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Antica Focacceria di San Francesco

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Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091 32 02 64
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good arancini, and cannoli

Had a short & fast lunch at Antica Focacceria because I got it recommended by someone. I appreciated a lot the tasty arancino al ragu was, and the cannolo also. Disorganized queue for paying & withdrawing the food caused some long delay. The staff could be a little bit nicer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Milan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is way overrated for what it has to offer. The food is average and the services are below expectations. There have been 4 waiters serving our table. Although the order was introduced in a phone application, we did not receive all the ordered dishes. The ones we got had not all ingredients mentioned in the menu (for example... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had a short & fast lunch at Antica Focacceria because I got it recommended by someone. I appreciated a lot the tasty arancino al ragu was, and the cannolo also. Disorganized queue for paying & withdrawing the food caused some long delay. The staff could be a little bit nicer.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Yesterday we have been to this place, the system works as follows: you need to pay first, then you walk to another area to get your food, and another area to get your drink. We needed to wait long time to get our focaccia which was cold, the cheese was not melted and we needed to wait more for our... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Good pasta and meat. Very nice atmosphere in a beautiful square. There are better options to eat in Palermo but the setting is very nice here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place was so good. We had to go back. The pasta was amazing. The flavours are sensational. Value for money was great. Everything was very fresh. And it was constantly busy with both locals and tourists. I recommend the involtini with melanzanie and the pasta pistachio.

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Palermo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

That's tasty but, please, go there just to eat "street food" (panelle, cazzilli, arancini, sfinciuni, and so on). You can take better pastas or other main courses quite everywhere in Palermo. However, one of the best place where having a dinner ever for its gorgeous panoramic square view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The small square in the old Palermo is worth the visit. I liked the long list of local specialties, altough I am not sure there were many local partons at the time of my visit, mid-August. Service was relaxed, but I was not in a hurry, being on holiday and after a long morning spent walking around, polite and smiling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I grabbed a spleen sandwich and a cold beer and watched the locals shuffle out of church at the end of the evening. I ate outside, under the colorful lights of the square, and enjoyed one of the more unique meals of my trip. Definitely worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very late and stiff service (not a single smile or courtesy of any kind during a 1,5 hours lunch, not even a "grazie" upon payment), mediocre food at least on the outside dining area. Charming area of Palermo though.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a bite to eat here at the insistence of a Sicilian relative. The locals come here for 'milze' street food (that's cows guts). Everything else is rubbish for dopey tourists, pretty much. Avoid unless you want milze!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
  • Neighborhood: Tribunali
  • Phone Number: 091 32 02 64

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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