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The Best Dining Options in Agrigento, Sicily

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Whether it’s the nightlife and pub scene that you crave, or savoring Greek and Sicilian cuisine at one of the local restaurants, Agrigento has it all.

If you are on the look out of chilling out and relaxing after a day of sightseeing, here is a list of some of the best pubs and restaurants in Agrigento:

Atenea Street and Viale della Vittoria

Situated in the nearby city of San Leone 2km from the center of Agrigento, this is where you will find the majority of the bars and pubs geared to the younger age groups although it is frequented by tourists in most age groups. The Oceanomare is probably the nicest pub and restaurant in the area although the Ficus Bar and Le Dynamique are excellent choices as well.

You will find if you visit either of these two pub and restaurant lined streets that the ones situated on Atenea Street are more casual, whereas the pubs and restaurants located on the Viale della Vittoria are more fashionable and upper class. So make sure you’re dressed accordingly depending on which area you’re going to visit. Keep in mind that the majority of the locals have the tendency to dress up a bit in the evenings.

Agrigento’s Restaurant Scene

Agrigento is widely known for its wide array of Greek and Sicilian cuisine and we have listed what we feel are the top restaurants in the Agrigento area:

  • Spizzulio – Italian and Mediterranean delicatessen
  • QOC – a must for dining with some outstanding Italian faire
  • Baglio Sicilia Antica – the best in Sicilian cuisine
  • Ruga Reali – Greek and Italian cuisine, mostly seafood entrees
  • Expanificio – fine Italian cuisine geared to the budget conscious traveler
  • Pizzeria Jack – kid-friendly pizzeria that serves other Italian dishes as well
  • La Borghesiana – one of the better Italian and Mediterranean restaurants for pasta and pizza
  • Perbacco Ristorante Vineria – one of the top Italian menus in Agrigento
  • Trattoria dei Templi – again another top choice for Italian cuisine but a bit pricey
  • Leon d’Oro – probably the priciest restaurant in Agrigento ($50 to $60 per person), but the menu is an amazing mixture of Italian, Mediterranean, and Sicilian cuisine

If you’re more into Mediterranean cuisine with a little Greek thrown in for good measure, we recommend you try the Akropolis Restaurant. It can get a bit expensive though as plates average any where from $40 to $60 per plate. One way or the other, this one is worth it.

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Photo of Sicilian pasta courtesy of Colleverde Park Hotel, Agrigento, Italy

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

One response to “The Best Dining Options in Agrigento, Sicily”

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  1. Amar J Roy says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Hi Anita , we are taking a group of 25 Indian folk artists to Agrigento ,Italy to perform at a cultural festival.Just needed to know if you have come across any indian restaurant in and around the city of Agrigento. This will be of great help to know for all of us. or even some info on any indian residing in Agrigento can make some arragement of indian food during our visit between 5th and 12th of feb 2012.

    Appreciate your help in this regard.


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