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Il Giardino Degli Aranci

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Via Torres 38, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Not as bad as Covo del Pirata in Cefalù, but not that good, either. The linguine con frutti di mare was overly salted! The fish over baked. Very fishy taste overall. Go somewhere else if a view is not important!

Thank John P
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We stopped in here for lunch. The restaurant is set among orange and fruit trees and and has great views of Palermo. I had the caponata and my husband had mussels, and both were very good. We'd definitely return.

Thank 212judyg
New York
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The terrace of this restaurant has a sweeping view of Palermo, its harbor and the Mediterranean beyond. We went on a Sunday afternoon after Mass in the Monreale Cathedral. We were six. We stayed for 3 hours. The food was great, the wine was terrific but best of all the service was warm, friendly and attentive. Most everyone else there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We had lunch on a rainy day and the view was still great. Sicilian antipasti, pastas, meat dishes (the one they serve on a salt slab was great). No pizzas for lunch :( Can easily recommend this. Service was slow, but then they did have a group of some 60 people which they accommodated parallel to us and since they... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The terrace of this restaurant has a panoramic view of Palermo to die for, day or night. We at there twice. The first time we had the most expensive fish appetizer, followed by two more courses, and were impressed with the former and moderately satisfied with the latter. The second time just about everything was awful: the service was excruciatingly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Veeery good, but we were in a hurry...the food LOOKS very nice, but for the taste I can't say anything special...it is good, but especially nice to see, the taste is quite..average. They have a nice view on Palermo. Oh, the service is perfect, in every moment there is someone for sure, three waiters are walking around, checking if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very good service but be aware they don't open until about 8:30pm. There was a large party there but this did not affect the good service. Seafood fixed menu was delightful and included very large servings (we could have shared a meal and been well fed. Very nice view from the terrace too!

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

When we visited this restaurant there was also a large family party taking place which I think is common for this restaurant - it certainly added interest to the evening. The service was very friendly and the food was good - we ate from the €18 prezzo fisso menu. The antipasti was very good, primi piatti passable and secondi good.... More 

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Southlake, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

we were recommended by the owner of the eldest bakery in town, Modena (off the beaten path, two blocks) and we went there recommended by the cathedral administrator. The locale is excellent, not a tourist place, but a restaurant. The owners and son take care of you. Service is great, the view "superb". The food delicious. Overlooking Palermo. Unbelievable prices.

Thank Guillermo V
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We usually avoid any restaurant directly on the tourist trail from coach park to major attraction but made an exception for il Giardino degli Aranci because of reviews on here and the stunning location looking across the valley beyond Monreale. It turned out to be a delight. Charming service from Giuseppe, good food (the patatini were specially good) and a... More 

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Giardino Degli ... M, Proprietario at Il Giardino Degli Aranci, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $54
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Torres 38, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Monreale
  • Phone Number: 0916402573

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