Having read a few of the previous reviews on Trip Adviser we booked last minute a meal for two on Friday evening.
The restaurant was easy to find amongst the narrow lanes of old Trapani and the waiting staff friendly and welcoming and spoke a reasonable level of English (our Italiano being quite basic).
As if was early (8:30pm) the restaurant was not busy but more diners followed us and I noted there was further dining space available at the rest of the restaurant.
Menu was mostly fish based (which I adore) with veal choices and wild boar special of the day alternative for meat lovers.
I chose the sardine appetiser which was very unusual - the fish balls presented in a 00 flour batter with pine nuts soft raisins and gentle spice, all very tasty. My partner had the salsito with figs and pine nuts which he loved.
For mains I chose the swordfish steak layered on aubergine spinach with prawns and a Trapanese tomato sauce - the best presentation of swordfish I have had here in Sicily (and I have tried many). Wild boar for the man in my life he declared it delicious.
We selected a red wine to accompany our meal an Etna Rosso recommended, not too heavy but with a lovely nose and flavour of berries.
We loved that the maitre 'd was obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about the menu, he described the dishes extensively and separate ingredients were all listed in the menu for those with allergens or food intolerances.
After a small break we ordered desserts mine a hot cool pistachio affair very nice, although I tasted my partner's chocolate and pistachio slice and like that even better!
Our bill came to approx €96 which for the quality of food, the excellent wine, the originality of the menu selection and overall experience was very appropriate and we were happy to pay.
If you visit, check out the original art work from a Palermo artist displayed on all the walls adding to the quality ambience of this lovely Sicilian restaurant.
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