Under the signboard Bottiglieria Belvedere there is a liquor store with a rich selection of alcoholic beverages and a small cozy restaurant. The main thing in the Bottiglieria Belvedere restaurant is still drinks: first-class Sicilian wines (red, white, dry, semi-sweet), Italian alcoholic drinks from different parts of the country, liquors, cognac, sparkling wines, grappa, rum and whiskey. Any of the items displayed in the store can be ordered to the table (glass or bottle).
The wines are served appetizers from the restaurant menu. Despite the fact that it is small, it has all the positions for a wonderful lunch or dinner. Dishes are made exclusively from seasonal products grown and produced in Sicily. The menu is updated almost daily. The chefs follow traditional Sicilian recipes. A successful accompaniment to a glass of wine will be meat and cheese plates – assorted Italian sausages and cheeses. Continue reading
On the third day of our stay in Sicily, Mario and Antonella invited us to a pizzeria. I personally really looked forward to this evening, because I was eager to see the authentic institution, where the Sicilians themselves go, and try the local cuisine. And she, by the way, is very different from everything that we tried in other regions of Italy. In Sicily, seafood and garlic, which is present in almost all dishes, are especially honored, and pizza is no exception. So, our table was booked for eight in the evening – the very time when absolutely all the local population is having dinner, so almost no cars or even pedestrians came across our way. Outside, the Calvino pizzeria, founded in the distant 1946, looks very simple and doesn’t really bother visitors. But this is not necessary – from eight in the evening a line of those who have not booked a table in advance begins to accumulate here, which in itself already attracts random tourists. Continue reading