Hiding away down a narrow side street in the historic old town, Zia Pina is one of the best examples of a local seafood trattoria in Palermo. Open only for lunch, the menu changes daily depending on the catch, all of the fresh fish is grilled and served simply with olive oil and lemon and the colourful accompanying buffet is out of this world.
The word ‘tapas’ does not refer to a specific type of food. Instead, it refers to a way of eating that comes from Spain so as to represent the cuisine found here perfectly. Tapas basically refers to small portions of different dishes, containing only a few mouthfuls but when many are eaten together then they make up a full meal. Sometimes tapas are sold as a smaller version of something on the menu, usually about a quarter of a full-sized portion. Other times, they have their own part of the menu and are sold separately.