Jun 19

2nd Meal in Sicily

by in Restaurants, Sicilian Restaurants

We were getting stir crazy and ready to venture out and get a dinner out.  The big problem is our car is still making its way across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Med to us.  There are a few places across the street from the hotel that we have been warned by my Italian coworkers not to go to… but we have no options right now!! So we bit the bullet and went to a place called Medusa’s.

The first thing I want to say is that we are learning quickly not to judge a book by its cover in Italy.  If you pulled up to this place you would never make a step near it.  As soon as we braved going into the front door we found a completely different place with a vast outdoor patio and a great view of Mount Etna.


Caprese - Simple and Delicious

Spaghetti alla Cozze


Mount Etna from Medusa's Patio


Shaky Pic by the Waiter

Antipasti – Caprese – I dont know if it was the fact that we haven’t eaten something good in a while, but this seemed like it was the best thing we have ever tasted.  Ive seen a lot prettier caprese salads, but what it lacked in looks it made up in freshness and taste. Very simple and tasty.

Jess  – Tortellinis con Ragu – Jess was a big fan.  She proceeded to finish it all.. I had to literally steal one tortellini to try it.  She also got sauce all over here shirt..ha

Nick – Spaghetti alla Cozze – The mussels were very good.  This dish really hit the spot for what I was looking for and I also finished it all.  The fresh tomatoes in the dish were a great idea that I will definitely have to incorporate if I make this.

The house red wine was great.

Dessert – Tiramisu – This was disappointing… we were on such a roll too, but the dessert was definitely a miss.  Im not sure if they just didnt have any freshly made, but it was like a rubber hockey puck with some espresso dusting on top.

All in all a great dinner.  With the low expectations to start, it was a surprisingly good start to our Sicilian dining.  Although in the back of our minds we had a feeling that we were going to find even better food.

Im not sure if I should come up with some sort of a rating system… something cheesy like 2 thumbs up or maybe stars?  Thoughts?

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  1. From Dtfennell:

    Spaghetti looks good, bread must have been better…empty basket. Oh that’s right, you’re with Jess.

    Posted on August 14, 2011 at 4:15 am #
  2. From Dtfennell:

    I’ve thought about rating system for restaurants, grab a burp clip from favorite movie and loop depending on level of enjoyment. One thru five sounds about right! (five being best of course).

    Posted on August 20, 2011 at 6:08 am #
    • From Nick:

      I like the audio clip idea, but the burps dont sound appetizing! ha.

      Posted on August 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

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