Located a few steps away from the Teatro Massimo, in the historic centre of Palermo, Ristorante Ferro opens onto an ample square where guests can enjoy dining in the shadow of ancient palaces. A modern and contemporary ambience characterizes the place and the menu. The latter is in fact a modern reworking of traditional dishes prepared with fresh and seasonal produce: among the many tempting options are the risotto with spumante (sparkling wine), salmon, turnip tops and sea bass in a salt crust with potatoes and beetroot mayonnaise.
Ristorante Ferro, Piazza Sant’Onofrio, 42, Palermo, Italy, +39 091 586049
If you go to one place in Palermo, it has to be Pasticceria Cappello, a Sicilian mainstay. Situated in Via Colonna Rotta, in the heart of the historic centre of the city, the pasticceria first opened as a dairy in the 1940s, was then turned into a bar before finally becoming the famous family-run pastry shop you see today. Over the years, master pastry chef Salvatore and his son Giovanni havebrought to perfection the art of creating chocolate and pastry. Taste buds will be tickled by the sight of desserts like the seven layer cake, the chocolate mousse with pears flambés, the sponge cake with almonds and pistachios and the typically Sicilian cassata and cannoli.
Pasticceria Cappello, Via Colonna Rotta, 68, Palermo, Italy +39 091 489601