Based in the heart of Sligo's burgeoning Italian Quarter, Bistro Bianconi has built on its 20-year-strong reputation for top-class pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven. Inventive gourmet pizzas include the Michelangelo (goat cheese, caramelized onions, pepperoni, and a sprinkling of Parmesan), the Vegetariano, and the old reliable Quatro Formaggi. The menu is heavy on classic fresh pasta and lasagna, while chicken bocconcini, (chicken with glazed ham and cheese)
the signature dish, is as popular as ever. Let the aromas of basil pesto, garlic, and Tuscan bread wash over you as you sip a glass of Chianti or Montepulciano—you could just as easily be in Florence. Upstairs, a sister restaurant, Gulliver's Wood Fire Grill offers a complete dining contrast: porterhouse steak, lamb kebab skewers, pork, tuna steak, or monkfish cooked on a bespoke hand-forged wood grill made by a local blacksmith.