A useful trattoria complete with tiled floors, and tables spilling on to the pavement. The £12.95 two-course set lunch menu seemed a good idea, but on a warm day felt unseasonally wintry with plates of orrecchiette and sausage, and tagliatelle with pan-fried chicken and mushroom sauce. Paradiso’s own-made pasta is, however, very good, as shown in a special of tagliatelle with sea bass, tomato and herb sauce. Look to the specials list too for an extended choice of wines (four rosés on our visit, including a dry but brightly coloured nerello mascalese). Generally the Sicilian desserts – again own-made – are of a high standard, but strawberry ice-cream cake suffered from a stale-tasting topping of whipped cream. Finish with an espresso as authentically bitter as you’d find in any coffee bar in Palermo.