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L'Ottava Nota

#14 of 1,272 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Petrolia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank TomLizTravels
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Corkranger
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

From the moment we walked in we felt cared for, attentive service with english spoken...Prices just 20% above alot we tried but worth every penny, found a great veneto wine priced low from 2008 which was a delight..100 euros for 2 with 2 dishes each and a bottle of wine... very good left feeling we had value and excellence.

Thank RobertsonTours
Kingston, New York
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

During a visit for work, stayed next doors, so stopped by for dinner. Wasn't disappointed. The most memorable remains the lovely glass of recommended Sicilian red wine. The starter, which was something of an interesting salad, soup combo dish, was excellent. The main course was a bit of a let down, perhaps because the starter raised expectations significantly. The spread... More 

1 Thank GAfromupstateNY
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

The gastronomic highlight of our two weeks in Sicily. Creative, imaginative and very, very tasty. Good size portions here too so no rip-off nouvelle cuisine in sight. Charming, laid-back and knowledgeable service combined with an intimate contemporary interior and good wine list equaled a recipe for success on our last night in Sicily. Highly recommend. James, Berenice and Helga

Thank James T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

We had a pleasant meal. Fine gaspacho as starter, we would not have missed the octopus. Fish was brilliant in contrary to the salad which did not meet our expectations. Very friendly and good sevice,

3 Thank Dieter K
Province of Naples, Italy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015

We dined at L'Ottava Nota on 21/08/15. It was our last night in Palermo and we were staying practically next door. My husband had "Corde con Tenerumi" as a starter (pasta with sea urchin) - he thought it was delicious. As a main we shared the grilled catch of the day and enjoyed that very much too. The venue is... More 

2 Thank Rosemary P
Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was our New Years Eve dinner. Delicious food, but less-than-exciting interior and vibe. For a restaurant rated so highly, I was surprised by the food, service, atmosphere and vibe. I felt the restaurant lacking in soul and the food was good, but not spectacular. Tip: scout it out first and make sure you take transportation there and back. It's... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were staying across the street from L'Ottava Nota and shopped in for an early dinner. The meal turned out to be our best in Palermo. The interior is modern with a quiet, elegant feel. The food matched the surroundings. We had several tuna dishes, as tuna was in season, and all were excellently prepared. The service was attentive without... More 

1 Thank Mary L

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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
Average prices
$38 - $54
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 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
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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