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Il Giardino Degli Aranci

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Via Torres 38, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy
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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place just blew our mind! We were strolling around looking for somewhere to eat and just behind a few orange and lime trees we could see this cute little restaurant overlooking the valley and Palermo down below...we wondered this is going to be expensive but decided to stay and eat due to its beautiful view and location..and it did... More 

Thank lorna29
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Tim F
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank mitzi-meow
Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Max A W
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234 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank 123321_11
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank Mary D
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Derek R
Southlake, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $54
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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?