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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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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overhyped and overrated. We've had better arancine at other stores in Palermo. The meusa (spleen) sandwich is definitely for those willing to try something different--definitely a Siciliano speciality. I rather eat the seafood in Palermo than this.

Thank Liz L
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice place. Food includes all traditional dishes. Had dinner and lunch here and would recommend it.

Thank Lorna353
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here early evening for a glass of wine after being attracted by the appearance of this traditional,tiled shop. Interested to see the selection of local foods on offer but did not want to eat off paper plates for our evening meal! Decided it was more suited to a lunch time snack and we returned a couple of days... More 

Thank jgalwaysonholiday
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife and kids to have some typical Sicilian lunch at the Focacceria. When we arrived the place was packed, full of tourists and not many tables available but we didn't have to wait long for one. We bought a small selection of Sicilian food to try and we enjoyed the food, I'm from Palermo but my wife... More 

Thank Litfiba82
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

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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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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57 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?