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Antica Focacceria San Francesco

Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 320264
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“focaccia” (49 reviews)
“arancini” (74 reviews)
“offal” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Fast food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, cheap. The place was crowded so we took some food for takeaway and sat on the piazza outside to eat.

Thank chrissyMadrid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to choose it for lunch. Arrancini, a bread roll with some potatoes and chickpeas. Good but not amazing. Service could be better. Crowded and popular with tourists as well as locals. Nice ambiance inside. Lots of gadgets and stuff on the walls. Generally OK.

Thank Patito_Frito
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It can be crowded, but it is worth to give it a try. It is not really expensive, maybe a bit more if you would buy it on the street. Downstairs and upstairs is a bit like a bistrot, but in the evenings you can...More

Thank Belgy11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upstairs is a restaurant, downstairs almost a cafeteria. Choose your food from the dishes on the counter, pay and then get served. Adequate cooking, food warm rather than hot. Cost only around €15 a head with a glass of wine. A reasonable lunch stop if...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Focacceria during our stay in Palermo. Traditional, authentic, honest streetfood at a fair price. Good and affordable wines as well. In my oppinion definetely recommendable.

Thank Sebastian E
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The real Sicilian food is here. It may sound odd, but the best street food in Palermo is in this establishment. But you shouldn't treat it like a restaurant. Although it has some fine tables and waiters, it is more of a fast food type,...More

Thank Dobri R
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We excitedly visited this classic establishment with high expectations having noticed that it was highly regarded in most guidebooks. Our table of five were seated inside. We had delicious involtini and a good bottle of house wine. However the arancini and panelle fell flat for...More

Thank Auveen M
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped for an afternoon break and had arancine, caponata and milza sandwich (a must try when in Palermo). Everything was delicious. The cafe has a liberty style. Very cool.

Thank Valentina P
Reviewed 31 October 2017

After dragging my wife around Palermo until her feet nearly dropped off, looking in vain for authentic street food we almost opted for table service in the piazza beyond this Focacceria that we eventually stumbled across. We went inside to investigate the menu further, and...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were there for dinner at terrace , the food was tasty,we tried menu which was bit too much however the guy who served us was annoyed,unfriendly,not even watching on us during order or when we spoke to him. Food was good but behaving like...More

Thank Mrtntravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
  • Neighbourhood: Tribunali
  • Phone Number: +39 091 320264
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