Sicily pervades this corner of Licata, from the artistic photos hung on beige wood-paneled walls, to the carefully selected ingredients, to the unusual match-ups that owe much to traditional cuisine, to Pino Cuttaia’s choice of dishes as he seeks out new ways to seduce the palate. La Madia opens the doors to the past, shining a light on everyday life and tradition, steeped in nostalgia and intense love. Chef Cuttaia’s culinary journey winds its way along amiable, mellow roads, rife with tastes and fragrances that recall the Sicilian tradition and make fellow travelers feel at home. Sustainable and profoundly bound to local culture, his synthesis is an enlightened blend of local produce and craftsmanship: farmers and artisans are the chef’s closest partners in this endeavor. Pino Cuttaia makes savoir-faire a dazzling display of simplicity, displaying a sacred respect for his ingredients, expertise and a deep understanding of his land. He also brings out the best in terms of seasonality and what the world around him has to offer. He relies on memory – the secret ingredient in every one of his dishes – to guide his guests back to his roots in home cooking, which is now revved up by professional skill on a par with today’s best. His cuisine masterfully tells the story of a Sicily from days gone by, but which lives on in every bite.
C.so F. Re Capriata, 22
92027 Licata (AG)
+39 092 2771443
Number of seats 30 | |
Closed From October to May: Sunday and Tuesday dinner time. From June to September: Sunday and Tuesday lunchtime
Holidays They vary from year to year
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