8 661 Sunset terrace.


Piazza Armerina

Al Teatro, 6 Via del Teatro, Sicily. +39 09 3585 662 Terrace with rooftops view.


Giardini Naxos

La Serena, end of Via Schiso, Giardini Naxos, Sicily. +39 09 4251 853 Terrace views across the bay to Taorima.


Patti


Capo D'Orlando

Il Gabbiano, Via Trazzera Marina, Capo D'Orlando, Sicily. Right by the water.


Milazzo

Il Covo del Pirata, 47 Lungomare Girabaldi, Milazzo, Sicily 98057. +39 09 0928 4437 Upstairs for a good sea view.

Washington Bar, 94 Via Marina Garibaldi, Milazzo, Sicily 98057. +39 09 0924 9045

Al Pescatore, 126 Lungomare Garibaldi, Milazzo, Sicily 98057.

Caffe Anticco, Via Duomo Antico, Milazzo, Sicily. Terrace bar with far coast views.


Stromboli Island

La Sirenetta, 33 Via Marina, Stromboli, Sicily 98055. +39 09 0 98 6025 Panoramic terrace restaurant. email

Punta Lena, 8 Via Marina Ficogrande, Stromboli, Sicily 98055. +39 09 0 986 204 Under a pergola at the water's edge with an exceptional view over the sea and Strombolicchio. On the Lungomare terrace overlooking the sea.


Santa Marina di Salina (inland)

Porto Bello, Above the harbour, Santa Marina Salina, Sicily. +39 09 0984 3125 Great outdoor terrace views.


Agira (inland)

Ristorante Belvedere, Agira, Sicily. +39 09 35 69 6 091 Superb views of distant lake.


San Pietro, Panarea Island

Lisca Bianca, Via Lani, San Pietro Panarea, Sicily. +39 09 098 3004 Breakfast terrace view of Stromboli.

Raya, Via San Pedro, San Pietro Panarea, Sicily. +39 09 098 3013 $$$ Bar and organic restaurant above glorious harbour and you can admire the spellbinding sight of smoking Stromboli and, on the clearest of days, the magnificent silhouette of Mount Etna.


Erice (west)

Monte San Giuliano, 7 Vicolo San Rocco, Erica, Sicily. +39 09 23 869 595 Courtyard tables have sea views.


Linosa

Da Anna, Linosa, Sicily. +39 09 22 97 2048 Good views from the top of village.


Marinella di Selinunte

La Pineta, Mare Pineta, Marinella di Selinunte, Sicily. +39 09 24 46 820 Ttrattoria on the beach and east of the harbour.

Baffos, 51 Via Marco Polo, Marinella di Selinunte, Sicily. +39 09 24 46 211 Sea views.

Deja Vu, Via Marco Polo, Marinella di Selinunte, Sicily. Overlooking the sea with great sunsets.


Selinunte (west)

Lido Azzura, 51 Via Marco Polo, Selinunte, Sicily. +39 09 24 462 11 Nearly beside the water's edge.

La Pineta, Via della Pineta, Marinella di Selinunte, Sicily. +39 09 24 46820 On the beach just east of Selinunte. Excellent fresh fish and great lobster. Book in advance. Deck-chairs and sun-shades are available to relax before or after lunch or dinner


Marsala

Capo Lilybeo, 40 Via Lungomare Boeo, Marsala, Sicily. +39 09 23 7128 81 Superb ocean views.

Delfino, 672 Via Lungomare Mediterraneo, Marsala, Sicily. +39 09 23 75 1076 Overlooking the sea and garden.


Mazara del Vallo

I Carboni, Via Lungomare Mazini, Mazara del Vallo Sicily. Waterfront.

Fly by Night, Via Lungomare Mazini, Mazara del Vallo Sicily. Waterfront.


Marettimo

Il Veliero, Corso Umberto, Marettimo, Sicily. +39 09 23 923 Terrace by the harbour.

Caffe Tramontana, Via Campi, Marettimo, Sicily. On the road above the fishing harbour with superb views.


Pantelleria Island

Tratorria Dammuso, via Borgo Italia, Pantelleria, Sicily.

Aquamarina Restaurant, 1 Via Borgo Italia, Pantelleria, Sicily. +39 09 23 911 422 Great views from windows overlooking harbour. Closed Sundays and Oct till May.

Cafe Aurora, 43 Via Borgo Italia, Pantelleria, Sicily. Overlooking the port.

La Risacca, 18 Via Errera, Pantelleria, Sicily. +39 09 23 912 975 At end of the harbour.


San Vito lo Capo

Pocho

Pocho, Contrada Makari, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily 91010. +39 09 23 972 525 fantastic position lovely panoramic terrace. No lunch Mon to Sat and Tuesday. Closed Oct till March and mid June-mid till Sept. Also closed Sundays.

Pocho, Residence Insulidda, Makari, Sicily. A few kilometres before San Vito lo Capo, in the Makari area, with wonderful views over the sea. 2 thematic evenings - Spanish food on Thursdays, typical cous cous on Sundays. Book in advance. Closed most of the winter until April. Dinner only.

La Sirenetta, Via Savoia, crn Via Faro, San Vito lo Capo. Overlooking beach gelateria. Closed Tuesdays and Nov to March.


Scauri

La Vela, Scauri. Sicily. +39 09 23 916 566 Terrace right on port. See Tunisia on a good day. Closed Nov till Easter.


Scopello Castellammare Del Golfo

La Tavernetta, 3 Via A. Diaz, Scopello Castellammare Del Golfo, Sicily. +39 09 24 541 129 Rooftop views to sea.


Castellammare del Golfo

(between Palermo and Trapani, near Lo Zingaro )

New Salvinius, 69 via don luigi zangara, Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani, Sicily 91014. +39 09 24 30185 Right on the harbour with a nice outside area.

Restaurante La Cambusa, 67 Via Don Luigi Zangara, Castellammare del Golfo Trapani, Italy 91014. +39 09 24 30155

Restaurante L'Approdo, 85 Via Don Leonardo Zangara, Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani, Sicily 91014. +39 09 24 31525

Pizzeria La Campana, 12 via Del Macello, Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani, Sicily 91014. +39 09 24 30606

Freedom Cafe, Across street from seaside.

Restaurante Il Patio, Via Don Leonardo Zangara, 53, Castellammare del Golfo Trapani, Italy 91014. +39 09 24 35110


Taranto

Al Faro Masseria Saracena, 315 Via della Pineta,


Trapani

Taverna Paradiso, 24 Lungomare Dante Alighieri, Trapani, Sicily 91010.

Da Felice Trattoria del Porto, 45 Via Ammiraglio Staiti, Trapani, Sicily. +39 09 21 547 822 On the waterfront and opposite the port. Closed Mon, except July and August.


Aci Trezza

(just up the coast from Catania)

Il Covo Marino, 149 Via Lungomare Ciclopi, Acitrezza, Sicily. +39 09 5 711 6649 or 348 008 1998 Lovely restaurant by the Lungomare with sea views. 12.30pm-2.30pm and 7.30pm-10.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

L'Aragosta, 157 Lungomare Ciclopi, Acitrezza, Sicily. Best option for pizza by the sea. Next to Covo Marino.

Restaurant Accipicchia, Acitrezza, Sicily.

Hotel Restaurant, Galatea Sea Palace, Aci Castello, Acitrezza, Sicily.

Restaurant Lachea, Acitrezza Aci Castello, Sicily.


Acireale

(just up the coast from Catania)

Acquadelferro, 42b Via Santa Caterina, Sicily. +39 09 5 763 3735 Panoramic terrace. Daily 7.30pm-12 midnight.

Il Tocco, 38 Via dello Jonio, Sicily. +39 09 5 764 8819 Delicious pizzas and fantastic sea views. Open every evening during the summer, closed on Mondays in winter. 


Capo d'Orlando

(see also Capri Leone)

La Tartaruga, 70 Contrada San Gregorio, Sicily. +39 09 41 95 5013 One of Sicily's historical restaurants, famous for its position overlooking the sea. ph


Catania

I Cutilisci, 67 Via S.Giovanni Li Cuti, Sicily. +39 09 5 37 2558   In the little city harbour of San Giovanni Li Cuti, on a black sandy beach formed of ash from Mount Etna. Innovative organic food and excellent pizza right on the seafront.


Letojanni

(on the coast below Taormina - see also Mazzaró)

Da Nino, 29 Via L. Rizzo, Sicily. +39 09 423 6147. Set right on the beach, many come from miles around for a fish dish at Da Nino's. Book at weekends. Closed on Tuesdays, but not in the summer.

Victor, 45 Via Luigi Rizzo, Sicily. +39 09 4265 1107 Lovely sea-front restaurant and pizzeria.


Linguaglossa

(on the north-east side of Mount Etna)

Le Sciare, Strada Mareneve, Sicily. Direction Etna Nord. +39 095 564 3401 or +39 368 355 7528. Extremely rustic with tables laid out in the forest! the Etna area.


Marina di Ragusa

Trattoria Da Carmelo, Lungomare Andrea Doria, Sicily. +39 09 32 239913.  A great location for this excellent seaside fish restaurant.


Lido Azzurro Ristorante da Serafino, Lungomare Andrea Doria, Sicily. +39 09 32 239522. Lovely lido and sea-food restaurant on the beach.


Marsala

Fior di Sale, at the Saline Ettore Infersa, Sicily. A few hundred metres past Mammacaura (above). +39 09 23 96 6730 Renowned views over Mozia and the stagnone and, from June to mid-August, has exceptional sunset views.


Mazzarò

(on the coast below Taormina – see also Letojanni)

La Capinera, 177 Via Nazionale Spisone, Sicily. +39 09 42 626 247 This Michelin-starred sea–front restaurant offers sophisticated fish dishes in a pleasant environment with great views.


Il Barcaiolo, 43 Via Castelluccio, Sicily. +39 09 42 625 633 On the lovely bay of Mazzarò, this is one the most famous restaurants in the Taormina area.


Da Giovanni, 105 SS114-Via Nazionale, Sicily. +39 09 42 ?23531. Stunning views of Isola Bella.


Modica

Torre d'Oriente, 29 Via Posterla, Sicily . +39 09 32 948 160 Great views from the terrace.


Porticello

(a few km east of Palermo)

Ristorante Al Faro Verde, 14 Largo San Nicolicchia, Porticello, Santa Flavia, Sicily. +39 09 1 957977


Porto Palo di Menfi 

(on the south coast between Selinunte and Sciacca)

Ristorante Vittorio

Ristorante Vittorio, 9 Via Friuli Venezia Giulia, Sicily. +39 09 25 78381 On the beach.


Pozzallo

Sea Sound, Lungomare Raganzino, Pozzallo, Sicily.+39 09 32 953 519 Fish restaurant and pizzeria with terrace by the sea.


Sant'Agata di Militello

Smile, 75 Via Cosenza, Sicily. +39 09 41 722 728 Good fish restaurant on the sea-front.


Zia Peppina, 197 Via Enrico Cosenz, Sicily. +39 09 41 70 2723 Down on the seafront, this restaurant has a wonderful outside barbecue on which it grills its fresh fish, including excellent swordfish rolls.


Santa Maria La Scala

(on the coast below Acireale)

La Grotta, 46 Via Scalo Grande, Sicily. +39 09 5 764 8143 Cosy charming restaurant by the sea.

Don Giovanni, 68 Via Scalo Grande, Sicily. +39 09 5 764 8141 Another lovely fish restaurant with al fresco terrace to enjoy dinner overlooking the sea.


Santa Tecla

(on the coast below Acireale)

Acqua Pazza, 36 Via Costiglio Casino, Scalo Pennisi, Sicily. +39  09 5 876331/ +39 349 863 0386? +39 342 052 8842?,  A fantastic location for this excellent sea-front restaurant.

Il Cavalluccio Marino, Via Argenta, Sicily. +39 09 5 876177. Great atmosphere on a terrace overlooking the sea. Also a perfect spot for an aperitif at sunset. Also wine bar and café. Normally closed on Monday.


Scopello

(between Trapani and Palermo, just near Lo Zingaro – a bit west of Castellammare del Golfo)

Ristorante Pizzeria Il Baglio, Via Baglio Isonzo, Scopello, Sicily. +39 09 24 541200. Inside the wonderful baglio of Scopello.

Ristorante La Terrazza, Via Marco Polo, Scopello, Sicily. +39 09 24 541198. Good food and wonderful views of the sea.


Rooftop Restaurants and Bars

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