The Silician kitchen 

The delicious Sicilian cuisine owes its quality and specialness to the excellence of the ingredients and the varied culinary influences from the past. We have compiled a list of typical Sicilian dishes.


Arancini are rice balls traditionally filled with risotto rice, cheese, peas, boiled egg and a tomato-meat sauce (ragú). These balls are covered with breadcrumbs and deep fried until they are crispy. Usually they are round and have the same size as an orange. Besides the traditional arancino there are all kinds of interesting variants to get such as; filled with ham and cheese, pistachio pesto, spaghetti, funghi and even with nutella! 


Granita e Brioche 

Granita is thick and creamy semi-frozen ice cream flavored with sugar, seasonal fruit or nuts.On Sicily it is often eaten for breakfast with a brioche (sweet bun). There are various flavors to get such as; lemon, watermelon, strawberry, mulberry, chocolate, pistachio, peach and orange. 



Sicilian caponata is a vegetable dish with eggplant as the most important vegetable. The vegetables are baked and stewed in a sweet and sour sauce. The caponata can be eaten hot, lukewarm or cold as a starter or as an accompaniment to meat, fish and pasta.


A cannolo (singular of cannoli) is a pastry and a dessert consisting of a rolled biscuit filled with ricotta. Cannolo means small tube. Cannoli was originally associated with carnival, but they became so popular that they are now available throughout the year. Good cannoli have a crispy crust and are tastiest when they are freshly made.



Cassata is a cake of biscuit dough filled with sweetened ricotta and candied fruit. The cake is decorated with coloured marzipan, glaze and even more candied fruit. Originally this cake was eaten at Easter, but nowadays it is eaten at many festive occasions.


Pasta allo scoglio

Sicily is known for its fresh fish and seafood. Pasta allo scoglio is a delicious pasta dish with shrimps, mussels, vongole (cockles) and octopus.

Pesce Spada 

Swordfish in Sicilian way; grilled or fried swordfish steaks served with a delicious sauce. 


Pasta alla norma

Pasta alla norma is a pasta dish with golden brown fried eggplant in a tomato-basil sauce and is served with grated salted ricotta. 



All dishes that have been flavored with pistachios are delicious. Pistachios were introduced by the Arabs in the 9th century. The Sicilian town of Bronte is also called the capital of the pistachio nut. Here in the hilly landscape with fertile soil of Mount Etna, the pistachio grow best. Try pistachio ice cream, granita with pistachio, cannoli with pistachio, pasta with pistachio pesto and pizza pistacchio.

Dimora di Dante

Contrada Serravalle sn

97012 Chiaramonte Gulfi, RG

Sicilia, Italia  

Commercial Register Number 01678760883

+39 3927 441 466 

Booking conditions

A booking is only definitive after paying 25% of the booking costs.

The other 75% has to be paid four weeks before your arrival.For reservations within 8 weeks of arrival, Dimora di Dante will establish the payment deadline for the entire booking costs.

After booking your holiday at Dimora di Dante, all booking costs need to be paid.

Cancellation conditions

Given the current difficult situation related to the Covid-19 virus (coronavirus), we have adjusted the cancellation conditions for 2022. You can now book without any risk, with cancellation guarantee.

The deposit or payment will be fully refunded if cancellation is required due to Covid-19 guidelines.

Are you sick yourself or do you want to cancel for other reasons, we ask you to claim your own travel and cancellation insurance. In these circumstances we apply the following conditions.

Dimora di Dante needs to be notified of every cancellation in writing.

The cancellation will take effect on the date of receival of the notification.

When cancelling your reservation, you will have to pay Dimora di Dante as follows:

Cancellation up to 42 days before arrival: 30% of the total sum

Cancellation between 42 and 28 days before arrival: 60% of the total sum

Cancellation between 28 and 7 days before arrival: 90% of the total sum

Cancellation 6 days before arrival or less: 100% of the total sum.

We will also charge €25.00 in administration costs.

We recommend to take out a cancellation insurance.

Condizioni di prenotazione

La prenotazione diventa solo definitiva dopo pagare il 25% del prezzo totale.

L’altro 75% va pagato quattro settimane prima dell’arrivo.

Per prenotazioni entro 8 settimane prima dell’arrivo, Dimora di Dante stabilisce il termine di pagamento del prezzo totale della prenotazione.

Dopo aver prenotato una camera o suite a Dimora di Dante, il prezzo totale deve essere pagato.

Condizioni di cancellazioni

Data l'attuale situazione difficile legata al virus Covid-19 (coronavirus), abbiamo modificato le condizioni di cancellazione per il 2022. Ora è possibile prenotare senza alcun rischio, con garanzia di cancellazione.

L'acconto o il pagamento sarà completamente rimborsato se la cancellazione è a causa del Covid-19.

Se sei malato o vuoi annullare per altri motivi, ti chiediamo di richiedere la tua assicurazione di viaggio e annullamento. In queste circostanze applichiamo le seguenti condizioni.

Quando si cancella la prenotazione da Dimora di Dante, si paga come di seguito:

Cancellazione di 42 giorni o più prima dell’arrivo: 30% del prezzo totale

Cancellazione fra 42 e 28 giorni prima dell’arrivo: 60% del prezzo totale

Cancellazione fra 28 e 7 giorni prima dell’arrivo: 90% del prezzo totale

Cancellazione entro 6 giorno o meno dell’arrivo: 100% del prezzo totale

Dimora di Dante va notificato di ogni annullamento per iscritto.

La cancellazione prende effetto al giorno di ricevere la notifica.

Mettiamo anche in conto €25,00 per l’amministrazione.

Ti raccomandiamo di sottoscrivere una assicurazione per l’annullamento.