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Ristorantino Palazzo Sambuca

#110 of 1,295 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Alloro 26, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 0915 076794
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We knew about this place from passing by through Via Alloro as the lady owner gave us her card whilst we browsed the menu for a future visit. Our return a few days later was truly worth it. Each dish we ordered was refined, looked brilliant, tasted as if there was no tomorrow. Generally, a very good menu to choose... More 

Thank Michiel D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing, the wine was delicious, and the service was good! I recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

Thank Ranveig S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Superb choice with some excellent recommendations. A lovely restaurant with the finest food. The staff were warm and welcoming and the owner could not be more engaging. The young lady who makes jewellery was lovely also.

Thank Bless1973
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I forward the suggestion I received from the receptionist who introduced me here: call and ask for pasta with sea urchins. Do it in the afternoon to ensure enough time for the cook to ask fishermen for the seafood. You will not regret it.

Thank Valerio G
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Small, elegant restaurant steeped in Sicilian history. (ask to see the book of the making of the film 'The Leopard' and discover the owner appeared as an extra as a young boy) Quality to match the best in Sicily. But remember, it's a ristorante not a trattoria and priced accordingly.

Thank TomLizTravels
Paris, France
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

here a details information about my/our experience with this restaurant. SERVICE: very good. PRICE: too expensive for what they serve - both in term of quality and quantity PRESENTATION: good QUANTITY; too small QUALITY: normal LOCATION: nice and quite OWNER: always push for dishes out of the menu, so you will have always unhappy surprise We have followed the suggestion... More 

Thank lolo_lolo72
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Superb and sensibly priced. Wonderful lemon infused shrimp risotto and Spada delicately involtini with sweet stuffing followed by cannoli a typical Siciliana desert. The chef will write up the risotto recipe for me. Everyone highly attentive. Thank you! Ciao Grazie.

Thank GS2London
Western Maryland
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We were lucky to discover this restaurant in the old city and then to find it again at dinner time. It's small but elegant. The owner was very welcoming, especially no doubt because one of our party spoken some Italian. I was intrigued by a starter described as "sardine cake." It was a mold consisting of mashed sardines and some... More 

Thank WM_fan
Bromley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Visited as this was close to our B and B. Got off to a bad start as the "owner" wanted us to choose what he recommended! Eventually had a prawn starter which was strange as prawns were raw. Then had a lovely steak. However evening completely ruined when we asked for coffee .. Cappuccino and we were told this wasn't... More 

Thank Hilary C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We had a very good lunch in this attractive restaurant. The owner is very friendly and showed us several books that he thought we would be interested in, including one with photos regarding the Leopard film, which was filmed in his neighborhood and which he was pictured in at age 7. We had an excellent fish caponata; salad with oranges... More 


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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
Average prices
$31 - $53
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alloro 26, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
  • Neighborhood: Tribunali
  • Phone Number: +39 0915 076794
A wonderful, friendly small restaurant with delicious food and a very rasonable wine list.piccolo ristorante dai pasti semplici e deliziosi ottima accoglienza e ottimi i prezzi visto la qualità del cibo

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