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L'Ottava Nota

#41 of 1,200 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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  • 141
    Very good
  • 38
    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
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We dined at L'Ottava Nota on 21/08/15. It was our last night in Palermo and we were staying practically next door. My husband had "Corde con Tenerumi" as a starter (pasta with sea urchin) - he thought it was delicious. As a main we shared the grilled catch of the day and enjoyed that very much too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Province of Naples, Italy
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Province of Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We dined at L'Ottava Nota on 21/08/15. It was our last night in Palermo and we were staying practically next door. My husband had "Corde con Tenerumi" as a starter (pasta with sea urchin) - he thought it was delicious. As a main we shared the grilled catch of the day and enjoyed that very much too. The venue is... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was our New Years Eve dinner. Delicious food, but less-than-exciting interior and vibe. For a restaurant rated so highly, I was surprised by the food, service, atmosphere and vibe. I felt the restaurant lacking in soul and the food was good, but not spectacular. Tip: scout it out first and make sure you take transportation there and back. It's... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were staying across the street from L'Ottava Nota and shopped in for an early dinner. The meal turned out to be our best in Palermo. The interior is modern with a quiet, elegant feel. The food matched the surroundings. We had several tuna dishes, as tuna was in season, and all were excellently prepared. The service was attentive without... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A very good restaurant, close to our hotel, clean style, staff very friendly, food up to date. Wonderful wine list. It does not open on Sundays.The unique sin.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We decided to celebrate here my sister graduation. The owner, and chef, was really helpful and he designed for us a menu based on all our needs. The restaurant itself is very elegant, nice colors and every details was perfect. It is located in an historical street, close to the fomous Piazza Marina. The food was great and the value... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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 40 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
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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