San Paolo restaurant sign

Porto San Paolo Sciacca, Sicily

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Porto San Paolo

Restaurant located south of Sicily in a city called Sciacca, right in front of all the fishermen’s boats of the harbour.

San Paolo restaurant View

San Paolo restaurant View

The restaurant has a lovely view across all of the harbour, and a roof terrace where you can have your meal in the summertime. This is one of the more upper market fish restaurants in the city, but you can have a starter, main coarse and glass of wine for 35 euro.

The menu

Mainly offers fish, but also a smaller selection of meat and pizza. I went without any hesitation for a three coarse fish dinner and a small carafe of house white to drink, not particularly “inspiring”.

San Paolo restaurant Menu

San Paolo restaurant Menu

Starter

: Prawns in mary rose sauce, seafood arancino, small deep fried squids and tempura king prawns. The octopus was quite fresh and tasty, not a big fan of prawns with mary rose sauce. Arancino was a good variant of the traditional Sicilian arancino with tasty fish filling. Crispy, warm, fried squids were delicious with just a squish of lemon on top. Big prawns were fresh and juicy, I could taste the sea, and were pretty good, dipped into a lovely avocado sauce made also with pendolini tomatoes and onions. Vote 7/10

fish started plateau

fish started plateau

Pasta

: Sea urchin Linguine. This is one of my favourite dishes, which I crave every time I come to Sicily. Sauce wasn’t particularly rich, I would have expected the chef to be a little bit less stingy with the sauce, and produce little bit more in order to have every linguine covered. But Sea urchins were fresh and I could taste the flavour of the sea from the linguine. There wasn’t enough sauce to create a full on taste, so I give a Vote of 7/1-2 out of 10.

Sea urchin Linguine

Sea urchin Linguine

Main coarse

: mixed grilled fish platter, with swordfish , king prawns, crayfish, calamari.
Well cooked fish apart swordfish which was slightly too dry, but over all, I enjoyed my grilled fish. Vote 7/10

This was a pretty good experience, food is always fresh every time I come to Porto San Paolo. One thing I noticed, is the service, little bit less caring compared the previous visits. Little things such as; cleaning tables in between courses or giving a refreshing towel to clean hands at the end of the meal. slightly too relaxed.. Vote 6- / 10

Restaurant interior

Restaurant interior

I would definitely recommend a visit if you decide to visit south of Sicily. Final vote 7-/10

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