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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Italian Restaurant
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“The Royal Palace of Palermo (11th-12th centuries) is the main monument to represent the wealth and political and cultural power of the Norman kingdom, a model of Arab-Norman architecture. An ancient Islamic Castrum erected on pre-existing Punic origins, from 1072 it became the residence of the Norman sovereigns. Its Torre Pisana (second quarter of the 12th century) is a unique example of a fortified tower, similar to those of the Norman donjon, whose plan is similar to ifriqeni Islamic models. La Joharia (mid-12th century) includes Sala dei Venti and Sala di Ruggero. The Sala dei Venti, or of the four columns, derives its architecture from the durqa'a, the inner courtyard of the Islamic ifriqeni and Fatimid palaces. It is preserved intact and is in fact one of the best preserved examples of this architectural typology in the medieval Mediterranean. Sala di Ruggero is characterized by impressive mosaics that cover the walls and the cross vault with profane, hunting and paradisiac scenes. The mosaics of Stanza di Ruggero, together with the fragments preserved in the Pisan Tower and the mosaic panel of Sala della Fontana in Palazzo della Zisa, are rare examples of profane decorations, distinguished by the significant presence of figurative elements derived from Islamic and Sassanid culture.. A widespread genre in the Byzantine courtly world of which today there are no traces except in historical sources.”
  • 123 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“ you can taste typical Palermo food. Such as: Pane con le panelle, Pane con la meusa.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sicilian ancient way of cooking and eating. All around a table. Sharing meal is an old palermitan tradition of hospitality.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Adorabile bistrot ricavato ristrutturando i locali della storica Libreria Dante, di cui mantiene l'insegna. Anche per vegani e celiaci # Adorable bistro obtained by renovating the premises of the historic Libreria Dante, which keeps the sign. Also for vegans and celiacs”
  • 62 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Many locals would describe Frida as the best pizzeria in Palermo. Here you can ‘build’ the pizza of your dreams: choose between thin or tick crusts, the flour you like the most and the best ingredients. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Lo street food palermitano, fantastico ed economico. Tipical Sicilian Street Food, the best in town”
  • 47 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Sicilian artisan burgers and fried dishes, really delicious. Special diets: vegetarian friendly, fegan Options, gluten Free options. €€”
  • 35 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“For authentic traditional food just behind Piazza S.Anna and very close to Vucciria market, very cosy atmosphere.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bistro
“tipica via pedonale nel centro storico palermitano - nice and historical pedestrian street”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A very suggestive restaurant, where you can go if you want to spend a special dinner during your stay! It's not so cheap, but you're going to eat incredibly good. Fish is tasty, and they also have typical sicilian food. Pasta is very delicious, give it a try!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Quattro Canti o Piazza Villena è il nome di una piazza ottagonale all'incrocio dei due principali assi viari di Palermo: la via Maqueda e il Cassaro, oggi Via Vittorio Emanuele (antica via di origine fenicia, collegante l'acropoli e il Palazzo dei Normanni al mare), a metà circa della loro lunghezza. Essi rappresentano la divisione della città in quattro grandi quartieri, detti mandamenti: Palazzo Reale, Monte di Pietà, Castellammare e Tribunali.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“this is where the locals go for a hearty Sicilian meal.The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere inviting and cosy.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The Buatta restaurant offers traditional and at the same time original dishes, paying particular attention to the choice of raw materials, in full respect of the seasonality of the products and recipes of the Sicilian and Palermo populated cuisine. Hence the triumph of taste and history of the caponata, of pasta with sardines, of sfincione, of sardines with beccafico and, of course, of cannolo and cassata: a triumph of a traditional lunch. Even street food is reinvented for a new experience, to be enjoyed at the table.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nightlife Spot
“Outdoor nightclub, right on the beach with a beautiful view of Cefalu! VIP tables are available, (VERY reasonable pricing) complete with your own bottle of alcohol, large fruit dish, and your own server. Excellent music, perfect for dancing. Cheap drink prices. Lively, busy bar. Very fun! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Wonderful Landascape for an Aperitivo. Good cocktails, music, concert and food”
  • 33 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Cucina fatta in casa! ottimo per pranzo cena e super economico! Amazing dishes, drinks and very nice atmosphere based on fans of Palermo Football club, homemade cousine, cheap!”
  • 28 locals recommend