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Il Pakkaro

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Piazza Madrice 8, 91023, Sicily, Italy
328 0613380
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming trattoria at the central square . Go for "bomba" (spicy seafood pasta) , swordfish. Friendly service . Mixed fish plate could be better though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great and the welcoming staff is even better! While we were waiting to be seated they took some spare chairs from the back and they offer us wine! Then during the dinner the waiters were fun and attentive! It definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Luc_Fu
Burg (Spreewald), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

a small menue but with very delicious meals all preparated in a traditional sicilian/favaignanese way for absolutely fair prices. The owner and cook of the restaurant is really friendly and creates a welcoming atmosphere in this little place.

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Thank Hans M
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

After a very long search we found a little restaurant in the corner of a square of Favignana but unfortunately it only made fish therefore we asked the chef if he could have made something other than fish because I had a son allergic to fish. Therefore he said to us he could buy some meat at the butchers shop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Excellent value at Pakkaro, it's tucked away at the back of the main square and is more basic than other places, with prices that seem to reflect this. They certainly don't reflect the quality of the food though, which was superb! The fiorentina of tuna with pistachios was the standout dish, just a huge slab of tuna steak cooked to... More 

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Thank IanandBeth
Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We came here at first because the prices on the menu were cheaper than other local restaurants, but it looked authentic, and we like good food... As we were asking ourselves what to get, a couple who was leaving the restaurant said 'if you want a great experience, just tell the boss that you let him choose...' and that's what... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a great find!! This place might be easy to miss, if you're easily distracted by the bars and restaurants in the middle of the piazza, so you should do whatever you can to seek it out! DELICIOUS fresh food, with the owner (grandson of the original owner) working the tables, with his wife and friends in the kitchen. A... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The placement, besides the church in the main square, is quite romantic. this is a simple place whose charm is largely due to the pleasant and uncomplicated way the owner and the staff manage with their guests. It is not an expensive place - a fact which can be really appreciated after some days in Favignana - offering simple but... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We were there in low season (May). The food was very good and the price incredible for what we got. Also the owners are very nice, they even gave us the recipy of their delicious couscous a la favignanese (try it when you are there). While in Favignana some places can look like tourist traps, this was not the impression... More 

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Thank Andrea R
Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

If you love fish, this is the place to go!! Giuseppe, the son of the previous owner, and his wife make the most amazing fish dishes for a select number of guests, as there are only two tables inside. On a warm evening you can sit outside in the church square and enjoy the flow of dishes that arrive at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Madrice 8, 91023, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aegadian Islands  >  Isola di Favignana
  • Phone Number: 328 0613380

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