Ristorante Cenobio – Cibo per l’anima

“Cenobio” is the didactical restaurant of Mediterranean Wine-and-Food School “Nosco”: both are located inside the restored Ancient Capuchin Convent in Ragusa Ibla and are part of an ambitious project of knowledge and re-enhancement of the excellence of the land.

The School teaching chefs and its students propose to the customers a gastronomic offer based on the Mediterranean culture.

The menu changes every month: the courses are always new and based on the natural products that, from season to season, are taken into the kitchen of the Antico Convento. The choice of the raw materials strictly observe the “zero kilometre” rule, and, if possible, “the zero metre” one! Many of the products, in fact, come directly form the Orto dei Semplici, made by the School in the gardens of the Convent.

The study about the ancient flours makes the preparation of pasta and bread unique.

The prestigious wine list and the excellent service (the School deals with sommelier and hall-service classes as well), together with the accommodation in the suggestive location of the Giardini Iblei, makes of a dinner at Cenobio something worth.

On summer, the guests can decide to have their dinner in the inner garden, overlooking the splendid valley of Irminio river, gifting themselves with a moment of real beauty, out of ordinary time.

Who chooses this experience, chooses an experience that fulfils body and soul.

Every client of Cenobio does some charity as well: part of the income of the activities of Antico Convento is reinvested in social works.


Special ideas to taste sicilian tradition food through four proposals tasting, local meat or mediterranean fish, fresh tuna or organic vegan menu to discover Sicily Taste.



Donkey ham with mustard emulsion and mixed salad

Agnolotto filled with beef, Marsala demi-glas and green celery oil

Pork tenderloin with smashed potatoes and peppers

Cannolo del Convento



Variations of salt-cured fish

Sardine a Beccafico

Russello wheat flour tagliolino with tuna bottarga

Silver scabbard fish with  goat cheese and Salicornia

Light cocoa puff pastry with 70% of dark chocolate emulsion

Lemon curd and cardamom custard



Tuna tartare with kohlrabi jelly

Ravioli filled with Mediterranean tuna on cherry tomatoes sauce, dry onions slice and goat cheese

Tuna with Onions

Soft Greek yogurt and green tea ice cream (Matcha)



Panzanella of the Cappuccini

Capunto of Arso grain on velvet zucchini and crisp Tenerume

Red lentils & soy cube on curry rice cream

Roasted almonds cream with white peaches


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  • About Us

    The Antico Convento dei Cappuccini is the home of three different activities that integrate and cooperate one with each other: Nosco, Mediterranean Food-and-Wine School, Cenobio, the didactical restaurant and the Antico Convento Hotel.