Cin-Cin Restaurant, Palermo
Via Manin, off Via Liberta (in the area between the Politeama Theatre and the English Garden (Giardino Inglese).
This restaurant is one of Palermo's culinary treasures. Cin-Cin (pronounced chin chin) takes its name from an Italian expression akin to the British 'Cheers!' used in toasts. Cin-Cin's cuisine is a kind of highly-evolved Sicilian, though to describe it as 'nouvelle cuisine' would be inaccurate. 'Sophisticated' is more appropriate.
$40.00 per person, with a special fixed menu for around $25.00. Cin-Cin is open most evenings, though lunch is served only on Sunday.