Oxidiana is located in the heart of the city and mainly specialises in fish – namely sashimi and sushi, but serves a selection of Japanese delights ranging from grilled meat and fish to dessert. Book in advance to ensure being seated, as the restaurant is quite popular.
The cuisine in the Catania region is just like in the rest of Sicily – a delectable combination of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. Fish and seafood are the dominant ingredients, complemented by olive oil and wine from the mountains around Etna. One unusual ingredient that has made its way into a variety of dishes and condiments is the local pistachio (the ultimate Catanese pizza is one topped with cream cheese and grated pistachios). In the pasta department, try the local speciality Pasta alla Norma – a pasta dish cooked with aubergines, tomatoes, ricotta cheese and basil.