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Al Fondaco del Conte

Piazza Conte Federico, 24, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091 6522312
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Ranked #4 of 1,084 restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a great experience at this restaurant. The chef comes out to greet you and filleted the sea bass in front of us. Everything was good and fresh. Ravioli were great. The grilled fish were a bit over cooked. It is a special place but hard to find and we would try others before going again.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were staying in a b&b on Porta di Castro and on our last night wanted to dine somewhere close. We saw the sign and head up a small street or alley without being sure of what would greet us but arround a corner was the friendliest place we visited in 10 days in Sicily. We only ordered one course... More

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very hard to find, we eventually hired a taxi. The food was simple, yet elegant in preparation and presentation by a young chief and an attendant staff. If we lived in Palermo we would follow the the restaurant as it evolved.

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Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited this restaurant 2 nights in a row, it was so good. The decor in the restaurant is simple and elegant, and the waiting staff most helpful with their suggestions of both food and wine. The meals themselves are traditional Sicilian, but with a modern interpretation, and were just fantastic. I would highly recommend the risotto with black ink.... More

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kigali
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130 reviews 130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food was just okay. I found that several of the dishes were overlooked and although the family that runs it was extremely nice i would definitely not rate it among the top 5 restaurants in Palermo.

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Bracknell
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95 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a bit of trouble locating the restaurant but were glad we had booked as it is quite small. A modern touch in both decor and presentation, but still classic dishes. We were brought a complimentary framboise aperitif and dips while we ordered. We chose the vegetable antipasti platter which comprised caponata, cauliflower purée, ricotta, SYMPHONY, rolled stuffed aubergine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

For my last night in Sicily I wanted to treat myself to a great last supper since food and wine are paramount there. I asked friends I met along they way and they all said go to Al Fondaco del Conte. It was the perfect way to end my two week sojourn around the beautiful island of Sicily. I ended... More

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california
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A small and cute restaurant that is run by a very sweet family who ensure you are happy with everything. Don't think you will walk in and be seated as a reservation will be necessary and I would make it at least 24 hours before you plan to go. Diego is an excellent chef who will make his rounds to... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Friendly staff. Chef comes to tell you about the menu and where he has sourced the food. We got complimentary extras like apertifs and dips with crisp bread. Food was very tasty and good value for money. Pretty easy to find in a safe area of Palermo. Would recommend going for a lazy long lunch and then an afternoon nap!

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Newton, MA
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12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Not an easy place to find, being tucked into the warren of streets in the Ballaro near the cathedral, but worth the stroll. The restaurant is a family affair, and there is, at every level, an effort to make the visitor welcome and engaged in the dining experience. They offer small complementary nibbles and drinks, but save yourself for the... More

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