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“Nothing special”

Ristorantino da Spano
Ranked #162 of 1,785 Restaurants in Palermo
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sergio and Angela Spano run the restaurant since 2004. Both come from families of restaurateurs who have passed on their passion and love for the traditional cuisine of Palermo, the same passion that today move in their work, seeking the scents and flavors of the past and selecting all the raw materials with care. Caponata, Sardinian warbler, daisies ca n'ciova, squid ink pasta with sea urchins, fresh fish of the Mediterranean, they explode like a vortex of fragrances giving you a blast from the past.
Reviewed December 31, 2013

The place is nice and the waiters are friendly but the food is nothing special. I have eaten better dishes in other restaurants. Moreover the food is not abundant and extremely expensive and you realize that only at the end becuase there are no menu available. Next time, I will go somewhere else.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Very good food and service.
Natural tastes, with delicate touch of lemon mad olive oil all with very fresh ingredients.
English is not spoken so online Google translate will be handy :)

Thank Ohad C
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Che dire, la qualità e la quantità accoppiata alla cordialità, fa di questo ristorantino un luogo stupendo. Dopo la sontuosa cena con meraviglie culinarie "sfornate" al momento senza lunghe attese, siamo tornati anche un paio di giorni dopo anche per il pranzo.
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The best in Palermo I'd you want fresh fish cooked their typical way. We had a marvellous dinner and after a few days, went back for lunch as well. Just to be sure of having a good meal, before leaving the city. Well worth it.
Ronnie.

Thank Ronnie C
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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

I am a chef visiting Italy to eat. I came to Palermo to eat fish, and Da Spanò surpassed my expectations. Classic Sicilian preparations with a delicate touch, elegantly presented but not over-dressed. Fish is sourced from the Capo Mercato a few feet away, and couldn't be fresher. Many of the dishes are from the classic Sicilian repertoire, polpetini di sarde, swordfish involtini, stuffed calamari, etc., but prepared with a fresh perspective and attention to detail.

Service was friendly and welcoming. I felt like I belonged even as an obvious tourist. No pretension, no pandering to tourists, just graceful, generous treatment.

Lovely selection of Sicilian wines.

Somehow I was lucky enough to have rented an apartment on airbnb one block from Da Spano. Many restaurants in Palermo are touristy, trashy, overpriced, overrated, or chaotic. Da Spano was just great good, reasonably priced, comfortably environment, warm service.

Big thanks to Sergio and Angela for the excellent meals.

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We went to Ristorantino da Spanò for an authentic Sicilian seafood dinner on the advice of a local couple who have eaten there many times. We were not disappointed. The food was fresh, excellently prepared and very tasty. We also enjoyed the delicious bread that was served with our meal. Our one disappointment was that the wine we chose was not available, nor was our second choice. We would definitely go there again.

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Thank Part-time-Fiorentini
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