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Trattoria Familiare da Michele & Jolanda

#48 of 1,272 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Cappuccini 12, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 359 1775
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Corte Madera, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

On our way to the catacombs, we stopped in for a meal at this lovely family style restaurant. Michele, the owner, was a wonderful host and served us several plates of authentic Sicilian cuisine. The highlight of the meal was the handmade ("fatto a mano") cannoli that were some of the best in Palermo. If you are looking for traditional... More 

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Bedoin, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Came across this trattoria en route to the catacombs...it looked the part. Family owned--there they both were. And eager for custom. Next day we turned up for lunch which was a mixed bag. Michele is totally overbearing and mostly interested in talking and having his photo taken. His wife, on the other hand was genuinely delightful and did the cooking.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

This little trattoria is one of the best places to eat in Palermo! It is on the way to the catacombs, just as you turn off Piazza Indipendenza, 5 minutes walk from the Cappella Palatina. The lunch is amazing. I would recommend eating here if you are visiting Palermo. Michele and Yolanda greeted us with warm smiles and fantastic hospitality.... More 

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

If you want to eat genuine and fabolous sicilian food, don't hesitate and try this restaurant. Good prices, excellent food and unforgettable CANNOLI SICIALIANI. Michele and Jolanda make everything with original and fresh ingredients. Michele will explain you a lot of stories about CATACOMBE and characteristic places in Palermo.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I wandered into this little Trattoria just off of Piazza Independenza in the hopes of finding someplace quiet for lunch between our visits to Cappella Palantina and Monreale, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our stay in Palermo. Michele is as pleasant and enthusiastic a proprietor as I have ever met. We... More 

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scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were making our way towards the Cappuccin Crypt and wanted a drink and something small to eat when we found this empty trattoria. Michele and Jolanda introduced themselves, shook hands and advised we should try their typical lunch which consisted of a large selection of antipasti - meat, veg etc. - two huge cornettos filled with sheeps milk sweet... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

While strolling down the street in search of a local museum was I greeted by this smiling man filled with energy and warmth. He asked where we were heading and in our broken English/Italian/Sicilian speak was told that alas we were too late...the museo was closed! Allora...but please asked Michele the chef at Tratorria Michele and Iolanda... come in and... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

If you are going to or coming back from the catacombs don,t miss this little trattoria.Autentic homemade food and lots of it so make sure you have an appetite because the food keeps coming. Great food and Michele and Jolanda will give you all the attention you could ask for.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Love food? Love seafood? Love local? Love authentic? Hate tourist traps? Love big meals? Love great value? Love a great, family atmosphere? Look no further - this is it. Seriously, you will love this place and it will become one of the highlights of your trip. But please make sure you're hungry! From the start, the animated Michele really makes... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

It's just a little restaurant that you would easily miss when passing by but its more then worth it to stop there before or after going to the catacombs. The food is lovely, fresh and inexpensive. The owners are very welcoming and warm as most of the Sicilians are and they have the best cannoli I had in Sicily to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cappuccini 12, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 340 359 1775

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