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La Cambusa

#74 of 1,212 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Tribunali
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Piazza Marina 16, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 584574
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 166
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Great atmosphere and delicious food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Annette H
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Gloucestershire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We came here twice and enjoyed our meals both times. Service was good and the meals were very enjoyable. It was also in quite a pleasant setting in Piazza Marina. It was probably our fourth favourite of all the restaurants we went to in Palermo in the course of a fortnight, so not bad at all.

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to this restaurant after the recommendation of our hotel. The waiters are nice and funny, always willing to give advice. Doesn´t cost much for the quality of the food, nice seating space outside overlooking the port.

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London
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293 reviews 293 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

After reading reviews on TA we decided to book this restaurant. We are staying in Palermo for one month and found great pizzas and snacks but good quality restaurants for evening dining seemed to be more difficult to find. In particular Piazza Marina is full of restaurants but feedback is very mixed. On arrival at La Cambusa we were offered... More 

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London
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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leolate, Proprietario at La Cambusa, responded to this review
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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 

Montréal
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Marina 16, 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 - 39
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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