The coastal village of Marzamemi has a Sicily-wide reputation for the quality of its seafood, but the thing that strikes most visitors first is the sheer charm of its historic centre. La Cialoma fronts on to the main piazza, but head for the back of the building, past the terracotta pots planted with fragrant herbs, to the shaded terrace overlooking the crystalline sea. Sip from a glass of local rosé while tucking into chunks of raw tuna marinated in mint or sweet red prawns 'cooked' in citrus. Follow that up with grilled octopus or more tuna, served with caponata. Don't expect haute cuisine, rejoice instead in super-fresh ingredients served without fuss or pretension. A word to the wise: if you're planning on eating at La Cialoma during peak tourist season, book well in advance.
Taverna La CialomaA shady terrace by the sea is the perfect place to eat spanking-fresh seafood
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