This Siracusa institution has been serving meals since 1938, and in these whitewashed, vaulted dining rooms since 1978; over the decades the elegant, arched rooms have remained a favorite for a night out, even back when the surrounding neighborhood was moldering in neglect. Specialties veer toward Sicilian classics: spaghetti with ricci (sea urchin), tagliolini al nero di seppie (pasta with cuttlefish ink), and pesce all'acqua pazza (fish cooked with garlic, tomatoes, capers, and olives). Many fans claim that no one in Sicily makes them better. The kitchen is also equipped with a wood-fired oven that turns out what many Siracusans consider to be the best pizza in town, available in different sizes, including one that’s a perfect starter.