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Via Marina Garibaldi, 67, Sicily, Italy
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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This place is quite well known amongst the locals, and for good reasons. Whether you decide to go there for breakfast, lunch, dinner or after dinner is your own choice: the important thing is you go at least once! Great arancini, ice creams, coffee... Do yourself a favour and just pop in!

Thank Alexaj70
Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We stayed for a week in Lipari and had our lunch at Papisca nearly every day since it it conveniently situated just beside the Canneto beach. The food was really nice, you get your arancinis, insalata di polpettos and melanzane ripienis here, not forgetting the gelato. The service was really friendly, it may have helped that one of our party... More 

Thank JohannaFinn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are after some buffet style Italian cuisine this is the place to go. They have a great spread at lunch & are always offering some sort of appetizer for no charge. The staff is friendly & prices are very cheap when you compare it to the remainder of Italy.

Thank Robert P
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Papisca makes their own gelato which is the best in Lipari. They have freshly baked pastries, great granite and briosches. They stay open late with a variety of cocktails, beer and local wine to choose from and lots of stuzzichini. A nice relaxing atmosphere, friendly service and a great view of the beach.

Thank Josie M
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

For a "street food" too expencive, although very good. We paid more than 40 eur for two dishes and icecram. For same kind of food we paid in Ustica only 20 EUR.

Thank Daniel H
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We came to the island of Lipari to stay with a friend in Canneto. I have to say our Italian was minimal however the staff at Papisca were very accommodating. Their Gelato is amazing and they make a great Cappuccino. We became regulars in the two weeks we stayed here. My only thing that may be counted as negative is... More 

Thank Gemken13
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2015

Not many places were open over Easter so we stumbled into this one which served small little dishes to select from the counter. The rabbit was really nice. Full and half portions available. Not particularly cheap but ok.

Thank Dorni01
Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is my only bad eating experience in all of Sicily and Italy, in many years of regular travel there. The food is marginal, but the employees here are surly and mean. There are no prices posted, so they charge locals a small amount and tourists an excessive amount. Our meal was the most expensive I have had anywhere in... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2014

Local cafe that's open late -- seems to be the town watering hole. Desserts & bar, what else could you ask for.

Thank lazierbug
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fantastic place! Beautiful food for lunches, all homemade! All sicilian specialities are presented on the day, excellent gelatos - the best on the island, big cappuccinos, quick and kind staff (rarity for Sicily)!

Thank Helga107

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Marina Garibaldi, 67, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Lipari

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