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Vecchia Trattoria da Toto

#163 of 1,272 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Coltellieri 5, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 315 7558
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

a limited menu but all fresh ingredients - typical palermo trattoria in a lively neighbourhood nothing fancy but good tasting food for a small price - recommended if you want a taste of non-tourist Palermo and avoid the typical tourist traps

Thank Yipman63
Nice, France
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a good address in Palermo, recommended to us by Sicilian friends. And we also strongly recommend it, maybe even better for lunch than for dinner. It is located in a market area... so - Not an extra clean place, nor red carpet kind of service; it is a small, family-run restaurant, with paper napkins, plastic table and all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for something tipical to eat in the city of Palermo you should try this little familiar restaurant located in the middle of the Vucciria (old Palermo fish market). The food is super tasty and the prices very low, I took a Tutto Mare Pasta and it was amazing! Give it a try

1 Thank davidebril
Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a great place, if you want authentic and tasty antipasti, delicious plates of grilled seafood and generous pasta dishes. You can also enjoy the full Gattuso market experience from this cute dining room with a bustling outside seating area. The cooking and service is provided by a passionate and charming family team from their spotless kitchen. Give it... More 

1 Thank martinkelly1
Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stumbled upon this place. Simple homestyle food. Very tasty pasta. Amazing dinner! I had the seafood pasta and my wife had the Pomodoro pasta. We both love it very much. We accidentally came here while trying to look for another restaurant. Very good value for the money.

1 Thank redquasar
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Very good food at a reasonable price. The restaurant is small though, which means that you probably have to dine outside, which is not really the best you could ask for. The tables are a bit small and cluttered too.

Thank JeanPaulFi
Turin, Italy
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

This might be my mother's kitchen, with little girl and boys going around with their mother and talking to the customers ! The dishes are simple, well prepared, no frills, sound prices. Wine is the "house-wine". Bread is good and freshly cut. But the most important experience is the fact you are sitting amid every day's life in the Vucciria,... More 

Thank AndreaTrip
Healdsburg, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Our first dinner in Palermo was at Vecchia.....it was a great intro to the city. The family is everywhere in the restaurant. Mom is cooking, daughter is the waitress, sons are at the tables eating, the grandkids are running in and out the door to the tables on the street. My husband loved this place. The fish apetizer plate of... More 

Thank debbied433
Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

We loved this restaurant. We arrived late-ish at our hotel and after check in made the rookie error of asking the concierge if he had any suggestions… So he pointed us to Delizie di Cagliostro. *Sigh* Perhaps on any other night it would have been OK. But that's another story. Suffice to say we left without ordering. So there we... More 

Thank Akroterion
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is what you call Authentic Homely meal! This is family run, very simple restaurant with a handful of dishes, hand-written menu and wines with no name (just “house wine”) place in the market Vucceria- with granny in the kitchen and granddaughter of 4 or 5 helping serving the food. We visited on our first night and had little fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Coltellieri 5, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Castellammare
  • Neighborhood: Castellammare
  • Phone Number: +39 333 315 7558

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