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“Authentic Sicilian Food from sea food to the meat and Pizza!”

Villa San Giovanni degli Eremiti
Ranked #24 of 1,707 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Authentic Sicilian Food from sea food to the meat and Pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

I liked to be guided thought the menu from the owner that has so much enthusiasm in what he created in the center of historical center of Palermo. They have many kinds of home made pasta and a very gorgeous menu.
I recommend to ask about their Pan Pizza instead of regular bread because is delicious with their antipasti (colorful and fresh)
Location is hidden in a beautiful garden close to St. John Of Hermits Gardens and near the Cappella Palatina of the King palace.
Only one note: Check the items you ordered in your final receipt and be clear in what you want to order. It happens that they are so busy to bring you stuff you haven't ordered and then you have to eat it :-)

  • Visited February 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best pasta I had in Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a small family onwed restaurant that produces hand made pasta.
It is close to Capela Palatina
Don't miss it if you are in this área.

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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Home made pasta to die for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

We had the home made pasta that was amazing!! It was a bit pricy 15€ for the dish but worth it.. If you are pasta people ask for one of the dishes with the home made pasta- the best we had in palermo!! :)

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best Seafood in Sicily”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

If you go to Palermo, YOU MUST go to Villa San Giovanni degli Eremiti. I went here with my husband and we walked out both in agreement it was one of the best meals we ever had. We started with the assortment of seafood appetizers - lightly fried whitefish in chickpea flour with riccotta, calamari fritti, grilled octopus, octopus in olive and caper tapenade. I had the scorpata with shaved black truffles and my husband had the shrimp ravioli. I've never had fish prepared so tenderly and moist. Of course, the meal was complete with a quartino of white wine.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Alex F
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The worst experience in our whole trip to Sicily.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

When we arrived to this restaurant we are the only guests. It was pretty clear that the place was very touristic and you couldn't expect great delicatessen, but we were hungry, so we ordered pizza. After 25 minutes of waiting it didn't arrive yet. However, other guests that arrived later were being served. We reminded the waiter about the pizza and he told it would arrive soon. 15 minutes later (after a total of 40 minutes waiting) pizzas were still not served and "coming soon". We got up and walked away, because the waiting was becoming just ridiculous. And - what a surprise - we were followed by 2 people from the restaurant shouting at us and demanding to pay for 2 glasses of water that we had (and that were actually part of the offer with pizza). They were extremely rude and didn't even try to apologize for our waiting so long.
Place to avoid at any cost. They just want to get money out of the tourists and don't care about the service at all.

  • Visited October 2013
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