We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Il Ghiottone Raffinato

#126 of 1,273 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Salvatore Vigo 3, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 251 4744
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 59: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and extremely polite service , if you re looking for some place where to eat fish and anything else the chef cooks for you , I suggest you to go over there and see what Palermo awesome food means ! Loved it unforgettable place thanks guys and thank you Davide , the best waiter

Thank Ivan G
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
185 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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
Level Contributor
105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Google Translation

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
Level Contributor
253 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Kimberly Z
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Level Contributor
133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Kay W
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Travelers who viewed Il Ghiottone Raffinato also viewed

Palermo, Province of Palermo
Palermo, Province of Palermo
Palermo, Province of Palermo
Palermo, Province of Palermo

Been to Il Ghiottone Raffinato? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +39 091 251 4744

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Il Ghiottone Raffinato staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?