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Trattoria Simpaty

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Via Piano di Gallo 18 | Mondello, 90151 Mondello, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 454470
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place through a Rick Stein reference, which was useful as there are so many places to eat in Mondello. It is more upscale than we expected but given the high quality of the food, it was good value for money. We sat outside, which had a much nicer atmosphere than inside. Service was excellent and all of the... More 

Thank PB&PA
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Was amazed by the mediocre rating. Arrived for a late (2.30pm) lunch everything perfect. Goodness knows I'm a difficult so and so, and have visited Sicily many times. We had Bruschetta, fried squid, spagetti with sea urchins and a fresh tuna tartare. All was excellent with the bruschetta and tartare being exceptionnal. The house Sicilian Merlot was also very good.... More 

Thank SWParis
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Great location very good service but food I had poor. Frest langastines not great and the whole dish tasted like a tub of salt had been poured over it. Why the chief would not taste the food they serve beats me. Overall poor.sorry.

Thank Steve B
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Ate a family lunch with two fussy children.We all Just wanted pasta & most of pasta comes with seafood. Hubbie ate Spaghetti vongole & I had spaghetti with mussels..both done with good pasta & tasty sauce. Kids delighted with their pasta pomodore.

Thank Sarah29
Guildford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2016

We stayed in Mondell ofor a few days recently and the owner of the apartment we rented recommended the past frutti di mare at Sympaty (note it is Sympaty not Sympathy!) on the sea front in the village. We were not disappointed, a table in the sun in February while England was cold and wet, and sea food pasta with... More 

Thank JonG0108
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2015

Food was average. Service--terrible/not honest. They brought us a wrong dish which we sent back, then brought the SAME incorrect food back slopped over some greens--still not the correct dish, so we didn't eat it. They (the waiter and then the owner) nastily insisted that we pay for it, saying we had eaten half of it--not true! The waiter had... More 

Thank Carolyn13
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Friendly trattoria in nice setting. Mussel dish had lovely sauce though had better mussels elsewhere. Fresh fish of the day very tasty.

1 Thank 53tl
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2015

We eat there because we did not pay attention to the awards. We thought that a restaurants with so many awards cannot be bad. It can be because the awards are from 2007. Shell pasta was terrible: bland, sand in it, no parsley (even that it was in the dish description). Worst risotto ever, not creamy, no taste, cold sea... More 

Thank DanV70
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Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice setting, grilled fish was excellent and shellfish good. However prawn dishes were average and lack of English by waiter brought some miscommunication. However waiter was very nice. Also relaxed atmosphere.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We went there on last night of our holiday- service was spot on. Location right on water front. Slightly older clientele than some of other places we tried- more sophisticated and less 'buzzy' but very nice. Black lobster pasta was delicious (and a very generous portion!!)

Thank overseasproperty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $50
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Piano di Gallo 18 | Mondello, 90151 Mondello, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo  >  Mondello
  • Phone Number: +39 091 454470

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