If you love Italian food (who doesn’t?) and especially Sicilian cuisine, you have to try SlowSud. The food at this restaurant in the centre of Milan – open from breakfast to dinner – takes cues from street food, simple ingredients and traditional dishes of Southern Italian cuisine, and in particular Sicily. Eggplant parmesan, caponatina, pasta alla norma… Read on to discover what’s served here!
Choosing only one dish to tell you about is impossible, but I have to admit that the pasta alla norma at SlowSud is to be considered as one of the main sources of happiness in Milan.
At lunchtime, we suggest you try a first course or a gourmet panini. We ordered a dish of pasta alla norma and a dish of the pasta of the day, trofie with an almond pesto and cherry tomatoes: let’s just say I wish my lunch break lasted forever. At night, on the other hand, there is far more to choose from. In addition to everything that is offered at lunch time, many second courses are added to the list alongside a wonderful selection of appetizers, the “muciulerie”. Sipping a delicious citrus flavoured Sicilian Spritz, we chose to share an eggplant parmesan and a super delicate frisella: onion jam, raw tuna slices and pistachio crumble. It was truly fantastic! The eggplant parmesan was delicious too, although slightly too “moist”.
Among the first courses, the traditional Sicilian fava bean purée was delicious, served with wild chicory, bread croutons and a hint of olive oil.
To make up for this excess of healthy food, we topped off our meal with the king of all Sicilian desserts. We’re obviously talking about the cannolo.
Here, they served a revisited version of the classic, the “deconstructed cannolo”. Offered in many different varieties, we opted for the version with a cream of ricotta, chocolate chips and pistachio crumble. Delicious!
SlowSud has a central location along via delle Asole, a cross street of via Torino, and although it’s located only a few steps from the Duomo, it’s a nice road far from confusion: an ideal compromise!
Even my friend from Sicily said it, and she has the south in her blood: eating here is a bit like going back home! The atmosphere at SlowSud is relaxed and friendly: the managers are super young, on hand and ready to give you suggestions as to what to order off the menu. The tables are close to one another, and it’s a good thing: you’ll joke around with those sat beside you and strike up a friendship!
The prices at SlowSud are in the norm. At lunchtime, we spent around 12 euros each for a first course, a bottle of water and a coffee. When we returned for dinner, we decided to splurge and spent quite a bit more (around 25 euros each), but it was so worth it!
SLOW SUD – Cucine di Strada
Via delle Asole 4, Milan
Open every day from 7:30am to 11:00pm
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version was translated by Kelsey Rivett.