We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

L'Ottava Nota

#13 of 1,235 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
Website
Improve this listing
Saturday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 523 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 336
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, beautifully presented by attentive staff

We had two starters, shared a pasta dish and two mains accompanied by a lovely nero d'avola. Interior is modern and sleek. Food is inventive and interesting. Waitstaff is friendly, attentive and speak good English. We felt special and had a lovely evening. One of the top 3 meals we've had over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Goren_traveller
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

523 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had two starters, shared a pasta dish and two mains accompanied by a lovely nero d'avola. Interior is modern and sleek. Food is inventive and interesting. Waitstaff is friendly, attentive and speak good English. We felt special and had a lovely evening. One of the top 3 meals we've had over our last 10 days in Sicily and easily... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is more expensive than the run of the mill restaurants we ate at in Palermo - but by no means unaffordable. The decor is simple and modern, the atmosphere quiet but comfortable. The food was beatifully presented and delicious. The menu was interesting and the wine affordable - we will probably go back before we leave Palermo.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
hungerford
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Essex, New York, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed L'Ottava Nota also viewed

Palermo, Province of Palermo
Palermo, Province of Palermo
 
Palermo, Province of Palermo
 

Been to L'Ottava Nota? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 616 8601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 54
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of L'Ottava Nota and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from L'Ottava Nota staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?