Our Story

Il Consiglio di Sicilia was born out of an act of love and continues to live on, nurtured by that same spirit. Once the home of Chef Antonio Cicero’s grandmother, the building is filled with nostalgia for him. Since its opening in 2008, hospitality and happiness are at the soul of our corner of paradise here in Donnalucata. And we can’t wait to welcome you as our guest - whether for the first time or on a return visit - and help you build fond and lasting memories of your own Sicilian adventure.

Antonio and Roberta

The Gazebo and Dining Room

In the kitchen, Chef Antonio Cicero creates refined dishes that showcase his philosophy of elegant simplicity. The finest ingredients - with a strong focus on local seafood - are presented with modesty; a style that instinctively speaks of quality and territory, yet beyond the trends of the moment.

Antonio Cicero

Chef Antonio Cicero was born into a large matriarchal family. His journey into the world of cooking was far from typical and the young Antonio was in part obsessed with motorbikes, but more significantly, focused on the world outside the family home and how elements and people connect. He went on to study Philosophy at the University of Catania, where he immersed himself in the work of Aristotle and Immanuel Kant. It was here too that he first started to cook for himself. However, it was his obsession with his motorbike and the economics of maintaining it that forced him into the world of restaurants and he began working in a local agriturismo on weekends. He joined forces with some student friends and opened a small restaurant in the beachside village of Scoglitti. He opened Il Consiglio di Sicilia in 2008, specialising in seafood and local dishes. In 2010, international food journalist Roberta Corradin entered his life, when she came to review Il Consiglio di Sicilia. A year later, the couple were married.

Chef Antonio Cicero
Roberta e Antonio

I nostri valori

The core value of Il Consiglio di Sicilia is happiness. The happiness of our guests and the satisfaction of our team, who pour their heart into their work so that guests leave having experienced something unforgettable. The 'team' is an essential word to us; it means life, love and family, and Antonio Cicero and Roberta Corradin are committed to making the hospitality sector a loving and enjoyable place to work. To achieve this, staff operate an 8-hour working shift, allowing them to rest physically and mentally and enjoy life outside the restaurant, spending time with their own loved ones. Some may argue that this duty of care comes with a cost. Yes, however, we are happy to bear this for the betterment of our staff.



Tutti i giorni tranne lunedi e domenica dalle 19.30 alle 22.30.


Solo domenica o festivi dalle 12.30 alle 14:30.

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