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“Another excellent meal”
Review of La Macina

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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 22 - USD 58
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: If you have ever been tempted by “slow food”, gourmet cuisine based on fresh local and non-industrial ingredients, you must pay a visit to the restaurant “La Macina” . Housed in San Marco D’ Alunzio, a small village with an amazing 3000-year history, this family restaurant is located in an ancient oil mill restored about 10 years ago which retains many ancient elements testifying its origins. Everything you’ll taste is local, home-made or grown in the owner’s gardens and local farms. From olive oil, to bread, from locally-raised beef, chicken or pork to all sort of fruits and vegetables ... not to forget grappa, limoncello and other local spirits. The rich list of wines includes some of the best Sicilian and Italian wines. The ambition of the owners is to preserve and promote local and traditional food products which in this valley are considered as part of the cultural heritage along with the 22 churches, 3 museums and its numerous archaeological sites.
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This restaurant serves delicious local Sicilian food with a twist. We go back every year and are never disappointed. There is no menu, but the antipasti are a must and I can highly recommend both the first course and the main. This year of note were the quails eggs on lightly toasted local durum wheat bread, a savoury flan/soufflé with hazelnuts, courgette flower filled pasta with a nut sauce and the best Nebrodian black pork my son has eaten this year. You could stop with the antipasta (around 10 different dishes), but we stuffed ourselves and with a mid-priced bottle of wine the bill for three was around 110 euros. Excellent value for money. The owner sat down with us and chatted about where he sources his food from and the young waiter was so kind as well.

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Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is just one of the great reasons you visit Sicily and especially this nice little village! So warm welcome, you can trust the staff to suggest best dishes. We had one of our best times!

Thank As d
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had a lovely lunch here, fabulous service from a delightful host, great wine and wonderful home cooked food. Would highly recommend the trip as well as a walk around the town.

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Thank LND198
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Plunge yourself into the real thing.
Amazing local and organic food you've never had before (don't ask for a menu, let them treat you), great wine, the best host ever and his son, the chef, will keep surprising you with every bite you take. A must-go when you're in the neighborhood!

Thank ainkie
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Just one world: Crazy! In fact we arrived with my girlfriend in this authentic place of sicily with the wish to discover traditional food. The owner proposed us to test all kinds of antispastis without to check the meals card.... It was just unbelievable with all the salads, specialities ... To finish this lunch, the owner who was very nice offered us the desert ... and the price was just a detail for this fantastic lunch .... only 35 euros for 2 people!!! I recommend you this beautiful and authentic restaurant which is lost in the traditional sicily

Thank Jérémy S
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