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Antica Focacceria di San Francesco

Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
091 32 02 64
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Ranked #463 of 1,087 restaurants in Palermo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Tribunali
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Tribunali
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Down, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ordered a selection of typical Sicilian foods, all tasty and certainly challenged our taste buds but nothing special. Not sure I would eat the Pani ca Meusa (cow's spleen and lung with cheese) ever again but it was good to try! A beautiful piazza nonetheless and it was lovely to sit for a few hours and read. The service... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I went to this place with a Sicilian friend, but both of us were disappointed. He said that something has changed, because 1 year before this was a good place. Now I would call it a typical tourist trap. Sicilian food, but in bad quality. My food wasn't fresh, hot and the taste was nothing special, quite average... The plastic... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here the first night of our 7 day stay in Sicily. The waiters were lovely, the wine quenched our souls and my sardine, fennel and pine nuts spaghetti was to die for. Also tried the Pani ca Meusa or in other words the spleen and cheese sandwich for a starter. It was nice but weird.... Not sure I'd... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Arancini, foccacias, pastas... the menu offers something for every Italian food lover at reasonable prices. Great place to sit and relax for a bit.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Our first taste of authentic Sicilian flavours. This gorgeous restaurant certainly challenged our taste buds with offerings that were very different.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

To stumble across the gem in the middle of Palermo was very fortuitous. We had a delicious meal (3 course) of typical Sicilian cuisine, with top quality presentation. The wines were also amazing. The staff were very friendly and helpful - a bit run off their feet so the only downside is slightly slow service. But it is definitely worth... More

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Zurich
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stopped by accidentally and had dinner outdoor - lovely location and ambience, nice food with very large portions Probably a bit pricey compared to Palermo standards but worth a visit

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went with some friends who wanted to make us try Sicilian street food but with higher quality of service. It might feel a bit touristy as the prices are slightly higher but you get pretty good quality and very nice service. Unfortunately they didn't have any ice cream in brioche anymore.

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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food is okay (typical Sicilian street food, but very average) but the service is terrible. Not a place I would return to.

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california
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We were seated quickly amongst mostly Italians and the staff was most friendly and prompt. Our food came quickly and was hot (as it should have been) and prepared very well. At 1:30 on Saturday, the very large outside area was packed. We will come again when we visit as there seemed to be a shortage of good restaurants.

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