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Antica Focacceria San Francesco

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Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091 32 02 64
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A little distant from my hotel to walk but went anyway since It came highly recommended but I was not impressed the focaccia sandwiches were not that good.

Thank Fran G
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We look forward to coming back to Palermo just for this place, honestly! The Focaccia palermitana ca’ meusa -- with lemon, ricotta, and/or caciocavallo (another cheese)--is addictive! The offal meat (spleen?) doesn't sound great if you're not into offal, but tastes great -- tastes like steamed meat, with a faint texture of liver. Delicious with lemon and the salty caciocavallo... More 

Thank lhc31
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good street food! A lot of local specials is available here for a reasonable pricing! Try the Arancini, they're very delicious!

Thank sjmpDE
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No order or sense to the place at lunchtime - you queue to pay then get a ticket then need to go to various counters to get the food - so in total queued 4 times and food went cold. Also juggling act as had to send hubby to find seat. First off no draught beer available but anyway ordered... More 

Thank Dnaray
Ijsselstein, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are lunch with street food. It was just good and tasty. Good service. Nice location on the little square next to the church. Do go inside to see the old kitchen.

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Thank AnoniemJ1
East Sussex
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a disappointment! Food was good, atmosphere was good, service was atrocious. The rudest staff I have ever come across. Not one smile. They obviously all hate working there, and hate anyone who eats there too, as by choosing to eat there you are prolonging the pain of them working in an environment the so obviously detest. The wrong item... More 

Thank buddhabear_10
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch your change carefully at this place as at least some of the waiters have a scam going. I went to pay one of them, "Antonio" (he would not provide his last name) at the cash register. The bill was about 12 Euros. I gave him a 50 Euro note that was basically a brand new, unfolded note. He had... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service poor, non-english speakers. Food average, the waiter litterally kidnapped my plate prior finishing the meal!! Overpriced place, I do not advise it.

Thank Sasa M
Rome, Italy
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food at the Antica Focacceria is good. It's a very famous place, well known by locals as my girlfriend from palermo sayd. You can see that everything is well done, in the typical, traditional way. I've tried almost everything and it was good but the thing that really impressed me was the commitment of the owner. A guy that openly... More 

Thank Frieda V
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service poor getting my antipasto and main meal served at same time . caponata ( sautéed aubergine celery onions and courgette ..... Lovely . Sword fish capers tomatoes beautiful but Luke warm .pizzas looked amazing . You can go for a quick bite as inside they make spleen sandwiches . Go and try

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
  • Neighborhood: Tribunali
  • Phone Number: 091 32 02 64

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