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Il Portico - CLOSED

Via Orologio 6, 96010 Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily, Italy
+39 (0)931881532
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Cuisines: Dessert, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We detoured to Palazzolo Acreide to see the Baroque churches etc, and as it was lunch-time, and we love slow food, searched for and happily found Il Portico. We were the only people there, which in October in Sicily doesn't seem unusual. The food was impressive and freshly prepared, the service delightful and the restaurant elegant. While I don't understand... More

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Munich, Germany
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

We were expecting much more after reading the reviews. The food was very good - try the tuna steak! - but the restaurant was empty, and this was 9 pm in the middle of July! Even though we were quite a large group, eating in an empty room is a bit offputting. The restaurant was also quite stuffy. The service... More

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turacchia, Proprietario at Il Portico, responded to this review

Dear sir, thank you for your review. I can understand the importance of the athmosphere, and a crowded room it is maybe warmer the an empty one, but your dinner was during the week and Palazzolo is a small town of about 7000 people. We are sorry for the misunderstanding with the order, maybe due to language issues. By the... More

Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This owner chef is extremely talented and the whole dining experience was so good that we came back again two days later. Delicious food, imaginatively presented served in beautiful surroundings with excellent wines to complement. All very reasonably priced. Locally caught fish was what we wanted and we were amazed at the choice and variety of dishes on offer. We... More

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Washington, DC
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120 reviews 120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Pleasure: A long afternoon with wonderful food in an elegant room, good wine choices, all in this little town in few guide books.

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

it was just the two of us in this old, nobiliar palace, dining with exquisite food with local ingredients. Extremely recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

If you happen to travel to Palazzolo then you have to stop by at "il Portico": you can have a fantastic experience, tasting very good food with a perfect service. The atmosphere is relaxing, Salvo (the owner and chef) will give you recommendations on the best plates and you'll go out fully satisfied. I mostly recommend the wonderful appetizers (12... More

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