Kentia is one of the best restaurants in town, known for it’s fresh, local Sicilian fish and gorgeous deck overlooking the Mediterranean. The owner, Nicola, is a good friend of the Gulino family and has played a big part in the planning of our wedding. For a starter, order the octopus and steamed mussels. As a main, the fresh grilled. fish with a side of boiled potatoes or the prawn and pistachio pasta.
Address – 96 Via Carlo Ortolani di Bordonaro, Cefalù
If you’re looking for the typical Sicilian foodie experience, head to La Botte. We recommend sitting outside in the romantic alleyway. Try something new here like the traditional swordfish rolls. Ask for Davide, one of Gio’s closest childhood friends and tell him we sent you. Don’t forget to end your meal with a shot of Grappa or Amaro.
Address – 20 Via Veterani, Cefalù
Ristorante La Brace
La Bracce is one of the most popular dining destinations in Cefalú because of its unique menu and variety of both meat and fish. Run by our friend Davide and his sweet mother, both originally from the Netherlands. Order the swordfish rolls, onion soup and their famous salsa di miele.
Address – 10 Via XXV Novembre, Cefalù
If you thrive in Michelin settings and value presentation in your meals, you’ll love Qualia. This quaint restaurant offers a modern take on regional favourites. Make sure to the octopus in potato foam or fish soup as a starter.
Address – 16A, Via G. Amendola, Cefalù
If you can’t imagine a trip to Italy without pizza, head to Il Bastione. This restaurant has the best pizza in Cefalù, made with all locally-sourced Sicilian ingredients.
Restaurant with friendly staff and delicious dishes served in generous portions. Get the porcini mushroom tagliatelle or a nice piece of meat to share.
Address – 37 Via XXV Novembre, Cefalù
Fri Trafficanti Di Gusto
Fri is the most poppin’ bar in Cefalù, known for its late night cocktails and music. Owned and run by our friend Fabio who does nightlife like no other.
Address – 9 Piazza Cristoforo Colombo, Cefalù
Nothing goes together better than an Aperol Spritz and a beautiful view of the historic Duomo of Cefalú. Head here for pre-dinner aperitivo or an espresso and croissant in the morning. The best people watching located in the centre of town.
Address – 24 Piazza del Duomo, Cefalù
Enoteca Le Petit Tonneau
Watch the sunset and drink our favourite Sicilian wine ‘Bianco di Nera’ at this pretty little wine bar. Call ahead to book a table outside for sunset. If all booked, grab a bottle to go and watch the sunset from the old harbor, located just in front.
Address – 49 Via Vittorio Emanuele, Cefalù
Sit outside at this cute little wine and cocktail bar for a beautiful view of the Duomo. Great for pre-dinner drinks.
Address – 6 Via Passafiume, Cefalù
Cefalù has the most beautiful beach in Sicily (maybe we’re biased). There is a long stretch of beach called "Lungo Mare” or “The Strand” filled with umbrellas and beach chairs you can rent for a day. We’ve designated Angeli Del Mare as the go-to beach club for our guests so head here and you’re most likely to find us. Bring a towel and cash for the chairs and the bar.
Address is Lungomare Giuseppe Giardina, 23, 90015 Cefalù PA, Italy
If you’re feeling adventurous, active or simply want to burn off your pasta and Aperol Spritz, head out in the early morning and hike La Rocca for the most gorgeous 360 degree view of Cefalù. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and some cash for the entry.
Santa Anastasia Winery
If you plan to be in town for a few days before or after the wedding, consider venturing up to the mountains to a beautiful winery called Santa Anastasia. Here you can find some of the best biodynamic and organic wines, tour the grounds and eat some delicious food. You’ll need to book a separate taxi to bring you to and from the winery, which is about 30 minutes away.
If you’re up for an adventure, make your way to the town of Toarmina, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sicily, located about two and a half hours away from Cefalù. This gorgeous coastal, hill-top city that sits near Mount Etna is best known for its views and historic Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman theater still used today. If you are planning this trip and need some help getting there, email us and we can put you in touch with a local travel agent.