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Ai Maccheronai

#101 of 1,261 Restaurants in Palermo
#113 of 1,420 Places to Eat in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Castellammare
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Via Discesa Maccheronai, 47, 90133 , Palermo, Sicily, Italy
390912510323
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 99
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  • 16
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  • 11
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A sort of family run place, in a back street, which by day is nothing remarkable. At night, at the end away from Piazza has lots of bars which spill out on to the street making for an amazing atmosphere. In Macchernai, you'll enjoy traditional dishes well done, plus a friendly atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
DavJo12
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A sort of family run place, in a back street, which by day is nothing remarkable. At night, at the end away from Piazza has lots of bars which spill out on to the street making for an amazing atmosphere. In Macchernai, you'll enjoy traditional dishes well done, plus a friendly atmosphere.

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Thank DavJo12
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Delicious amazing home-cooked food - wonderful local taste, cosy interior and welcoming staff/ owners. Great prices .Best Mussels in Palermo! (£6 for a big bowl of big mussels : so fresh! ) We accidentally stumbled upon it looking for local food off the tourist track, and returned again on our last day to have a lush breakfast-lunch-dinner, welcomed very warmly... More 

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Thank Gerttu_Julian
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Picked this trattoria for a first night meal as we wandered the streets of Palermo. The food was first rate and at a very good price - rolled sardines in breadcrumbs followed by swordfish ! The waiter service was very friendly and paid just the right amount of attention to the customers. Very highly recommended!

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Thank AndyK815
Buffalo, New York
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

This ristorante, just inside the Vucciria arch adjacent to the Piazza San Domenico is a true gem. It was very warm inside the evening we dined here, the only criticism my wife and I had. The vino rosso della casa was served chilled in a hand-painted ceramic pitcher; we purchased one later in town because it was such a nice... More 

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Thank Joseph T
Tallinn, Estonia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Very good, amazing and delicious food. Plates are big. Free wifi. Serenity atmosphere. Good home made wine.

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Thank Evgeny G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food! Excellent value! Must visit this gem just off the beaten track of the hustle and bustle. Food was authentic, and tasty. Staff were super friendly and welcoming.

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Thank tanyamays
Salorno, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

A nice small restaurant in the center of Palermo. We had 2 pasta della casa, water and house red wine. All was very good and we paid only 23€,

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Thank 4getmeyes
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

The staff were so pleasant. The food was excellent. Dessert was to die for. Very cheap especially for the amount of mmms we were doing while eating. The inside is a beautiful stone walled building with an authentic arch. Couldn't rate it higher.

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Gatineau, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The antipasti and primi were good. Unfortunately, the secondi was below average. The meat was overcooked. The staff is friendly and very nice ambiance.

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Thank Jean V
London
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Had fantastic spaghetti with sea urchin, a good steak and 2 risottos plus desert for under e60 for four. The place isnt flash but food perfectly cooked. No pressure to eat a full menu which was most appreciated.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Discesa Maccheronai, 47, 90133 , Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Castellammare
  • Neighborhood: Castellammare
  • Phone Number: 390912510323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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