Friday, June 6, 2008

Town and Country Recommends: Trattoria

Near the Pantheon at 25 Via Pozzo delle Cornacchie is a modern Sicilian restaurant where celebrity chef Filippo La Mantia cooks in full view of the diners. Stars such as Scarlett Johansson and John Travolta have sampled the modern interpretations of the Sicilian traditions here. Sicilian cuisine is an interesting mix of tastes from Italy, North Africa and the Normans who conquered Sicily in the 11th century. Don't be surprised to see pasta and couscous on the same menu at Trattoria. And be sure to try granita if it's available-you will love this refreshing dessert.

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