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Focacceria Basile

#45 of 1,150 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Bara all'Olivella, 76, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091 335628
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Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Out of my comfort zone initially but very worth while in the end

I;m giving this place some extra service points for their helpfulness to a guy (me) who did not understand the way this place works. In fact I'm still not sure I understand it. People walk in, walk over to the menu on the wall and decide what to order, place their order and pay, get a ticket of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Michael V
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I;m giving this place some extra service points for their helpfulness to a guy (me) who did not understand the way this place works. In fact I'm still not sure I understand it. People walk in, walk over to the menu on the wall and decide what to order, place their order and pay, get a ticket of some sort,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Probably would eat here daily if I was living here. Lively place for lunch where all types of locals eat. Changing menu by the day and all is top!

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I went here for lunch and was totally bamboozled by the crowds. It was just utter organized chaos to me as I din't have a clue what to do to get served. I knew I had to get a ticket but where they were who knew? No one spoke English and I didn't speak Italian. However a young man serving... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This place is epic. It's the real deal and packed out every day with locals for a reason! The food is fantastic and the price is unbeatable. If you don't speak Italian it is a little daunting because it is so busy. However the staff are super friendly and helped us bungle our way through one of the best food... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is amazing and a must if you're in Palermo. Typical Sicilian dishes and panini ranging from 1.5 euro to about 5 euro per person! Try their cold mixed plate, various pasta dishes or fantastic panini. I recommend pane con panella which is only 1.5 euro! It's only open for lunch, get there before the big rush as this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you're around the centre of Palermo at lunch time then this is the place to be. Brushing elbows with the workers from the area while you cue up to get your home made pasta special of the day for incredibly low price. Really a hidden gem right so close to the main attractions of the city. Strongly recommend here... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We are staying right around the corner from this gem and decided to head here for lunch after reading a review in Lonely Planet. What a great meal and an awesome value. A couple of us ordered the daily pasta special and the other two ordered the ravioli. Both were excellent and the whole experience was new and authentic. This... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It was our first visit to Palermo- we were staying in Cefalu. We wandered the streets near Teatro Massimo and came across Focacceria Basile purely by chance. We saw a very few tables outside and really we just wanted cold drinks. However we saw and smelled the food on display and decided to eat a light lunch. We shared a... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Amazing trattoria. If you look for a real palermitan experience don't lose it! Delicious home made pasta dishes for only 2,5 €. You can't find anything else for this price in Palermo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bara all'Olivella, 76, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: 091 335628

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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