There are not any real “fine-dining” restaurants in Siracusa, and I spent most of my time wandering the tiny stores and family owned restaurants on the island of Ortigia, soaking up local food and culture. The open-air markets were truly incredible! Each morning several narrow streets would be filled with tables displaying, huge swordfish, urchins, razor clams and dozens of other exotic seafood.
What I enjoyed most about Sicily was the sincere hospitality we experienced. Almost every person we encountered seemed genuinely happy that we were visiting their town and was eager to share their cuisine and culture.