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Il Ballo del Mattone


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


Italian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice local place to taste some local/Italian cuisine. Quality of the food was great! Service, ok. Menu is only in the board! Ambient and mood, very cool!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank lutejero
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We've had dinner at Il Ballo del Mattone several dozen times over the last nine years. As you might guess - it's a favorite of ours, despite the occasional off days. We love the funky decor and vibe, and have always enjoyed the owners -...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank MwalimuK
Reviewed April 18, 2017

The front of store says nothing of what you find inside, GREAT FOOD. friendly staff, 70's music flowing with aromas of Raviole Zucca, and fine wine. The place is clad with memorabilia from Argentine Rock concert posters and other curiosities. The food was excellent we...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

The restaurant was blocks from where we were staying so we decided to check it out. When we walked in, I remarked to my husband that there was a urine smell, but he didn't notice it. After we sat inside for awhile and saw the...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Not bad, no great. Ambience and service are both good. There are not that many restaurants open in this part of Palermo sundays.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Too expensive for the food they offer a robbery. Menu is written with pencil in the blackboard in Italian with a waitress girl trying to explain in terrible English! Disaster The list of good wines but also written on blackboard,terrible! Walls and floor very dirty....More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place for third time and needed to write a review on it now! The ambiance is wonderful for lunch time, you need to get there early otherwise you might not find a table. In my last trip to Buenos Aires, I went...More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We love Italian food and were staying nearby on our holiday. We all had pasta and loved the flavours. They are very generous servings. I had Spaghetti Frutti del Mare . It was very generous with its seafood . The service was very good and...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank jackirmic
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Small quaint Italian spot in Palermo with great food, wine, and music. Staff is really cool and I can't say enough about the food...really good!!!

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank nikkigfoster
Reviewed June 14, 2015

The people of Il ballo has combined Italian cuisine, family work, art and good music, which takes it to another level of classic Italian restaurant. There is more than one and that the one on the corner of Gorriti and Carranza opens Sunday at noon....More

Date of visit: June 2015
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