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L'Ottava Nota

#18 of 1,167 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
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Today
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 339
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 5
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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
The 'Eighth Note' Pleases

We arrived in Palermo late and we're delighted to find L'Ottava Nota across the street from our hotel. The food was divine, the service impeccable and the wine wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
innkeeperontheroad
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New York City, New York
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Palermo late and we're delighted to find L'Ottava Nota across the street from our hotel. The food was divine, the service impeccable and the wine wonderful.

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Boston
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Price by no means is an indicator of quality and no where is this more evident than in beguiling Palermo. On our first evening in Palermo we chose this place because it looked modern and the menu appeared to offer a contemporary slant on traditional food. We were sorely disappointed. We three diners have high expectations for food. We all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 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 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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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.

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New York City, New York
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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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66 restaurant reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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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 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?