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Ristorante Cin Cin

#138 of 1,313 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Daniele Manin 22, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 (0)91 6124095
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is a bit anonymous, but the food is great: had fish and it was fresh and well cooked. Efficient and impeccable service even if the staff don't know what a smile. A place where we'd definitely go back.

Thank DanGrayMTB
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, as was the service but we were a little disappointed with the menu. It wasn't as extensive as we expected and we would have repeated our visit if there had been more choice. Still well worth a visit, though.

Thank JohnLD1949
Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

OMG We recently took a private cooking class with Chef Vincenzo Clemente at his restaurant in Palermo called in Cin Cin. The class started with a tour of a local market as this is where he buys the food for his restaurant and he stopped and got us different variety of local food.. In this hands on class, we made... More 

Thank Wayne J
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It was our first meal of a very long trip to Italy and this was still one of my favorites many stops later. I'd highly recommend stopping in to Ristorante Cin Cin if you are every in Palermo. It was a quiet setting with an engaging host and a well prepared, authentic meal.

Thank Jim S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We are at this wonderful, highly rated family run restaurant on our first nite as a prelude to doing a hands on cooking class the next morning. Our meal that nite was fabulous in a simple but pretty restaurant tucked away in a small alley. The service was excellent as Vincenzo Clemente (the owner/Chef) delights in explaining and advising on... More 

Thank samuel p
Washington, DC
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We have been dining at Cin Cin for several years when we visit Palermo and it is always a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant sits just off Via Liberta' so it is away from the crowds and is very private and restful. Vincenzo is always an excellent host and makes great food and wine recommendations while Mama cooks up a... More 

Thank bellacane
Marlborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Having much enjoyed the morning with Vincenzo in the market, buying and snacking under his expert supervision, we then went to his restaurant for an intensive cookery course. Even the experienced cooks amongst our small group learned a lot of new skills and information about Sicilian ingredients and cuisine. We then feasted on the lunch we had cooked. Our charming... More 

Thank wilkbedwyn
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I was in Palermo for a little over three weeks :) Happened to be staying close to this restaurant. Once I went and met Vincenzo and his family and had their food, I was hooked!! Ate here four times, consistently good food and some great wines!! No negatives for me, enjoyed every meal. Ciao

Thank Joseph F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

They had an eggplant appetizer with seafood that was interesting and unlike anything I've had before. Lasagna like layers but not too heavy. Fresh seafood and tasty pastas abound and excellent service. A nice spot.

Thank jverrillo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We visited on Sunday 1 May; some other restaurants were closed for the holiday and we found this place by accident but we were very pleased we did. The owner was very friendly and helpful (and spoke fluent English which is good because my Italian is limited!) Food and wine were reasonably priced and we had an excellent evening.

Thank Steve_Roc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $66
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Daniele Manin 22, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Politeama
  • Neighborhood: Politeama
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)91 6124095

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