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London, United Kingdom
March 9, 2008
May 28, 2004
In Italy full meals are served in either a trattoria or a ristorante. Generally speaking a trattoria is cheaper and serves home-style cooking. That’s exactly why we went to Enzo’s.
An Italian meal starts with antipasto. It consists of various cold cuts of meat, different types of fish or other seafood, and cold vegetable dishes. We skipped this.
The next course is il primo this may consist of soup, risotto or pasta. We both had a pasta dish. My husband had Penne Arabiare. Penne is a type of pasta. This was served with a lightly peppered tomato sauce and dusted with parmesan cheese. I had tagliatelli in a creamy basil sauce with fried zucchini and sprinkled with almonds, for which Sicily is famous.
The next course is il secondo which is a meat or fish course. We ordered
fish of the day. And although we were told what fish it was we don’t know its name in English. But this was not important it tasted good.
We also ordered contorni, side dishes. We had french fries, and a mixed salad, oil and vinegar are on the table and we mixed our own dressing. There was also freshly cut bread.
This was a perfect meal at a perfect price:
2 coperti (cover charge) €2
1 vino €2
1 aqua €1
2 primi piatti €7,50
2 secondi piatti €13
2 cotorni €3,50
The menu tells you if the food you order is fresh or may be deep frozen., this was the case with a few of the fish dishes and the french fries. I appreciate this very much as it shows exactly what you can expect. Our fish was fresh but the fries were frozen.
The restaurant looks attractive. Downstairs there are five tables. Don’t despair when they are full upstairs there are more. We were the first to go upstairs but soon the others tables filled. it was reassuring to see that there were not only tourists but also locals came for a meal.
The tables are laid with yellow tablecloths covered by checked yellow-green cloths, and yellow paper napkins. It looks very cheerful. The drinks were served with fresh bread with sesame seeds on top. The white local wine was chilled and had a pleasant taste.
Service was very friendly and I can highly recommend this restaurant
From journal Traveller in Palermo