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Piazza Sant'Onofrio 42, 90100 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 586049
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Ranked #116 of 1,197 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $34
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ferro Ristorante is located a few steps from the Teatro Massimo in Palermo's historic center. The atmosphere is refined and elegant, and offers its clientele a modern kitchen with references to traditional Sicilian cuisine with a great number of dishes but not all special and delicious prepared with seasonal raw materials and high-quality

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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you are looking for something different than your normal menu of pasta, pizza, fish and meat - go here. A surprising menu with great tastes. Also the aperitif offered to us at arrival and the well recommended local wine completed a night out dining. A nice square where you can sense the local atmosphere and above all very friendly... More 

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Palo Alto, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

April is clearly not the time to fight for reservations - we walked in at 9pm, and were met with an almost empty restaurant, tastefully decorated in minimalist white tablecloths. The food was fantastic: several specials were described in a mix of our halting Italian and the owners halting English, but the outcome was superb, and the interactions were more... More 

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Florence, Italy
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198 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We visited this restaurant after a whole day's work, because led here by an insider, a Palermo born colleague. In the four days of my business in Palermo, with experiences of restaurants all of a good standard, this was at the top. The restaurant is renowned for its fish dishes, but also those who prefer meat here will be satisfacted.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Lovely food with a really unusual menu. We had squid meatballs, which were delicious. Service was great too.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

It is not easy to find all the good restaurants in Palermo because there does not seem to be a real city center but the central area is scattered - Ferro on Piazza Sant'Onofrio is however worth the search and walk! The appeanrance of the restaurant is modern and it has a fairly nice outdoor seating area on the piazza.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Amazing polite service in a little corner of Palermo. Great place and great hospitality. Food were interested from the expected Sicilian food however, were not up to the expectations of the menu. Did not taste as well as one would think and when served, some dishes were not hot. So quite inconsistent.

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199 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This restaurant really is a little gem tucked away in the heart of Palermo town centre. The staff were really friendly and attentive. We have dined at quite a few restaurants in the area and this ranks as one of the best, the whole dining atmosphere was superb. We look forward to our next visit and will definately be spreading... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Only two doors away from the very good Frida pizzeria (btw, Tripadvisor need to update their location pins - we walked right past this and Rosa Nero based on their map locations) rests a restaurant with a fairly limited menu, only four or five choices per course, but what choices! I started with very good polpette - after a complimentary... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

The food was very tasty, perhaps slightly more complex/sophisticated than one would expect from a Sicilian restaurant (and that's not a bad thing). The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Ferro has a very trendy design but more importantly the food, cooked by Chiara Marrafa (and served by her mother and her mother's friend) is absolutely DELICIOUS. My wife said her sea bass coated in Pistachio with Fennel in Balsamic was "the best she had had in a long time". They play great music from the 60's and 70's and... More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Ferro

Address: Piazza Sant'Onofrio 42, 90100 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 586049
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 23 - 34
Cuisine: Italian

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