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Bar Pasticceria Alba

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Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Gastropub
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Piazza Don Bosco 7/C, 90143, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

A native of Palermo brought me to this place for the first time for good arancini (fried rice balls), a local staple. The ragout one was my favorite. I also had zuppa inglese gelato, and the orange chocolate ice cream, which was perfect... and their canola was in my top-5.

Thank dpauI
New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

We don't normally write bad reviews unless they are warranted. We were staying near Bar Alba in Mondello and had very nice croissants and coffee so decided we would try their evening pizza menu. There were plenty of tables when we arrived and it was not overly busy. We were directed to a table and went and sat down. We... More 

Thank Stacey A
Melbourne, Australia
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664 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

The city has no shortage of establishments to stop and eat..drink …and watch. This one whilst not rated highly on TA warrants a pitstop with good coffee and a little something sweet to keep one going !

Thank MDR_11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Went for ice cream and cake recently. Great selection and delicious. Definitely worth at least one visit when in Palermo.

Thank Colombus72
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

that's the scent of Palermo! Everythings is very tasty and delicious.. caffe, brioches, the incomparable sweetness .. the typical "arancine" ...were a joy for the palate.. don't miss to visit absolutely

Thank frangr
Vernon, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

This pasticceria has 2 locations as far as I know, one in the city center and one at Mondello beach. I've been to both and the Mondello one struck me as very expensive. Over 5 euros for a glass of prosecco plus coperto for sitting down. Other than that the food is delicious. The city location is very nice, all... More 

Thank AwesomeMoi
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

This cafe bar was one of the highlights of our stay at Mondello. The food is delicious and what an array of fresh desserts there are to choose from. Service can sometimes be a little slow as they seem to forget about you a little. We would always order arancine as these are incredible.

1 Thank Richard S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

I've been going to Bar Alba for about 20 years. Many People say it has changed but it's stil the best bar in Palermo. Regardless of the time of day you'll find something to suit your appetite. From arancine and pizzette in the mornings to pasta and salads for lunch and cakes and ice cream in the evening - all... More 

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L'Aquila, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2011

A friend pulled me in to the place for the first time when I asked him to show me good arancini (fried rice balls). The ragout one was as good as I had remembered from my first time down. I also had zuppa inglese gelato, which I usually avoid but here it was great, and the orange chocolate ice cream... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2009

Bar Alba is the greatest Gelato Bar on the planet! The Ice Cream is incredible! I tasted Pistacchio di Bronte home made Icecream and my friends had different flavours all great. The food is also supe.r

Thank MarinaManchester

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Don Bosco 7/C, 90143, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Libertà
  • Neighborhood: Libertà
  • Phone Number: 39091309016
Since 1955, only the Bar Alba has managed to remain a reference point for the people of Palermo, at the same time, we have renovated remaining faithful to the old recipes.

Now even more with the new management all products encompass tradition and innovation. The choice of the best raw materials and their freshness are fundamental requirements of all our specialties.

The Real Bar Pasticceria Albe is just in Palermo Don wood square, and 7 in Mondello Viale Regina Margherita di Savoia, 2.

Discover how the new management has succeeded in reinterpreting the tradition.


We are pleased to offer our prodotti.Da fifty years the Pasticceria Alba di Palermo has proven to its customers that can ensure the highest quality. Our customers are always our top priority and we are able to give them what they want, the quality and authenticity of the products they buy. The products of Pasticceria Alba are known not only in Italy, but also throughout the rest of the world. In this site you will find information about our products to be shipped around the world: arancina taxi menu, our catering menu and recipes Pasticceria Alba. There are many Sicilian feasts and there is always a special cake that accompanies them. Pasticceria Alba has something for everyone and for everything

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