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Bellotero Ristorante

Via Giorgio Castriota, 3, 90139 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Politeama)
091 582158‎
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Ranked #37 of 1,087 restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Politeama
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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Food was not that good and service was bad. However, a definite local upscale spot. We were the only two seated for dinner but by the time we had eaten, the locals were coming in.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband and I were on the last night of our weeklong trip in Sicily, heading for Rome the next day, and I am so glad that this was our last meal in Sicily. Once we saw the plates being served to guests sitting around us, we knew that this was the meal we would splurge on (oh yes, ALL... More

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We wanted to have a dinner to remember in Palermo and were very happy with our choice. We shared great appetizers, pasta and secondi dishes which were served in a very elegant downstairs setting. The staff were courteous and helpful in steering us to a great reasonably priced Sicilian red wine. Would go back if we had more days. Would... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

What a surprise ! We were told to come here as an alternative to our stuffy overly rich hotel meals , this restaurant had unique ,delicious presentations of appetizers and pasta and full dinners , excellant recipes, delicate spices , very. Nice staff , thank you Emannuel who took our orders and was in charge, no other tourists that we... More

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Prescott AZ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Curious, I took a look at current reviews for this ristorante, which I visited in 2013, but I forgot to write a review. Vagabonda was right-on, as usual. I stayed at the Hilton Excelsior Hotel, and they whole-heartedly agreed with this recommendation. I cannot add anything but bravissimo! Applause! and bis-bis! to these comments from recent diners. The ambience was... More

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

On a back street in Palermo, we were recommended this restaurant by our taxi driver. You cannot simply walk in you need to ring the bell. The head waiter was charming and helpful and the food, mainly fish was superb. Reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Visited on Sunday last week for a celebratory lunch. The whole experience was brilliant. The maître d was fantastic from start to finish. Food was all delicious and I urge you to try the tortellini with porcini. Full of locals so it must be the place to eat Will go again when next in Palermo

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This felt like one of Palermo's slightly more formal restaurants and the other diners were mostly Sicilians who seemed to be regulars. The waiter was welcoming and efficient. Lovely menu and really delicious Sicilian wine which was not expensive. Would recommend this place and would definitely return.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

You'll get a very warm greeting at this small, cheery, excellent restaurant. The food is wonderful, and I loved the fairly-priced bottle of Sicilian white that we drank with our great seafood pastas.

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Jojoland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Conservative but cosmopolitan, this is a European restaurant serving Sicilian food. The staff are very professional, which was hard for us to get used to having a different experience in other restaurants. English is not really spoken here, and there's poor cellular reception in the restaurant so Google Translate was of no use. No vegetarian dishes - so don't go... More

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