]"New Sicilian” is in full force at the most exciting of the restaurants that have opened in the once-derelict Kalsa district in recent years. Ottava Nota’s sleek, black-on-gray decor is the setting for creative takes on Sicilian classics. Tuna tartare is served with avocado, risotto is laced with leeks and tuna caviar, and eggplant meatballs are topped with tomato cream. Duck, beef, and fish are market fresh and beautifully prepared, but you may not want to go beyond the pastas with fresh seafood—linguine with scallops, risotto with shrimp, tagliatelle with sea urchins. Despite the chic vibe, the friendly, attentive service is strictly old-school, and a meal begins with a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
Via Butera 55
Our Rating Neighborhood Around town Hours Mon 8–11pm; Tues–Sat 1–3pm and 8–11pm, Sun 1–3pm Transportation Bus: 103, 104, 105, 118, 225 Phone 091/616-8601 Prices Entrees 10€–20€ Cuisine Type Sicilian Web site Ottava Nota
MapVia Butera 55 Palermo
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