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Antica Focacceria San Francesco

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Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 320264
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was busy as it has featured in more than one UK tv show recently. Inside the shop it is brilliant, but the dining area across the street serves food which is sort of OK, but you might do better to find somewhere that provides more personal service. The experience was quite like eating in the middle of a... More 

Thank Rudi E
Paris, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hello, I went there during my holidays with brother and we went to the restaurant at each lunch and dinner. Even if this one was looking great (they have a good brand to attract people), the restaurant was not good. First, I was surprised to see that waiters were dilletante and not so much concerned to bring a good level... More 

Thank Xavier R
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted for the meal option rather than street food. We had very good traditional Palermo food which was interesting and slightly eastern in taste. The Cassata was delicious. Wine was very tasty and also good value for money. The ambience and decor were great. A very enjoyable evening.

Thank Mike D
Dusseldorf, Germany
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crowdy, Bustourists, Schoolclasses on holiday. Unfriendly service. This is not the place to be in Palermo, despite the fact, it has been a gastronomical "hotspot" in the past,

Thank Peter R
New Delhi, India
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to the Focacceria twice during our stay in Palermo and both times for lunch. The first time was prime time and it was a long que to get to the register to pay for our Focaccia di Palermo (did I say get this?). That being said, the place is always hopping so take that into account. Folks were... More 

Thank Anna and Michae... C
Athens, Greece
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice,on Sunday was packed so we tried it early on Monday morning.we were the first customers,the building is very beautiful with a nice piazza outside that you can seat.very nice focaccia in good price and cheap coffee.a must if you visit Palermo!

Thank kostasicebar
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the old history of this restaurant, but the food was not more than okay. And I don´t like to eat with plastic fork and knife. I´m a little disappointed of this place, I expected more after reading about the place before my trip.

Thank Saffle_1969
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place for lunch with a Great Rail Journeys guided tour party. Although the restaurant has a certain quaintness, the food was very poor - huge portions of stodgy starters (including a bread roll containing some stringy offal) followed by under-cooked pasta and unpleasant, tasteless, yet strangely incredibly sweet desert. Although wine was included it was difficult to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully restored in a film set-like square this is the perfect place for a coffee or lunch. This place has a rich history that it wears with pride. The traditional food was absolutely delicious. A must do.

Thank RRamanan
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

It was our favorite place for lunch in Palermo. They serve "street food" of restaurant quality, all very fresh and tasty. It's a kind of self-service downstairs, and upstairs it's a restaurant, same food, a bit more expensive, but still very affordable, and quite pleasant space to rest your feet after exploring the morning city.

Thank Vera R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
  • Neighborhood: Tribunali
  • Phone Number: +39 091 320264

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