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L'Ottava Nota

#11 of 1,316 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no comparison! I have never eaten so so well in Palermo. Complimenti to the chef. Just amazing...to the people that complained...I have no idea what you are talking about. Carlo was attentive helpful and always there to assist. The robiolo with black truffle was so divine, I didnt know if I should use my fork or a spoon.... More 

1 Thank johnstonstudios
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Initially service was slow but reasonably attentive, although my table, pinched between the swinging kitchen doors and the door to the toilets, was the worst in the house (a far more peaceful spot stayed vacant almost the whole time I was there--until friends of the waiter arrived). A complimentary amuse-Bouche of raw tuna, creamy cheese and lime was so spectacularly... More 

1 Thank TripRex
Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Our last night in Palermo we wanted to dine in an upscale restaurant. L'Ottava Nota was one of a few restaurants mentioned in the Michelin and receiving high ratings in TA. We took a 20-euro cab ride from the old city to the restaurant. We were greeted and seated in the front of the restaurant. The space is basically a... More 

3 Thank DesertTravellers23
Reykjavik, Iceland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

.... what more do you want? This first time in L'Ottava Nota will surely not be my last time there but a standard in every visit to Palermo from now on. Not a cheap restaurant but worth every euro. The ravioli I had was one of the best pasta-dishes I have had (and I have eaten many!). An ideal place... More 

Thank Hilda R
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We ate in this restaurant after visiting the nearby puppet museum. We hesitated between the local street food but decided to go for L'otttava Nota instead. We weren't disappointed. Food was fun, adventurous and delicious. They didn't have all the items on the menu but there was plenty of choice. The waiter was helpful and charming. Our children (11 and... More 

Thank elsanddavid
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We ate here with friends staying in nearby hotel after having read the reviews here. We were not disappointed. It's really a contemporary version of traditional Sicilian food using imaginative and apt combinations of traditional ingredients. The four of us shared two appetizers, one a fava bean puree surrounding burrata and topped with small crispy shrimp, the other a complex... More 

1 Thank Patricia F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here and had excellent service with attentive staff until the restaurant started to fill up. Waited a very long time to be offered dessert and we're not even asked about coffee. I would have given this restaurant a 5 star had the service been consistent.

1 Thank jogrjo
Delray Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This small restaurant was a very lucky find and once we went there we went back several times. The chef cooks the most amazing Sicilian food but with such innovation; the fish is not be missed.

2 Thank Homervirgil
Palermo, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We selected this restaurant using trip advisor. Modern though cosy interior, staff were very friendly and advised us on the suggestions and the specialties of the region. We had a magnificent three course meal which we ended with a superb Cassata. We did not know this dessert before, but we were both very delighted by its taste and texture. For... More 

1 Thank plambrechtsgm
Petrolia, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Gracious reception, beautiful and peaceful setting, live music, ---above all original cuisine made from perfect ingredients. Pasta with truffles and porcini; choose your fish from the tray of catch of the day; many choices from the days specials.

1 Thank joepaff

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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
$39 - $56
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 616 8601
Old Town, creative cuisine Tradition and innovation, experience and continuous search for new combinations. The creative cuisine is never out of nowhere, the ingredients and techniques of traditional cuisine, especially of a land rich in flavors such as ours Sicily, are always a starting point, a cultural background, a continuous path that leads to new experiences flavor. Contrasts that come out is often concealed the success of an unforgettable recipe. Three rooms - a sort of "projection of an internalized landscape" according to the description of the author of the project - will welcome you in a comfortable and seductive where the sight, taste, smell, and feel of our dishes will involve in a contamination of the senses, even your hearing and enjoying them... you can hear "The Eighth Note".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?