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Cucina Papoff

#141 of 1,322 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via La Lumia, 32, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091586460
12:00 am - 11:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:15 pm
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Ok by Palermo standards, this place is not cheap (€120 one wine, starter, main x 3) but the quality is there. If you want to treat yourself and eat Great quality Sicilian food, then you won't be disappointed.

Thank Justin L
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful meal! She had the pasta with red prawns, and I had the braided pasta with clams, shrimp, and tomatoes. The pasta sauce was out of this world! We shared a dinner of monkfish that was extremely delicious. We had two desserts, the lemon mousse and a chocolate lava cake. The lemon mousse was... More 

Thank Chad L
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

We had a beautiful dinner in this lovely, calm restaurant not far from our hotel. Giant prawns fried in chickpea flower were huge, juicy, and scrumptious. I had tuna 3 ways - one nice sized piece covered with crushed pistachio, a second covered in sesame, plus a beautiful little pile of tuna tartare. Couldn't have been tastier, wonderful fresh seafood... More 

Thank Elaine B
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Yes, they have the best gluten free baked potato anywhere, but they say that very soon they will be adding sausage gravy to the top, so yep, no more gluten free potato. Cucina Papoff has been at this location for more than 30 years, and it is located on the site where I was told that Benjamin Franklin secretly met... More 

Thank gingyi1
Dover, New Hampshire
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Had a nice dinner at Cucina Papoff on this very happening restaurant/bar street in Palermo. Smoked salmon wrapped around buffalo mozzarella and honey with pistachio was an antipasto with a flavor combination I wasn't expecting, but was marvelous. Swordfish chunks in a sun-dried tomato sauce were fresh and flavorful as well, and the dolce of lemon tart with lemon granita... More 

Thank Papertec
Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to end up our trip in Sicilia by keeping a great taste in our mouth and we definitely did at Papoff. The atmosphere is elegant with old stones on walls, and wood for ceiling. The starter with eggplant, mozzarella buffalo inside was delicious!! The pasta al Nero di sepia is one my favorite dishes and the result was... More 

Thank IsaGaby
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Tried to book this on a Wednesday, but closed...walked over the next day and finally got in...opening hours may vary btw...once inside it was definitely worth it....gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese was excellent...homemade pasta dish with eggplant was also great...wine by the 1/2 or full liter was good too...to top it off we had the lemon mousse...omg...the best...shaved lemon ice on... More 

Thank Dave N
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

Lovely restaurant in central part of town. Great atmosphere and lighting among high stone arches. Staff were charming, spoke good English and the food was delicious. We shared a pasta dish followed by the veal marsala with orange one night and returned to the restaurant on 2 other nights because we enjoyed everything about it so much. It has a... More 

Thank 449Dee
Mystic, Connecticut
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were with a tour in Sicily and 5 of us went to this restaurant. We had a great meal. the raw seafood plate, especially the thinly sliced swordfish, was out standing. Not one of us had a bad meal. The service was exceptional.

Thank Sandy H
Gaithersburg, MD
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192 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2015

The food and service was very good. Excellent assortment of dishes at medium pricing. Very nice ambiance, good service etc. This is not a bar, but a quality neighborhood restaurant that you can comfortably try. It is also a place used by some travel companies for small (16) groups. Enjoy, and always travel safe.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:15 pm
12:00 am - 11:15 pm
12:00 am - 11:15 pm
12:00 am - 11:15 pm
12:00 am - 11:15 pm
12:00 am - 11:15 pm
12:00 am - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via La Lumia, 32, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091586460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?