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Il Ghiottone Raffinato

#192 of 1,264 Restaurants in Palermo
#222 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Salvatore Vigo, 3, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 2514744
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely little restaurant

This was a great find in a big town. So much to choose from in Palermo and staff excellent. We only had a day in Palermo and this visit made it special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Ashford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just around the corner from our hotel, found this excellent restaurant down the alley way. Great food, service, and price. American and tourist friendly.

Thank William S
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were strolling around looking for a proper restaurant and came across Il Ghiottone Raffinato. The menu didn't sound very good but we decided to take a chance as the restaurant looked good and the ambiance was great. When the food arrived it far exceeded expectations. It was sensational and utterly delicious. The waiter helped us choose a wine which... More 

Thank Kay W
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very good quality FRESH home cooked seafood dishes that are an absolute bargain to me. Wine was very nice. The couple who run the place are so warm and charming. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there and only wish I could have eaten there more. Book a few days in advance by dropping by. He only takes reservations by hand.... More 

1 Thank Simon B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was a great find in a big town. So much to choose from in Palermo and staff excellent. We only had a day in Palermo and this visit made it special.

Thank Gjeff
Chicago, Illinois
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661 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food here so much, we came back the next day for a repeat performance. My husband felt that his meal (Stufato di Carni Miste) was the best he had on our two month trip to Italy and Scilly! The chocolate molten dessert was absolutely wonderful also.

1 Thank Diane K
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Although the restaurant was recommended by my hotel, I initially hesitated to go in as it was empty but I needed refuge from the rain. Obviously the staff rallied round the first customer of the evening but they were attentive and not at all pushy. The menu had a good choice of seafood and meat dishes and the wine list... More 

Thank Heaverman
Zagreb, Croatia, Europe
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Although the food was tasty (we ate pasta), the portions could have been bigger considering the prices. 2 portions of pasta, 1 dessert and a bottle of water costed us 45€! The atmosphere was a disappointment, almost no music (radio). The service was good, but a bit pretentious.

Thank Andrea-Andrija
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We found this restaurant near our hotel on very wet Sunday evening. The place is modern but has an intimate feel. The wine list and food menu was interesting and the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Just made breads were placed on the table as well as a small tasting plate to give the palate a zing. Prices for... More 

Thank wendybt
Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Quiet place off a walking Street. The fish soup was very good. Service quite friendly. Nothing special but worth a trip if you're in the area

Thank Eric1682
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We happened to stubmle on this place on our last day in Palermo. We were supprised by the service and how nice the staff was. They were happy and cheerfull. And we felt very welcome. The food was a bit pricy for it's taste, but the service weighed up for it. We got a complimentary drink at the end of... More 

Thank Almir K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Salvatore Vigo, 3, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Politeama
  • Neighborhood: Politeama
  • Phone Number: +39 091 2514744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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