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Papisca

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Via Marina Garibaldi, 67, Sicily, Italy
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, but expencive

For a "street food" too expencive, although very good. We paid more than 40 eur for two dishes and icecram. For same kind of food we paid in Ustica only 20 EUR.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Daniel H
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Papisca makes their own gelato which is the best in Lipari. They have freshly baked pastries, great granite and briosches. They stay open late with a variety of cocktails, beer and local wine to choose from and lots of stuzzichini. A nice relaxing atmosphere, friendly service and a great view of the beach.

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

For a "street food" too expencive, although very good. We paid more than 40 eur for two dishes and icecram. For same kind of food we paid in Ustica only 20 EUR.

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Thank Daniel H
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We came to the island of Lipari to stay with a friend in Canneto. I have to say our Italian was minimal however the staff at Papisca were very accommodating. Their Gelato is amazing and they make a great Cappuccino. We became regulars in the two weeks we stayed here. My only thing that may be counted as negative is... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Not many places were open over Easter so we stumbled into this one which served small little dishes to select from the counter. The rabbit was really nice. Full and half portions available. Not particularly cheap but ok.

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Thank Dorni01
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is my only bad eating experience in all of Sicily and Italy, in many years of regular travel there. The food is marginal, but the employees here are surly and mean. There are no prices posted, so they charge locals a small amount and tourists an excessive amount. Our meal was the most expensive I have had anywhere in... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Local cafe that's open late -- seems to be the town watering hole. Desserts & bar, what else could you ask for.

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Thank lazierbug
Moscow
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fantastic place! Beautiful food for lunches, all homemade! All sicilian specialities are presented on the day, excellent gelatos - the best on the island, big cappuccinos, quick and kind staff (rarity for Sicily)!

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Thank Helga107
Copenhagen
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Lipari Islands are having great problems. The tourists don´t come there as they used to. This is visible everywhere. Makes it hard to keep up the standard, of course. To compensate this quit a few bar and restaurant owners meet those of us who come there with higher prices. Not a very good tendency, one must say. But this... More 

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Thank RomanLeif
Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We could try some typical sicilian pasta and fish specialities at Papisca. It tasted so great! Great ice creams also! The boss and personal were all very friendly! I recommend this bar directly at the seaside.

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Thank chiquito77
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Unfriendly staff, they treat you really bad. stay away from that place. I ate a gelato, was ok, but they gave me the wrong flavour on purpose, as I asked for nutella and they gave me vanilla cream. what kind of place is this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Marina Garibaldi, 67, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Lipari

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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