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“Fabulous food in contemporary setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Ottava Nota

L'Ottava Nota
Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
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Ranked #16 of 1,150 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $56
Cuisines: Italian, Spanish
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Shropshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Fabulous food in contemporary setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

L'Ottava Nota is directly opposite the popular apartments at 28 Via Butera. Guests at the apartments receive a 10% discount card as part of the welcome pack. My advice would be to use it! We were only in Palermo for 5 days but managed to have dinner here twice. It is an elegant, modern room with a charming waiter. The star attraction is the innovative and imaginative food. The table is set with scrumptious green olive tapenade with home made bread to start. It is so difficult to resist overindulging in this before the meal especially as the bread and tapenade is regularly replenished!
During our meals we sampled delicious sea urchins in a salad with king prawns, deep fried squid stuffed courgette flowers that I would die for, fabulous steak, gorgeous steak tartare, amazing olive oil ice cream and much more. The waiter suggested the wines and they were delightful and modestly priced.
The place is busy but only much later at night say 10pm and later, as Palermans keep Spanish hours. To go early is to dine in solitary splendour.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best spaghetti ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Everything was very nice, but spaghetti coi ricci and cavatelli al cartoccio were absolutely fantastic!!!! As the oliveoil ice cream : wow!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We found this restaurant 2 days before we were due to fly home and couldn't have been happier, our waiter Carlo was so nice and friendly the food was fantastic I can't fault it. Everything was outstanding from the minute we walked through the door. If only it was busier as we went on a Friday night and there was only 2 other diners, not that it bothers me but its a shame because its so great I would recommend this restaurant highly. Be prepared to spend around €35 per person for two courses.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Absolutely and totally delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

After spending 2 weeks on the island of Sicily and hours before a 6 am flight back from a glorious vacation we stumbled on this modern styled Italian restaurant. There aren't a lot of tables which is just the way I like restaurants. We ate a fantastic meal and have posted some photos. All we can say is if you are in Palermo or close by try it out you won't be disappointed. This place made our last night in Sicily an experience we will remember.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is a lovely restaurant right next to Hotel Porta Felice. After a terrible stay at our hotel, this restaurant was the one highlight of the neighborhood. Elegant surroundings & great quality food.

Visited June 2012
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