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via Alcide De Gasperi 237 | Via Lincoln, 90047 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091517682
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bomba (Giant Arancine) is the way to go!

Bar Touring have a few locations in Palermo, one of the best being near Mondello Beach. They are famous for tarditional 'hearty' Sicilian food, but anyone who's local knows that the giant arancine (known as Bomba, because they hit your stomach like a bomb!). If you haven't tried them before, they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Palermo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We went into this restaurant to get Arancini, but they were kinda disappointing. I felt they were not that fresh. We had aperitivo, too, but the food was not fresh either. Food was cold and didn't look tasty. Aperitivo is like buffet when we ordered any drink with 5 euros, but we should not have had it. Server was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were welcomed and helped by the manager. very friendly and proud of his excellent Bar Touring. The best of its type we found with superb food and drink at reasonable prices. thanks and do visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A gem for atmosphere and great selection for a light lunch, afternoon tea, or aperitivi. In need of a cup of tea, yes, in Italy! we asked. They initially brought out water not boiling, with hot milk, and only 1 English Breakfast teabag, not 2 as asked. However, the older gentleman waiter could not have been more polite and eager... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Bar Touring have a few locations in Palermo, one of the best being near Mondello Beach. They are famous for tarditional 'hearty' Sicilian food, but anyone who's local knows that the giant arancine (known as Bomba, because they hit your stomach like a bomb!). If you haven't tried them before, they are huge balls of rice, with a filling of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Arancini ates devine and the coffee is great too as are the surroundings. Marble, mirrors and chandeliers. Amd staff beautifully dressed. Amd it's so central is the perfect quick stop. Arancini and coffee €4

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Wonderful arancine - try one con carne. Also great Cannoli. They make a great caffe macchiato. Very worth taking the time to stop and enjoying a Sicilian treat.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A great little bar, near to the sea. It opens at 4am! So if you are still out after a late night, or fancy grabbing breakfast to eat while watching the sunrise over the ocean, it is fantastic. Not much space inside so you have to take your food away... not a big problem - there is a park nearby... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well, I really like arancini so I tried it in a few places in Palermo. When you compare price/amount of food and quality I think that is one of the best options. They have their spots at via Lincoln (nerby the botanic garden) and via Roma (near the church and big shoping center). They had 6 types of arancini (fungi,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Stop in this place if you get a chance. The unassuming little bar dishes out some of the best arancini and pastries in town. It has many locations throughout the city and is often packed. Food prepared with attention, care and Sicilian pride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The perfect place to enjoy arancini and traditional Sicilian sweets. Most amiable staff, though can hardly speak English, but ready to assist in every possible way.

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Address: via Alcide De Gasperi 237 | Via Lincoln, 90047 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091517682
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
Average Prices: USD 6 - 11

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  • Address: via Alcide De Gasperi 237 | Via Lincoln, 90047 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: 091517682

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 11

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