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“An unexpected gem in Palazzolo Acreide.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Portico

Il Portico
Via Orologio 6, 96010 Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily, Italy
+39 (0)931881532
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Cuisines: Dessert, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“An unexpected gem in Palazzolo Acreide.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This owner chef is extremely talented and the whole dining experience was so good that we came back again two days later. Delicious food, imaginatively presented served in beautiful surroundings with excellent wines to complement. All very reasonably priced. Locally caught fish was what we wanted and we were amazed at the choice and variety of dishes on offer. We also sampled a pork dish which was very tender and tasty. The only problem was that we were too full to try the puddings! Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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“Lovely, original, inventive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Pleasure: A long afternoon with wonderful food in an elegant room, good wine choices, all in this little town in few guide books.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
“Superb location, excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

it was just the two of us in this old, nobiliar palace, dining with exquisite food with local ingredients. Extremely recommended.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Roma
1 review
“Fantastic food, perfect service, relaxing atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

If you happen to travel to Palazzolo then you have to stop by at "il Portico": you can have a fantastic experience, tasting very good food with a perfect service.
The atmosphere is relaxing, Salvo (the owner and chef) will give you recommendations on the best plates and you'll go out fully satisfied.
I mostly recommend the wonderful appetizers (12 different plates for two people) which gives you the opportunity to try many local specialties.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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