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Antica Trattoria San Giovanni

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Via Giacomo Matteotti 34, 90037 Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily, Italy
+39 0918561025
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This Trattoria was recommended to us by locals and we were not disappointed. Don't expect a menu, the owner will fill you in on the specials of the day. Fresh homemade pasta, perfectly grilled variety of meat, yummy veggies and of course a huge bowl of local oranges, mandarines and grapefruit. Ordering was fun! In between our very limited knowledge... More 

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Province of Palermo, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This family run establishment is a true find, off the beaten track but well worth the visit. There are no menus as such, and the Signora tells you the dishes on offer. Then the experience begins, wonderful ham, cheese, salami, dried tomatoes etc. followed by homemade pasta dishes and then probably the best steak in Sicily!

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

You have to try this trattoria. This family operation turns out the best food you will ever eat. Everything was amazing especially the homemade pasta. Try the local specialty, pasta with pistachio sauce. You will think you died and went to heaven.

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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I cannot fault this friendly family-run restaurant. The food was delicious. We visited it 3 times, and each time was better than the previous. Some of the best meat that I have eaten anywhere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Came to this family run restaurant on a tripadvisor recommendation and wasn't disappointed. The most amazing pistachio pasta, delicious meats and a great cassata del forno. Very friendly family run this jewel in the mountains near Palermo. Make the trip. You won't be disappointed.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

The owners have been in the restaurant for 50 years. All the food was cooked fresh and from the moment we walked in they treated us as if we were family. The food was beyond amazing and was cooked by the couple that owns it. And there was soooooo much of it. I definitely would go back and recommend it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 34, 90037 Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Piana degli Albanesi
  • Phone Number: +39 0918561025

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