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Kursaal Kalhesa

#364 of 1,235 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Tribunali
Italian, Eclectic
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21 Foro Umberto I, 90100 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 0050
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7:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tue - Fri 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great bar, good restaurant in stunning building

When you walk in you are awed by the height of the room in which there is a bar and library. The restaurant is upstairs in a covered courtyard. The food was not cheap for palermo but it was some of the best we are in palermo. Unfortunately my wife's main course was sea bass with Cous Cous and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2014
J0nathan85
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We discovered KK early in our 11 days in Palermo, and just kept going back - twice for the wine bar section, once for the restaurant. We highly recommend the wine bar. The staff were warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the wide variety of wines available by the glass. KK is set inside part of an old Arab building... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

When you walk in you are awed by the height of the room in which there is a bar and library. The restaurant is upstairs in a covered courtyard. The food was not cheap for palermo but it was some of the best we are in palermo. Unfortunately my wife's main course was sea bass with Cous Cous and was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We dined at Kursaal Kalhesa on our first night in Palermo. Food was great and beautifully presented. We had a great bottle of wine recommended by waitress. Interesting location in the sea wall and great interior and atmosphere. One of the best meals we had in Palermo.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You enter through walls of golden stone by the sea which were the 16th century ramparts of Palermo. Their cavernous interior is now transformed into a charming bar, lounge and library on the ground floor and, upstairs, a very pleasant indoor/outdoor garden restaurant. Our dinner of local specialties (kindly explained in English for my benefit by the restaurant's manager) was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very nice place with great soroundigs. Cool atmosphere and aquint to be in the old city wall. Had very much book to read, but i was there only for the glas of wine. The wine was decent and the staff was pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were visiting Italy on our honeymoon and planned 2 nights in Palermo. Getting there and around was stressful, and we were really wanting a lovely place to dine and relax after the long day. Boy, did we find it. This sophisticated lounge and restaurant is one of our favorite finds of the whole trip. We had a beautiful Sicilian... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Me and my girlfriend went here because of the many recomandations. We dint reserve a table but we mangaded to get a table later that night, even though they said it was fully booket (we noticed that there were plenty of empty tables later that night). We felt that we were often forgotten/overlooked and that we really weren't welcome. At... More 

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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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Foro Umberto I, 90100 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
  • Neighborhood: Tribunali
  • Phone Number: +39 091 616 0050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 70
  • Cuisine: Italian, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?