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L'Ottava Nota

Via Butera, 55, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
+39 091 616 8601
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Ranked #12 of 1,080 restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $48 - $68
Cuisines: Italian, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Palazzo Reale
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We loved everything about this restaurant; the simple stylish decor, the service, and the most delicious food. It would best be described as a modern take on Sicilian food with some French influence. The waiters were very charming and professional. Patrons were a mix of locals and tourists. It is only small so booking ahead is advised. Highly recommended!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Best dining experience in Palermo!!! Great food, very nice place, everything was perfect! Try ceviche di salmon, agnello with miele, chocolat souffle was delicious!!

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kigali
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130 reviews 130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What a great way to end our stay in Palermo. The service was great - very friendly yet professional. The food was delicious as well. We had the salmon ceviche, duck, scallops and chocolate soufflé with a bottle of wine for about 75 euros. This is an intimate little restaurant so definitely make reservations.

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nyc
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

What a surprise! After two weeks of eating traditional sicilian food, I was ready to try something new and this restaurant was a welcome addition! My husband and I can be difficult foodie critics and we ate in this restaurant two nights in a row. Every dish was a new adventure-the polpette (meatballs) were delicious and the special truffle pasta... More

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Bath UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Lovely food, well presented, good service. We dined here on our 2nd night in Palermo and had not got used to the very large portions they serve here. We had a antipasto (fava soup with baby squid), unusual and very good, a primi (pasta with sea urchins) delicious and lamb as a secondo. The lamb was lovely, but was too... More

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Palermo, Italy
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The food is exceptional from classic Sicilian favorites to absolute edible works of art. The chef is incredible, original (and also extremely down to earth) and is always challenging to create something new. Definitely listen to the specials! As a huge foodie, who had a successful baking business in Los Angeles, I can assure you, everything at L'Ottava Nota is... More

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California USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We ate at L'Ottava Nota twice during our stay in Palermo. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Everything was good from the appetizers, main courses and desserts. On our first visit we all had had the primo (pasta) dishes and on our second visit we all chose dishes from the second (meat and fish) dishes. Every dish... More

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Ehrendingen, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

we expected a lot after having had wonderfull meals in Palermo at lower ranked restaurants. the location is nice and modern. the food was unfortunately only avarage. one of the main courses was delivered 20 minutes later than all other without any apology or explanation. we left without coffee or desert and were not even asked by the waiters. if... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed at a hotel right next to the restaurant called Abattelis Luxury, which was also very good and struck lucky having this as the closest restaurant. Really excellent restruant and service. Had dinner twice and everything good. Fish and pasta in particular, also recommend the canolo for dessert. It was a full every night mid week so a reservation... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were staying over the road at Butera28 so the location could not have been better. The ambiance and service were excellent. The food was pretty good. Perhaps we could have order better as some of the dishes were too rich.

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