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“A welcome change to the norm”
Review of Ristorante Cin Cin

Ristorante Cin Cin
Ranked #150 of 1,734 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $66
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Politeama
Potton
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A welcome change to the norm”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We chose to eat here based on the reviews and they were absolutely right! The food lived up to expectation using local ingredients in a more interesting way. Having gone through the markets I had found it difficult to understand why others haven't taken the message on board that the produce available here has more to offer in terms of style without changing its Country routes and presentation. Well done! Yummy Scrummy food at its best.

Visited September 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First class family business”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful good coming out of Vincenzo and mama Lucia's family kitchen. Great service in perfect English and the food is fantastic. Don't miss the almond and Amaretto semi freddo dessert. Really recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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victoria
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Palrmo - so so, this restaurant - fantastic!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

This restayrant was near our hotel (The Ucciardhome) and the bell that had to be rung made us finally realize it was open. The waiter (and owner - I think) was fantastic. Our best meal at a fair price in all of Italy. The buffalo mozzarella was fabulous. Wine perfect. All in all - a great experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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North Carolina
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Surprise surprise!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Real Sicilian specialties, with an eye to service that tourists appreciate but not pandering to tourists--instead giving them a taste of the real Sicily.
The surprise was that this was one of the included meals in our tour!
Usually tour groups don't get to eat in such fine spots!
Definitely superior. We were served a type of pasta, a cut, I had not seen before and bought before leaving Sicily. Spaccatelli

  • Visited May 2013
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10024
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“Multiple Visits”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I have eaten at Cin Cin on multiple visits to Palermo.i find this type do cooking preferable to the typical "tourist Sicilian food". It is easy to distinguish that the menu and the preparation is done by people with an intimate knowledge of food, wine pairings and local ingredients.

I will be back again, the food is superb as is the service.

If you are English speaking the owner lived in the US which is helpful.

Do not leave Palermo without a visit here.

  • Visited August 2013
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