A’ Rusticana, Sicilian traditional food.

Since 1975


Our Hystory

Traditional Sicilian restaurant
  opened by Giorgio Veninata


The restaurant, which is now run by Veninata’s daughter Arianna, is placed in an eighteenth century building in Ragusa Ibla, not far from Pola Square. Simple, classic and refined in its appearance, the restaurant also preserves these traditional features in its cooking style.

In 2007 the restaurant was chosen by film director Alberto Sironi as one of his favourite locations for the Italian Tv series .

“Inspector Montalbano”.

It was here that the chief inspector was regularly portrayed as having lunch in order to discuss his cases with his colleagues, as the episode “The snacks thief”shows.


Photo taken on the set (Arianna with actor Luca Zingaretti during a shooting break)

 The restaurant has three dining rooms, two indoors and one outdoors


Our recipes  

 Our fish is sourced daily from local fish markets, which ensures its freshness; our meat is provided by carefully selected local farms.



Our Specialties

Spaghetti with roasted tomatoes

Spaghetti with roasted tomatoes

Spaghetti “Alla Rusticana”

Spaghetti “Alla Rusticana”

Our Menu

  • Roasted cheese
  • The House Special
  • Italian-style
  • Prosciutto and melon
  • Mixed platter of traditional cheese and salami
  • Seafood salad
  • Boiled octopus
  • Mixed seafood
  • Cavati (kind of pasta) with pork sauce 
  • Fettuccine (a kind of pasta) alla „Norma“ (tomato sauce, aubergines and ricotta)  
  • Strozzapreti (kind of pasta) „alla contadina“
  • Grilled sausage
    Steak “alla palermitana”
    Grilled calf steak
    Grilled Pork rib-eye
    Grilled Calf rib-eye
    Grilled fillet steak
    Mixed grill with three kinds of meat


The wines

Our wine list includes the best Sicilian wine producers, such as Planeta, Cos,  Donnafugata, Duca di Salaparuta, Poggio di Bortolone.DSC_9144 


Contact Us

Vico Domenico Morelli n. 4 , 97100 Ragusa Ibla

+39 0932 227981 


Send a message

You are welcome to send us a message, but we recommend making reservations by phone.

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