In Modica, fashion, gastronomy and design meet in the concept food created by Loredana Roccasalva, it is the new temple of savoir vivre. But RARO is not just a restaurant, it is a total experience that involves all the senses and offers an original interpretation of beauty and taste. Inaugurated at the beginning of summer 2021, RARO has become one of the most appreciated places by Sicilian and international fashionistas and food lovers.
Loredana Roccasalva, an extraordinarily talented Sicilian designer, designed RARO as if it were a custom-made suit, drawing a sketch of a place made especially for the Modica hill. Her sartorial skills and her attention to detail have translated into a magical place, where Nature and Design merge in perfect harmony. The beating heart of RARO is 100% Made in Sicily, just like the designer's sartorial products.
Sitting on the "timpa", the limestone rock, Loredana Roccasalva captured the essence of the panorama that opens up in front of RARO: an expanse of small houses and a myriad of alleys that intertwine on the opposite hill, the heart of the center historian of Modica. From this view, the idea was born of creating a 360-degree experience that would tell the story of the area through taste and culinary art.
The RARO menu is a reinterpretation of ancient dishes that tell the stories of Sicilian families' Sunday lunches. Cooking is an art that knows how to communicate, and that of RARO is able to tell the essence of a place through the unique flavors and aromas of Sicily. As in a small local market, you can find fresh vegetables from the garden next to home-made preserves, linen tablecloths, cushions and revisited coffee.
The panoramic terrace is one of RARO's strengths, designed to enjoy the sunrise over the old city and the sunset that colors the stones of the Cathedral orange. A precious scenario on the Modica belvedere to be savored among scents that smell of home and Sicily, such as the intense scent of basil, mint and rosemary.
The Vertical Garden is a place to stop and lie down in the open air, surrounded by greenery. An oasis of peace and relaxation, where you can enjoy a steaming cup of good chocolate in the winter or a fresh granita in the summer. But RARO is also a quiet corner where you can spend time in silence and meditation, reading a good book, listening to good music, or enjoying an aperitif.
The design of RARO is studied in detail, with elegant and refined furnishings that blend harmoniously with the surrounding nature. One has the sensation of being immersed in an oasis of peace and tranquillity, far from the chaos and stress of everyday life.
But RARO is not just a place to taste delicacies and enjoy the beauty of nature. Here it is also possible to participate in cultural activities and events, such as art exhibitions and cooking classes, which allow you to deepen your knowledge of Sicilian culture and tradition.
Furthermore, RARO is committed to the promotion of local products and the enhancement of the food and wine excellences of the area, creating a bridge between tradition and innovation. Here you can savor the authentic flavors of Sicilian cuisine, but with a modern and creative reinterpretation.
Ultimately, RARO represents a unique experience, combining luxury, nature, culture and gastronomy in one solution. Thanks to the inspiration and creativity of Loredana Roccasalva, this place has become a real temple of savoir vivre, a place where you can appreciate the pleasures of life and rediscover contact with nature and with your cultural roots.