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Nino u' Ballerino

#155 of 1,272 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Corso Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile 76, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 339 695 0106
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Nino is a legacy. He had built a career and a business around the typical spleen sandwich. His place is for people interested in an authentic spleen sandwich!

Thank PalermoStreetFoodMGT
Rosebud, Australia
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182 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Coming into Palermo this is a must to enjoy the ancient street food, I have been coming here at least 4 times, the food is fresh and the people are friendly!

Thank Carmela D
Sliema, Malta
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We stumbled upon this street food gem on our way from the Zisa Palace to the centre in Palermo and decided to stop for a quick lunch. The street food is amazing. I had a Panino con milza and a couple of arancini and I was in street food heaven. the place looks like a worker's place, but it is... More 

Thank Etienne B
Ontario, Canada
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185 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

While debating trying the foccaceria, we just had to do it! It was definitely different, but EXCELLENT! Just don't think about what you're eating as you're eating it and you'll quite enjoy the unique taste. Nino and the rest of the staff were quite welcoming and made sure we had a good experience. Great for food on the go!

Thank JourneyDawn715
Vienna, Austria
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you want to have good cheap bite, you will not regret. Keep in mind the place is crowded, service non existing, hygiene questionable, but - Panini con Milza something you will remember - but have stomach ready for something special - Pizza actually tastes also very good and is a good alternative if Milza is something you dont dare... More 

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New York City, New York
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

If you really want to be a traveler then you have to eat some local specialities! You should eat here "Focaccia con milza" (I recommend without cheese, just squeeze half lemon on the dark meat) and also Focaccia with Crocche' and finally Focaccia with Panelle. A cold beer will make it perfect.

1 Thank Fabio_NY
Rosebud, Australia
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182 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

well I had not eaten anything like this before in my life! and I loved it, the food was fresh and all the locals eat here, it is street food, and you must visit this place if you come to Palermo

1 Thank Carmela D
Madison, New Jersey
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

If you are visiting Palermo and are looking for an excellent local traditional food to try this is your place! I look forward to it each time I visit the Island and make sure to stop by at least a couple times during my trip.Nino's is an local hit famous for its Palermo "panino con la milza" (a traditional street... More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

This was an incredibly fun place to eat. The counter faces the street and there are several tables by the street curb and barrels to dump your paper trash in. We had to try Nino's Signature street food - calf's spleen sandwiches. Sounds yucky, tastes delicious. Then went on to have pasta with salmon, caponata, eggplant and mozzarella on toast,... More 

Thank Tracylmp
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209 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

One of the top street food venues, just on the edge of the centre, to where locals travel to have their lunch or dinner in Palermo. Lunch menu is certainly better. One can either take one of the Sicilian dishes away or sit and eat there on plastic tables. (The street food in Sicily is perhaps one of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Fast Food, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile 76, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 339 695 0106

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