The locavore movement has deep roots in Italy, and Palermo's Buatta has strong links with local producers and Sicily's complex culinary heritage. The menu proudly highlights dishes based on Slow Food 'presidio' (programmes designed to preserve artisanal food production), while the wine list features a map of the island, dotted with the locations of producers and their vineyards. A dish of pasta sauced with sardines and wild fennel features typically Sicilian agrodolce (sweet and sour) flavours, and puddings include crisp cannoli stuffed with sweet ricotta and chopped pistachios as well as the near-obligatory cassatta (a small sponge cake flavoured with more ricotta and candied fruit). A relaxed atmosphere and sweet-natured wait staff contribute to making Buatta the ideal place to soak up that Palermitano vibe.
Buatta Cucina PopolanaRelaxed trattoria in central Palermo serving classic Sicilian dishes
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