Cefalu (Sicily) is a picturesque tiny seaside Mediterranean city of the kind that you would expect to see in movies. Very easy on the eyes, it certainly won’t be hard, for the most, to fall for this place. It takes 1 hr by train (it costs €5 one way) to get there from Palermo.
In Cefalu, I ate at Al vicoletto (Addr: Via Madonna degli Angeli, 12 Piazza Duomo – Cefalu Phone: 0921 420971) , where I picked a risotto alla marinara (mussels, clams, squid, shrimp, parsley — the fresh maritime flavor of the seafood was not muted) as well as a cold couscous made of olives and tomatoes (enticing fresh lemony acidity).
My verdict (Very good>Good>Ok>Bad): Ok. Honest casual food. Fine ingredient by the standards of the seafood that I kept finding in Palermo and its surroundings at most of their casual restaurants. As ever, food this simple can always be bettered by spectacular ingredient and/or a touch of genius at surprising the palate, but such performances are rare – anyways.