Fodor's Expert Review Al Padrino
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).
Via Santa Cecilia 56
Messina, Sicily 98123, Italy
- Home-style Sicilian dishes
- Pasta alla Norma (with eggplant, tomato, and ricotta)
- No-frills atmosphere