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“Trapani restaurant - Il Frutto della Passione”

Il Frutto della Passione
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Ballata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 11 - USD 68
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Being our thirtieth wedding anniversary, I had booked in advance and asked for a nice table. On entering, we were welcomed by the owner and shown to our table. I was completely taken by surprise, as the small terrace was beautifully set up to resemble a chic private dining area outside. This included an elegant stand lamp, a large bouquet of flowers in a stunning vase and other small details, that gave you the sense that a lot of thought and care went into setting this up.

Menus in hand, my heart started pumping as I honestly did not know what to order. Personally my style of eating is small and varied, more of a two starter eater than starter and main course. Here the antipasti selection was a tough choice, so I decided to order all of them except the cheese and salami platter. The food started arriving and my mouth began to salivate with anticipation. The first two dishes, Tuna fish in a sweet and sour sauce and a 'caponata' delicious. Pressed octopus, and I don't usually eat this, was the most tender and delicate I have ever tried, actually converted me. A bed of caramelized onions with a balsamic reduction topped with an interesting looking profiterole divine. By this time I wished this meal would never end. The last two starters were placed in front of us, chickpea chips wrapped in prosciutto and a zucchini soufflé. To describe these two dishes, let me just say food from the Heaven above. Also the presentation perfection.

I love my food and wine and I am a fussy eater, yet always ready to explore new horizons and venture into the unknown. Sometimes my palate is pleasantly surprised and excited, especially when the food is so lovingly prepared by the owner's son, who is the chef here, which I must add, in my opinion outdid himself fabulously. If more stars were available I would give it more without hesitation.

Date of visit: June 2016
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1  Thank Annaliza D
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent Sunday lunch! Service was so kind, everything was fresh tasty and so italian:) our best memories from Sicilian cuisine!

Date of visit: May 2016
2  Thank Elina S
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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed eating here.
Great atmosphere, great customer service and great food. When we sat down we had a apparatif in front off us within 5 minutes (Which tasted amazing), and a small little drink as a taster. The Chickpeas chips with smoked tile tasted absolutely amazing. And the pasta pyramid was also really good. My husband had the fish couscous and really enjoyed that as well.
We had tiramisu to finish which luckily wasn't drowned in strong alcohol smelling/tasting coffee liqueur which sometimes happens in the UK. Service was as fast as you would expect from a fresh food restaurant. Staff was friendly and was able to speak a bit off English. Decor was also absolutely charming. If ever going to the area again this restaurant would be a place we would visit again.

Date of visit: July 2015
1  Thank Anja P
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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

This hotel belongs to my Capt. I have been here several times ... Beautiful Ambiance... Lovely Italian Cuisine... Love the place .. Will surely visit whenever im in town ..

Date of visit: March 2015
2  Thank SanilJ8
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile
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Date of visit: September 2018
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