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Trattoria Familiare da Michele & Jolanda

#57 of 1,267 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Cappuccini 12, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 359 1775
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on our way to see the catacombs. Just get it and let Michele and Iolanda welcome you a old friends. The food is typical and amazingly good (the caponata was actually better than the one my grandmother makes!), the prices are low and the whole experience is really worth getting a bit away from the city... More 

Thank Cindya I
Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We found this tiny place by chance, walking from Capella Palatina to Catacombe dei Cappucini. Michele is very friendly, we took the set menu, which was delicius, but among all, the caponata was simply fantastic, the best we have tried in Sicily during our two weeks.

Thank Lengyelek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Michele was very lively and funny. The food with ingredient from the family farm was very tasty ,especially the ricotta and the different cheeses. the arancini were light and tasty. we had very good pasta al sardine and excellent caponata.

Thank Layla K
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Michele was super warm, we had the best cannoli ever and then he invited us to try his arancini (without charging them) just because we asked him where could we find the best. Italian gestures at its maximum expression, simple and familiar trattoria. Grazie Michele!!

Thank Carolina R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We walked out of the Palazzo Reale starving for a good lunch. Something about museums makes you hungry. We stumbled on Michele and Jolanda's restaurant, Trattoria Familiare. It looked welcoming so we thought we'd give it a try. It was amazing. Home cooked traditional Sicilian fare. We had the three course fixed price meal. What a treat. If you're in... More 

1 Thank Lee M
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Terrible food - really terrible. The pasta is undercooked and the sauce tastes like washing-up liquid. We fled before eating the dessert. Check the good reviews: many are from reviewers with no other reviews.

1 Thank Teagra
Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is the place to be! Absolutely number one in Palermo! Delicious pasta, home made wine, amazing atmosphere and great people! Definitely would recommend, owner of the trattoria is such a welcome and warm person!

Thank Agnieszka R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We walked past randomly and sat down for a quick lunch on our walk through Palermo. The owner is a great person that immediately made us feel welcome, and even though he only spoke Italian we understood everything he was telling us (gesturing a lot) =). You don't HAVE to eat the whole menu and it's also cheaper if you... More 

Thank Margareta S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Maybe Michele is a kind and outgoing person but the food... OMG... is just awful and that is a mediocre judgment. And 45€??? Really?

1 Thank zvasoula
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It was the greatest experience to visit such a kind of trattoria! The dishes were very tasty. I love this friendly family! Papa Michele fed me a lot and gave me take away) I'll recommend this trattoria to all my friends )

Thank Nenasty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cappuccini 12, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 340 359 1775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?