The fishing boats are at anchor. Fishermen repair their nets.
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Monday morning and everything is closed in the port town of Scoglitti.
I had forgotten to check to see if the restaurant, that we had driven here for, was open.
Thankfully, Il Sakalleo have their own boats and the restaurant is open every day the boats go to sea.
There is no menu!
The chef prepares ten antipasti dishes. Pasta with seafood follows and for the main course, there is a plate of mixed grilled fish. The dishes depend on what was caught that morning.
You can stop anytime you like!
The antipasti parade starts.
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Scampi, Gamberoni rosso, acciughe- stunning sweet anchovies, thin slices of raw merluzzo (cod) with local caciavallo cheese
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Fried calamari with orange, fried spatola (scabbard fish), polpettine di seppia – mix of cuttlefish, cheese and breadcrumbs fried.
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Lightly seared swordfish.
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Fabulous baby calamari called calamaretti.
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Octopus
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The best mussels I have ever eaten.
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Pasta with scampi
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Small plate of grilled mixed fish including spigole (sea bass), scampi and prawns.
Limone d’Sicilia gelato with the best ever pistachio biscuits finished this amazing meal.
Don’t miss it!
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Ristorante Sakalleo
Piazza Cavour,12
Scoglitti
Tel:+39 0932 871688