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While in Sicily, it was easy to find good inexpensive restaurants. We are not vegetarian but really enjoyed the offering at this vegetarian restaurant – Moon, in Ortigia.

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MOON is an acronym for “Move Ortigia Out of Normality”.

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The place has a bar, a dozen or so tables, a stage for performances possibly accompanied by a baby grand, and a small yard.

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The outdoor space is more suited to drinks than a sit-down dinner in our opinion.

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The white walls gives it the ambiance of an atelier. The space offers high ceilings, original moldings, exposed beams, etc.

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The bar appears to be made from cabinet drawers. The liquors are framed.

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Some tables top look like Rothko’s.

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We had a citrus salad – orange and lemon trees are over the place – and it was very good.

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The pasta dishes were also very good. IT had a vegetarian pasta carbonara.

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I had a pasta with perfume of the sea. All very clever and well executed. Never thought the taste of a traditional Italian pasta can be pleasantly replicated with vegetarian ingredients only.

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The transparent plastic place mats are decorated with sewing machine-made stitches and embroidery.

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Prominent in the middle is a stage for musical performance.

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The owner told us that each summer they provide food and board for a visiting musician who performs in the evenings. Too bad we were around long enough to see it.

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We thought this machine was in working condition but it was not in use while we were there.

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The restaurant organized a graphic design contest to find its logo.

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A great place for food, drinks and music on this ancient island.

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One Comment

  1. What is the perfume of the sea? Sounds refreshing!


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