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Cucina Papoff

#69 of 1,313 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Isidoro La Lumia 32, 90100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
39091586460
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7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 130
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
ELEGANT SETTING, GREAT EXCUTION!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Papertec
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank IsaGaby
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Dave N
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank 449Dee
Mystic, Connecticut
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Sandy H
Gaithersburg, MD
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226 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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UK
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Dined there tonight. Lovely varied menu with good choices. We shared a special starter and there was plenty. The mains were also delicate beautifully presented and delicious. I was tempted by the lemon desert and that was melt in the mouth

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Thank JC39
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We started off with traditional Sicilian Fare of Swordfish Carpaccio, Zuppa of Favre Beans, Peas, Carciofi and faggioli,with litre of Local Vino Rossi. Dinner she had Swordfish and Baby Squid involtini and tagglietta (Veal) Parmesan and Grilled Vegetables. Meal was orgasmic.

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Thank Sean R
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This restaurant is beautifully decorated. The food was absolutely delicious. I had a prawn dish that made me feel hmmmmmmmmm! My only gripe is I would have wanted one more prawn (that is 5 instead of the 4 they serve) to feel totally satiated. However, still highly recommended.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great place to try out Sicilian food, there was nothing we didn't like. Combine this with great service, lovely atmosphere and decor and you have a great restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Isidoro La Lumia 32, 90100, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: 39091586460

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:15 pm

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