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Il Ghiottone Raffinato

#118 of 1,315 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Salvatore Vigo 3, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 2514744
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Ontario, Canada
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182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off, the service was amazing. We were the only people in the restaurant, and the two servers as well as the owner were talkative, friendly and a pleasure. We chatted for quite some time and we couldn't ask for better company. The ambiance was romantic (it was my husband's birthday), and the whole presentation was top notch. However, one... More 

Thank JourneyDawn715
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place near our hotel! Pleasantly surprised by delicious food, good service and nice atmosphere! Can't go wrong with the fish of the day... It's grilled to perfection. Nice wine selection!

1 Thank CirceNiezen
Il Ghiottone R, Proprietario at Il Ghiottone Raffinato, responded to this review
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Gentilissimo Mr. Cesare la ringraziamo per il tempo che ci ha dedicato e siamo felici che si sia trovato bene,... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Pleasant evening spent dining here. Seating outside and inside and there is also an upper level. Smarter style restaurant with a good decor, quality furniture, linen, glass wear, china etc, well lit, not harsh like a lot of restaurants in Sicily. Nicely presented food with generous portions served by amicable 'cheeky chappie' young waiters. Regular flow of customers, mainly tourists,... More 

Thank Whinbrook
State of Sao Paulo
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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Good food, special place! The restaurant is well located, at the charming area. The food is taste, well cooked, very special!

Thank alicesilvana
Reading, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We booked this in advance from the UK and were delighted to find this wonderful restaurant. The staff were great and offered GF alternatives when requested. The set menu included so many courses that we had to bring some of the food away with us.

Thank JHReading
Il Ghiottone R, Proprietario at Il Ghiottone Raffinato, responded to this review

Dear valued customers, thank you for the time you spent and we are happy that you enjoyed it. Thank you, best regards The Direction More 

Murrieta, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I had three students and myself looking for a place to have lunch in Palermo. We stumbled on this wonderful restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was great. Chef Ciccio Guilliano came our to our table and took care of us personally. I had the meat and cheese plate which had a great variety. My daughter had the... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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132 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Just around the corner from our hotel, found this excellent restaurant down the alley way. Great food, service, and price. American and tourist friendly.

1 Thank William S
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were strolling around looking for a proper restaurant and came across Il Ghiottone Raffinato. The menu didn't sound very good but we decided to take a chance as the restaurant looked good and the ambiance was great. When the food arrived it far exceeded expectations. It was sensational and utterly delicious. The waiter helped us choose a wine which... More 

Thank Kay W
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very good quality FRESH home cooked seafood dishes that are an absolute bargain to me. Wine was very nice. The couple who run the place are so warm and charming. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there and only wish I could have eaten there more. Book a few days in advance by dropping by. He only takes reservations by hand.... More 

1 Thank Simon B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was a great find in a big town. So much to choose from in Palermo and staff excellent. We only had a day in Palermo and this visit made it special.

Thank Gjeff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Salvatore Vigo 3, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Politeama
  • Neighborhood: Politeama
  • Phone Number: +39 091 2514744

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