Licata on the southern coast of Sicily is a town you would probably drive through without stopping if it wasn’t the home of one of Sicily’s best restaurants.
It’s an easy lunch stop on the way from the baroque towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa to Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples
Chef Pino Cuttaia is a local boy. He was born in Licata before moving with his family to Piedmont. After honing his skills here he returned home and, with his wife Loredana, opened Ristorante La Madia.
The restaurants is fairly well hidden. An unassuming entrance gives no indication to the fabulous food that awaits you.
With such fabulous local produce and Pino Cuttaia’s modern interpretation of Sicilian dishes, the restaurant now has two Michelin Stars.
We indulged in the nine course degustation menu with the title ‘Creativo” Every dish was superb! What I particularly loved was that Chef Pino would appear with every course to explain it to us. Service was excellent and it was the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
I can’t wait to go back!
Ristorante La Madia
Corso Filippo Re Capriata, 22
Closed: Tuesday and Sunday dinner in Winter,
Tuesday and Sunday lunch in July and August
The Fishermen of Sciacca
Villa Romana del Casale inPiazza Armerina