Scirocco Sicilian Fish Lab


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Scirocco Sicilian Fish Lab

With its location in the heart of the famous Catania fish market, it's no wonder this street-corner restaurant consisting of a counter and three single tables on the street keeps patrons coming back for more fresh battered seafood cones time after time again. Try the boneless cone assortment.


The cuisine in the Catania region is just like in the rest of Sicily – a delectable combination of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. Fish and seafood are the dominant ingredients, complemented by olive oil and wine from the mountains around Etna. One unusual ingredient that has made its way into a variety of dishes and condiments is the local pistachio (the ultimate Catanese pizza is one topped with cream cheese and grated pistachios). In the pasta department, try the local speciality Pasta alla Norma – a pasta dish cooked with aubergines, tomatoes, ricotta cheese and basil.