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Via Butera, 55, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
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Ranked #15 of 1,197 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $57
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended. We came with a reservation. The ambiance was modern, well appointed; the waiters were attentive. The pasta was quite good. The problem, however, is that the grouper fish we ordered came undercooked and hence chewy, indeed inedible. At 83 Euros, the fish should have been cooked right. The meal was about 150 Euros, for two... More 

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hungerford
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Come on Palermo, how is this restaurant not number one?! Beautiful decor, superb wine and brilliant food. Rick had the sea urchin and squid tagliatelle and i had smoked sardones and green beans pasta. Followed with veal cheek in chianti that was melt in the mouth and i had the gorgeous lamb. we had dessert ...cannoli of course and passata... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's hard to explain what things taste like here. Imagine dreams in your mouth! The service was great. The menu is varied and interesting. The fresh fish is like a gift from heaven. The risotto. The steak! Heavenly is the only word.

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The menu was interesting, but when our charming waiter brought out the platter of fresh fish from which to choose, we decided to forego antis and primas and just eat fish. We chose simple grilled over salt-baked. It was a dorado, perfect for two, grilled and boned perfectly with bits of charred lemon. It was served with a lovely, simple... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I went here tonight as I wanted something special to eat on my last night in Palermo....I was totally blown away with the food, exquisite and devine came to mind as I ate..my taste buds are still tingling.... Staff very attentive...this restaurant is a must if you want fantastic food, it's a bit more expensive than some restaurants but you... More 

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Essex, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

What a find! Two waiters and the chef/owner pampered us from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. All three were doting, charming and trustworthy food and wine "tour guides". They customized several dishes to accommodate preferences and allergies, excited about the challenge rather than offended or annoyed (not uncommon reactions elsewhere). Fresh fish fritura was adapted to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We fell in love with this gem last year. We made a reservation three months ahead for our anniversary dinner as we could not wait to return. We had a table in the back which is not the best place to sit. Two tour tables of six took priority. We were rushed to make our selection even before we could... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This tiny restaurant in an exciting section of the city is perfection. Pretty space, warm staff, excellent and beautifully presented food. We returned twice during our one-week visit to Palermo.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I pre-booked and ate in seven of the (upper end of the scale) restaurants in Palermo over five days recently, but this place was the only one I returned to later for both a further lunch and a dinner. It has an accomplished kitchen that consistently produced high quality, inventive plates from local fine ingredients. The wine list was accessible... More 

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Munich, Germany
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This off the beaten track restaurant is not to be missed - if you want real good food in Palermo. We were actually walking past and just looked at the menu. Apparently the place opened at 8pm, we were there at 7:30pm. The owner came out and offered us the menu and said if we wanted to come in and... More 

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Additional Information about L'Ottava Nota

Address: Via Butera, 55, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 616 8601
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 57
Cuisine: Italian, Spanish

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