Fodor's Expert Review Al Padrino

$ Messina Italian

The jovial owner of this stripped-down trattoria is a constant presence in the white-walled dining room where southern Italian meat and fish dishes are served with equal verve. Start with antipasti like eggplant stuffed with ricotta; then move on to supremely Sicilian dishes such as pasta with chickpeas or polpette di alalunga (albacore croquettes).

Italian Sicilian Lively Lunch Dinner $ Silversea Cruise

Quick Facts

Via Santa Cecilia 56
Messina, Sicily  98123, Italy


Known For:
  • Home-style Sicilian dishes
  • Pasta alla Norma (with eggplant, tomato, and ricotta)
  • No-frills atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., and Aug., Closed Sun., and Aug. No dinner Sat.

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