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La Cambusa

Piazza Marina 16, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)
091 58 45 74
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Ranked #86 of 1,107 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $46
Cuisines: Chowder
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Tribunali
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82% Recommend
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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It is a bit of a struggle eating in Castellamare: too many restaurants serving virtually identical dishes. This is just one of the flock. Comfortable, decent service, average unexciting food. Being fished out, two of our party went for veal escalope usually as reliable as spag bol when all else fails. Here it was tired , dry and lacking in... More

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La mia replica e' solamente per sottolineare che il nostro amico recensore si e' recato alla Cambusa di Castellammare del... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The waiters were attentive and wore restaurant livery, not street clothes. This added a touch a class. The menu list is fairly short but all the food offered was inspired, well prepared and prettilly presented.

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Brooklyn, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The pastas are just fantastic. We went twice (we were only in Palermo for three nights). Great service, delicious house wine. The risotto with seafood was one of the best things I've ever had. Definitely go here! You may want to book in advance if going after 9.

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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

La Cambusa was recommended by local friends. The ambience was comfortable and the waiter was courteous and friendly. Our crudo or "seviche" of spigola garnished with orange sections and pink peppercorns was one of the best dishes we had in Palermo. My busiati alla trapanese was likewise one of the culinary highlights of my trip to Sicily. Fresh pasta with... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went for a traditional family lunch on Christmas day. The restaurant was full with well dressed Sicilian families celebrating. We had the 'prix fix' menu and it was enormous. Every dish delicious, and an interesting take on seafood.

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San Jose, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We had landed at PMO a few hours prior, so this was our first taste of Sicily, and La Cambusa met all of our expectations. The food and wine were excellent, the portions were large, and sitting outside after sunset with the greenery of Marina Park in sight, added notably to the experience. The service and prices were reasonable, and... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I had lunch there with my husband while walking in Palermo near the Palazzo Steri. Beautiful setting, lovely service and the food was delicious. We had octopus salad as an appetizer, each had a pasta dish with aubergines and tomato sauce, and for the main dish my husband had a steak pizzaiola and I had the swordfish caponata. Portions were... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

If you come to this area, it's definitely a good choice. We are there 15mins before opening, they let us in anyways. Meals were very good, service friendly a prices acceptable.

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I was surprised to read reviews here mentioning small portions. My girlfriend and I both had a filling first course (pasta & risotto) followed by a relatively large meat dish. Personally I think I'd have done better to order just the second course along with some side dishes or perhaps preceded by antipasti, especially since my pasta with a white... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We ate in the outside terrace on a balmy September evening, The restaurant was busy but not full. The pasta dish was huge and very filling, one of our party had cozze and vongole starter which they thoroughly enjoyed. Both people who ordered a meat dish ( lamb and rabbit) raved about it and the salalds and grilled vegetables were... More

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