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L'Ottava Nota

#10 of 1,276 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.... 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 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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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 

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Thank elsanddavid
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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 

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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.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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.

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Palermo, Italy
1 review
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 

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Petrolia, California
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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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Butera 28 (opposite the restaurant) and ate here on our first night. Contemporary cuisine with a Sicilian flavour. The front of house is informative and effective, the decor 21st Century and the kitchen outstanding.

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Thank TomLizTravels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The food was amazing. We started with a pasta dish of garloc oil fettucine with loads of other complex bits, then moved on to the catch of the day (grouper). really worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$38 - $55
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 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

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