E’ un ristorante tipico siciliano, dove si può gustare una cucina
tradizionale siciliana in chiave contemporanea. La
filosofia dello chef è di trasformare le ricette della
nonna in piatti moderni, dando meticolosa attenzione
alla stagionalità dei prodotti, rigorosamente locali e
Per coloro che hanno la voglia di una esperienza culinaria unica, venite da Macallè che esauderà i vostri desideri con le nostre piccole ispirazioni stagionali. Ci piace il cibo, un sacco diverso dal solito, proprio come te.
Classe e sapienza: consigliatissimo
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Class and wisdom: highly recommendedMarina Perotta27 December 2019
We don't leave a lot of reviews but we really enjoyed our experience with Mauricio, who is very passionate about food and his restaurant (more so than the average Sicilian, which is saying something). He was very entertaining, informative, and a very good chef.
Food is subjective, but I think we recognize good cooking when we taste and see it. We're from San Francisco, so we're very much a fan of local, fresh, farm to table, healthy, and natural. The food at Macalle reminds us of California modern cooking. Good technique. Good taste. Flavors are balanced. Some nice creativity. Good use of local ingredients.
My perspective on this restaurant is that Mauricio is putting a modern spin on Sicilian cooking. He wants the ingredients to speak for themselves, so he's avoiding overly saucy, salty, pungent, and in your face dishes. If you're looking for that sort of thing, this is not the place for you. He's much more subtle than that. He's also not a molecular gastronomy sort of guy either. That's why i think his restaurant would fit in nicely in California.
Highlights for me were the swordfish dish lightly dusted in breadcrumbs and spices and perfectly cooked. I really enjoyed this one. He also served us a very nice tuna dish. Well executed.
We also ordered two seafood pasta dishes. Good flavors and delicate, not heavy. I also enjoyed the wine selection.
I can see this restaurant improving over time as well, as he ventures into new directions. I'd love to see him take on some heartier flavors but put his own twist on things.
Would definitely come back if ever in Ortygia, which i hope to be.
Hopefully, this review helps the visitors. In summary, if you're looking for lots of cream, tomato, or pistachio sauces, this is the not the place for you. Think fresh, local, balanced, nuanced flavors.Christopher Chen25 December 2019
Gaétan Foucart24 December 2019
Lucia Commendatore22 December 2019
Lorenzo Minerva3 December 2019
Dopo aver prenotato con TheFork ho scoperto che questo stupendo bistrot è del carissimo Maurizio, sempre attento alla qualità e all'ottima accoglienza. Cibo buonissimo e fresco, con quel tocco di amore e passione che solo un vero professionista può dare! Locale bellissimo, accogliente, quasi intimo. Ci ritorneremo sicuramente!
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After booking with TheFork I discovered that this wonderful bistro is by dear Maurizio, always attentive to quality and excellent hospitality. Delicious and fresh food, with that touch of love and passion that only a true professional can give! Beautiful, cozy, almost intimate place. We will definitely be back!Alessandra Ruscica29 October 2019
S. Sebastian Lee18 October 2019
Great food, attentive waiters, located on a relatively quite street. This was recommended by the B&B host and we were happy we tried this restaurant. Dishes were tasty and well presented.Eddie Leung2 October 2019