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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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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We called by on a damp Monday evening in February, and thoroughly enjoyed the informal atmosphere and authentic presentation of Sicilian Street food. State of the art aranchine but beef rolls not brilliant. Puddings good too and everything reasonably priced. Probably quite crowded in high season.

Thank David R
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the original location for a restaurant that now has spots in many of Italy's largest cities. I always come away from eating at their restaurants feeling like I somehow uncovered a hidden gem that only locals would know about, which obviously isn't the case. I wouldn't say the food is particularly healthy - lots of fried things -... More 

Thank highlander04
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt this place really had nice range of food for all comers. Price range was good for the amount of food you got. Also saw lots of things on the a vast menu that looked good and never had before. The Swordfish Meatballs were delicious. Local cheese dish with balsamic vinegar was great. Had a nice selection of wine and... More 

Thank Steven S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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 January 15, 2017 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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

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 

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Athens, Greece
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 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 January 3, 2017

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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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?