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Carlo V

Piazza Bologni 22, 90137 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
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Ranked #468 of 1,106 restaurants in Palermo
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Palazzo Reale
Description: This is a restaurant with an American bar. Seating inside and also a terrace on lovely Piazza Bologni near the Cathedral of Palermo and near Hotel Central Palace
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59% Recommend
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We just came home from a visit at Carlo V. This is the worst service at a restaurant i have ever experienced. When we first decided to eat at Carlo V we had to wait 15 minutes to get a table. The funny thing was that at all that time 2 table were empty. When we after that got a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a themed restaurant that operates at a pace equivalent to assisted mobility devices. Don't bother wasting your time. Forever to sit. Forever to get a menu. 3 couples left while we were waiting. We followed suit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Unless you want to wait hours for your food. Waited about an hour for our mains to come. Asked twice about our food near the 45 min mark and only got a reply of 'yes'. Touristy place, doesn't seem authentic. Small portions when it came. No apology either for the long wait. The people who ordered after us had already... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were staying across the road at the Centrale Palace hotel so this was very convenient. We went there 3 or 4 times in 2 days for coffee lunch and dinner so I suppose we must have been satisfied. But that is as much about Palermo which, as exciting as it is , is not that inviting. So--if you find... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is in a little piazza, just near the Quatro Canti, and provided us with a good pasta lunch. Well cooked, portions not too large and lively service.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

One evening I was on my own and the Primavera on the same square refused to give me a table although there was plenty of space available. So I decided to try the CArlo V. We returned three times because we enjoyed it so much and we noticed that there were other guests who returned as well. This is one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Warm place where you enjoy your dinner alone o along with friends! Perfect the service besides the manager friendliness

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Warsaw, Poland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Highly recommended place located in a small piazza in the Old Town. Offers very good pastas, rosotto and traditional sword fish. Everything was very tasty and served with a smile. Resonable prices.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I stumbled into the piazza late at night, and enjoyed it! We had mussels, seafood penne, we had wonderful desserts, good wine, and a peaceful atmosphere.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were directed here after a fearfully long hot train ride from Naples by our hotel. I had my doubts as this is often the concierges brother in law rather than the best pasta in town! However, very pleasantly surprised to enjoy a candlelit three course dinner with fresh and local dishes for only €50 including wine and service. Recommended.

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