Sicilia Mia

This humble, open-air cafe, which debuted about a month ago, boasts mainly Italian fare. Tucked away with other small eateries in the boisterous Lau Pa Sat food court, Sicilia Mia can easily be missed if you don’t keep a look out for it. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the décor is simple—tables and rattan chairs under canopies. The dining area is close to traffic which isn’t wonderful, but the decent food is a draw. There is an extensive selection of salads, appetizers, pastas, fish and meat courses, desserts and beverages. Our appetizer Caprese Tower comprised yummy grilled sliced tomatoes, eggplant and buffalo mozzarella stacked up. This savory dish had just the right amount of ingredients to make it flavorful and rich. We tried the Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca next, which was packed with pieces of bacon, anchovies, green and black olives, and tomatoes, but was not particularly spicy to the local palate. We finished off our meal with a slice of tiramisu ($6). Sweet and light with a deliciously strong coffee flavor, it was quite unlike the tiramisu we’ve had elsewhere. In all, Sicilia Mia has some dishes that might get you hooked, but is not an all-round star. However, it is a promising café that could well become a hit among the yuppies working nearby.