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Il Ghiottone Raffinato

#134 of 1,317 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Salvatore Vigo, 3, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 2514744
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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
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Murrieta, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had three students and myself looking for a place to have lunch in Palermo. We stumbled on this wonderful restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was great. Chef Ciccio Guilliano came our to our table and took care of us personally. I had the meat and cheese plate which had a great variety. My daughter had the... More 

Thank Kimberly Z
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant 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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32 reviews
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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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851 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

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
Port Stephens, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

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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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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