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Kursaal Kalhesa

21 Foro Umberto I, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
091 616 22 82
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Ranked #198 of 1,080 restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Tribunali
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76% Recommend
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Disney World, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

While the food is only average, but quiet pricy - the service is worst in Palermo. No one looked after our table, we had to go in to order some more water 30 minutes. Go to a nice pizzeria 300 more to the centre, half the price and much better food in quality and taste!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

What a gem! Next to our hotel, quite hidden. We ordered a drink first downstairs and it was served with a platter of delicious nibbles. Then went to the roof top restaurant, nice food, good atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Everything Elisabetta, the waitress, recommended was amazing. I had stuffed shrimp for a starter and the sea bass which was very fresh and delicious. The pistachio semifredo was probably one of the best desserts I've ever had. Afterwards I had a traditional espresso with a special liquor elisabetta brought out for me to try. Afterwards, I went to the bar... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Every single dish was outstanding (3 different appetizers, main dishes, and desserts), the bread was flavorful and delicious, attentive and friendly staff spoke English and Italian. The decor was gorgeous-- a bubbling fountain and potted plants surround you as you eat.

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Durres, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

A beautiful blend of ambiance, culinary magic, and architecture. Just make sure to get a taxi there and back, particularly if dark.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I dined here on the last evening of my holiday in Sicily with a friend and the food was truly out of this world and certainly some of the best I had ever tasted. However the service was dismissive at best, particularly from one member of staff who before I had even given my name informed me that I didn't... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I stumbled on this place quite accidentally. I had been staying down the street at the Jolly. I adore Palermo. The granita is worth the trip alone. But this place has an unearthly charm about it beyond the restaurant. It is easy to miss and I am selfishly grateful for that. I only rtell a few people I know about... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to Kulsaar Kalhesa towards the end of our week-long holiday and can honestly say that it was one of the best meals we had in the whole city. The food is beautifully presented and absolutely delicious, with plenty of choice on the menu. The portion sizes are generous (so much so that we didn't have... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The menu is rather small but the food was the best I ate anywhere in Sicily. The location is superb, on the roof of an old fort overlooking the harbour, the wine we had with our meal was excellent, and local. However, the highlight of the meal was the dessert, and in a region famed for it's desserts that is... More

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Mo i Rana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

As I said we went with some friends who recommended this Restaurant. Great place, great location excellent food. Prices ok. The waiter explained each course on the menu. We were 9 people from 3 different families ( 3 kids) They did not manage to split the bill on 3 families allthough we asked in advance when we ordered. The food... More

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