Fodor's Expert Review Da Alfredo

$ Salina Casual Fodor's Choice

Starting in 1968, the mini-empire of owner Alfredo Olivieri was built one granita and one pane cunzato at a time, and no summer on Salina is complete without a stop at his little shop off the Marina Garibaldi piazza in Lingua. You'll find all the classic granita flavors (almond, coffee, lemon, pistachio), but it's the seasonal fruits that shine here: mulberry, fig, wild blackberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe. For something more savory, the overstuffed sandwiches (one recent August they served 1,500 in a single day) pile on the signature flavors of the region. Look for the "Eoliana" full of capers, olives, anchovies, peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Olivieri also has a full-service trattoria and a bakery, both steps from the original panineria.

Casual Fodor's Choice Lunch Quick Bite Sicilian $

Quick Facts

Via Marina Garibaldi
Sicily  98050, Italy


Known For:
  • Charismatic owner
  • Seasonally focused granita
  • Joyous atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.–Apr.

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