You wouldn't expect to find an ultramodern, even hip, place to dine within a few minutes' drive of Agrigento's ancient temples, yet Il Re di Girgenti offers up pleasing versions of Sicilian classics in a trendy, country-chic atmosphere (think funky black-and-white tile floors mixed with shelves lined with old-fashioned crockery) popular with young locals. You’ll want to join them by starting with the terrific antipasti plate before moving on to rich spaghetti con
ricci (with sea urchin) and the expertly cooked fillet of sea bass with a pistachio crust. The thoughtful wine list offers good prices on both local wines and those from throughout Sicily. Weather permitting, be sure to dine on the terrace for outstanding temple views.