Osteria U Locale in Buccheri is Just the Osteria You’re Looking For

If you’re ever in the mood to escape the ordinary, everyday amazing beauty of seaside Siracusa, grab your keys and take a drive up to the highest point in the Hyblean Mountain range, Monte Lauro.  You’ll find a sweet, warm little town called Buccheri up there.  Hungry? I highly recommend the Osteria U Locale.  This little restaurant on Via Dusmet in Buccheri is simple, nice, friendly and they serve great food and wine.  According to my father-in-law, the house wine was a robust Nero Di Avola. If you’re like me, the ability to eat at mellow little bistros like this is one of the reasons you came to Sicily.  I heard about it because it’s extremely popular, so call ahead for a reservation just to be on the safe side.  If you’re wondering what their number is, I put a link to their website in the body of this text. Their contact information is on that website. If you hadn’t figured that out already, I feel bad for you.

Chiesa Santa Maria Maddalena Buccheri
The osteria is right next to the beautiful Chiesa Santa Maria Maddalena.
via dusmet 12
Duck while entering unless you’re a hobbit. If you are a hobbit, just walk away. They don’t serve your kind.
U Locale menu
My wife checks out the framed menu.
Speck, pecorino and salame antipasto
Antipasto: speck, pecorino and salame.
Olives and pickled fennel antipasto
Antipasto: olives and pickled fennel.
Fresh ricotta cheese
Antipasto: fresh ricotta cheese.
bruschetta
Antipasto: bruschetta
Primo piatto: penne with pistacchio and speck.
Primo piatto: penne with pistacchio and speck.
stinco di maiale
Secondo: stinco di maiale.
sfilacetti di carne with radicchio
Secondo: sfilacetti di carne with radicchio
cannoli di ricotta with chocolate chips
Dolce: cannoli di ricotta with chocolate chips

Escaping to the fresh air of the Sicilian mountains for a delicious lunch  in an adorable little tavern was a great way to start 2014 gastronomically. Figure €20 per adult. The food is well worth the drive.

2 thoughts on “Osteria U Locale in Buccheri is Just the Osteria You’re Looking For”

  1. Hi Phil,
    it’s Linda in Sicily. See you made it here!I found this link looking up some stuff on Buccheri. U Locale is indeed a find. I just found a house for a friend of mine up in Buccheri . Great little town. hope you are enjoying Siracusa

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