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“excellent innovative food”
Review of L'Ottava Nota

L'Ottava Nota
Ranked #16 of 1,735 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $56
Cuisines: Italian, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Old Town, creative cuisine Tradition and innovation, experience and continuous search for new combinations. The creative cuisine is never out of nowhere, the ingredients and techniques of traditional cuisine, especially of a land rich in flavors such as ours Sicily, are always a starting point, a cultural background, a continuous path that leads to new experiences flavor. Contrasts that come out is often concealed the success of an unforgettable recipe. Three rooms - a sort of "projection of an internalized landscape" according to the description of the author of the project - will welcome you in a comfortable and seductive where the sight, taste, smell, and feel of our dishes will involve in a contamination of the senses, even your hearing and enjoying them... you can hear "The Eighth Note".
California USA
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10 reviews
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“excellent innovative food”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We ate at L'Ottava Nota twice during our stay in Palermo. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Everything was good from the appetizers, main courses and desserts. On our first visit we all had had the primo (pasta) dishes and on our second visit we all chose dishes from the second (meat and fish) dishes. Every dish was wonderful.

  • Visited May 2014
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Ehrendingen, Switzerland
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“average dining experience”
Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

we expected a lot after having had wonderfull meals in Palermo at lower ranked restaurants. the location is nice and modern. the food was unfortunately only avarage. one of the main courses was delivered 20 minutes later than all other without any apology or explanation. we left without coffee or desert and were not even asked by the waiters. if you want to spend an exceptional evening and receive a real sicilian service than go somewhere else. would certainly not recommend the place.

Visited April 2014
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United States
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed at a hotel right next to the restaurant called Abattelis Luxury, which was also very good and struck lucky having this as the closest restaurant.

Really excellent restruant and service. Had dinner twice and everything good. Fish and pasta in particular, also recommend the canolo for dessert. It was a full every night mid week so a reservation is probably required.

  • Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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“Great location and service”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were staying over the road at Butera28 so the location could not have been better. The ambiance and service were excellent. The food was pretty good. Perhaps we could have order better as some of the dishes were too rich.

Visited March 2014
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Boston
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“Excellent in every way”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fine dining in a very attractive space! We liked L'ottava nota so much that we dined there twice during our 8 night stay in Palermo. The food is delicious and creative, the service is attentive and professional, waiters are friendly and very knowledgeable about everything on the menu as well as how the food is prepared. The decor is sleek and modern yet the chairs are really comfortable. For appetizers we had macco of fava beans with baby squid and fresh ricotta - loved it. A soup of pureed spinach with mozzarella di bufala was impeccably made, so purist and so delicious. Both the paccheri with scallops and the tagliatelle with funghi and asparagi and Sicilian white truffle were scrumptious. The carpaccio of spigola with tomato, rugola, capers and pine nuts was an interesting twist on the usual version of fish carpaccio, as the other ingredients made it into something distinctly Sicilian. Everything is made in house, except the bread which is very very good. The wine list is impressive and it's possible to find inexpensive good wines. The cannoli were a fine finish to both meals. I would describe the cuisine as creative Sicilian rather than deconstructed -- more as a reinterpretation of Sicilian classics. If this restaurant were in New York, with these prices, L'ottava nota would have to expand its space to accommodate the crowd.
Complimenti allo Chef e grazie a tutti, da Marta e Stefano.

  • Visited March 2014
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