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For a break from the Italian food, though it's hard, try Sushi Live. The menu offers about 50 different rolls to choose from, along with sashimi, tempura and other hot dishes; great to take away or enjoy in the eatery. Sushi Live is located in the city centre, close to Giardino Bellini park.
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.