Fodor's Expert Review La Botte 1962

$$ Monreale Italian

It's worth the short drive or inexpensive taxi from Monreale to reach this restaurant, which is famous for well-prepared local specialties (though it's open limited hours, so call before you come). Seafood dishes include bavette don Carmelo, a narrow version of tagliatelle with a sauce of swordfish, squid, shrimp, and pine nuts, and other regular favorites include involtini alla siciliana (meat roulades stuffed with salami and cheese); local wines make a tasty accompaniment.

Italian Sicilian Casual Lunch Dinner $$ Prix-Fixe

Quick Facts

Contrada Lenzitti 20
Monreale, Sicily  90046, Italy

091-414051

www.mauriziocascino.it

Known For:
  • Sophisticated cooking
  • Historic setting
  • Hazelnut semifreddo with hot chocolate dessert
  • Good-value set menus
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.–Thurs. (except by reservation and for Thurs. dinner in July) and Aug.–early Sept. No lunch Fri. and Sat.; no dinner Sun., Closed Mon.–Thurs. (except by advance booking of at least 4 days) and Aug.–early Sept. No lunch Fri. and Sat.; no dinner Sun.

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