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La Cambusa

#80 of 1,167 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Tribunali
American, Chowder, Seafood
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Piazza Marina 16 | 90133, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 584574
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12:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Trattoria "The Pantry" was founded in 1988 and is a family-run...
La Trattoria "The Pantry" was founded in 1988 and is a family-run trattoria, born from the idea of ​​"Mamma Oriana and Pino," which opened in the heart of Palermo, Piazza Marina, a trattoria with a clear idea: offer tourists and Palermo the dishes and traditional Sicilian expressed and made with fresh fish put on display. Among the dishes that you can enjoy the restaurant "The Pantry" we find: swordfish marinated with green pepper, meatballs with meat sauce of sardines, caponata swordfish, scampi risotto and smoked cheese, busiati fresh pasta with artichokes and ricotta rolls swordfish with almonds on tabbouleh vegetables, grilled prawns and more.
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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 178
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Paleromian Food

By the time we found this recommended restaurant, we had been eating some street food through the afternoon. So we ordered some lighter dishes. My husband had the cheese and jam starter which was very good. I had an insalata mista which had iceberg lettuce with about 12 arrugula ("rocket") on top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Feenixwest
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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369 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A mixed bag here. Starters were good - i had tuna tartare and my partner a tasty dish if bulgur wheat, broth and fish. However the main courses were poor - both my seabass and his tagliata of beef arrived cold. When i told the waiter my fish was cold, he did offer to make it again though even then... More 

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Port Marmara Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious meal here finding the staff helpful and friendly and the food super. We all had the rabbit stuffed pistachio, a house special and it was amazingly good!

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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

By the time we found this recommended restaurant, we had been eating some street food through the afternoon. So we ordered some lighter dishes. My husband had the cheese and jam starter which was very good. I had an insalata mista which had iceberg lettuce with about 12 arrugula ("rocket") on top. Never in Sicily have I had an insalata... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We chose this restaurant after combing Trip Advisor reviews, and were not disappointed. We spent 4 days in Sicily and ate in 5 restaurants, and the food at the Cambusa was the most interesting and tastiest we had. It was not expensive either, so a good choice. The rabbit stuffed with pine nuts was good, the lamb with potatoes (particularly... More 

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Springfield, Virginia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Recommended by hotel staff. Reservation is a good idea. The food and service were good but there was a pantomiming magician working the tables; he interrupted our dinner conversation, I did not appreciate the intrusion. The restaurant staff should not allow condone/permit this activity. My friends liked the limoncello.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went here as it was recommended by our hotel. We didn't book and as it was full we had to wait about 20 minutes - it was worth the wait! We were given a complimentary drink whilst waiting. We were the only English in there and the atmosphere was great. The food was superb, delicious sardine balls, pasta and... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We always like to find somewhere the locals eat and a christening party was in full swing when we arrived, the restaurant was soon full to capacity - we were the only non-Italians - and when our food arrived it was clear why. Delicious fresh food expertly cooked and served by friendly staff . Try it if you get the... More 

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Essex UK
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199 reviews 199 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This restaurant is in a lovely setting by the marina. We had great seafood, including a pasta with sardines and fruits de mer. Decent local wine, too.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

arrived in Palermo and found this place. food and service was great. 7 people = 153 euro. marinated swordfish salad, sadine balls, anchovies, octopus. Very little i would have changes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It was that kind of place that you see at the piazza but you are not sure if this the place to eat at as it would be the place for all tourists. It was for tourists but the taste and quality was great although I had an issue with fish bones in my fish fillet. I loved the taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Marina 16 | 90133, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
  • Neighborhood: Tribunali
  • Phone Number: +39 091 584574

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 38
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

La Trattoria "The Pantry" was founded in 1988 and is a family-run trattoria, born from the idea of ​​"Mamma Oriana and Pino," which opened in the heart of Palermo, Piazza Marina, a trattoria with a clear idea: offer tourists and Palermo the dishes and traditional Sicilian expressed and made with fresh fish put on display. Among the dishes that you can enjoy the restaurant "The Pantry" we find: swordfish marinated with green pepper, meatballs with meat sauce of sardines, caponata swordfish, scampi risotto and smoked cheese, busiati fresh pasta with artichokes and ricotta rolls swordfish with almonds on tabbouleh vegetables, grilled prawns and more.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?