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Ristorantino Palazzo Sambuca

#135 of 1,309 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Alloro 26, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 507 6794
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119 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel recommended this family restaurant - one of the few places that offered a la carte for New Year's Eve. In fact I never saw the menu, as I was happy to follow the friendly owners recommendations (something I would not normally do, but the prices were reasonable). Had a potato with swordfish starter, the following risotto was excellent,... More 

Thank uxj
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Owner was extremely friendly and gracious, gave recommendations for places to visit. We had fresh fish appetizers, pasta, and steak entrées - everything was wonderful. Be sure to try the bread sticks - best ever! Homemade hazelnut ice cream topped off the meal.

Thank Sonja D
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This place was recommended to us by our hotel staff, and upon looking at this restaurant tripadvisor rank (130+ at that time), we wondered if its really worth going there. We had a time gap for lunch and decided to give Sambuca a visit. The restaurant is in the beautiful Kalsa district, right on via alloro. It is modernly designed... More 

Thank Rgr_Tht
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This was a delightful evening in so many ways. Alessandro at Abatellis Luxury recommended this restaurant. He promised it was very good. And so it was. We were the only couple in the restaurant. We picked a good night; it was packed the night before. Our host Vincenzo was so very kind to us! This is a family owned restaurant.... More 

Thank Ann G
Kittery, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Palermo. The hotel recommended the restaurant and they were right. The owners welcomed us and made great recommendations. The pastas were perfect al dente. Cacio and Pepe with lime and anchovies was amazing. The tagliatelle with porcini and speck flavorful.

Thank henjy
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A good restaurant if not a great one. Friendly staff provide a warm welcome but the decor is modern and a bit stark to give the place a the right ambience. The food, however, was excellent and whilst I simply had a steak, it was beautifully cooked and the sauce perfectly judged. Not the restaurant's fault, but a party of... More 

Thank AndrewJMS
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance and were very pleased with our visit. The service was fantastic, very friendly and attentive and the maitre d' patiently explained the menu to us in English. All 3 courses of food were delicious and the wine excellent. The only negative was the lack of atmosphere as the restaurant was very quiet when... More 

Thank Mickywall
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We knew about this place from passing by through Via Alloro as the lady owner gave us her card whilst we browsed the menu for a future visit. Our return a few days later was truly worth it. Each dish we ordered was refined, looked brilliant, tasted as if there was no tomorrow. Generally, a very good menu to choose... More 

Thank Michiel D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing, the wine was delicious, and the service was good! I recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

Thank Ranveig S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Superb choice with some excellent recommendations. A lovely restaurant with the finest food. The staff were warm and welcoming and the owner could not be more engaging. The young lady who makes jewellery was lovely also.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 50
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alloro 26, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
  • Neighbourhood: Tribunali
  • Phone Number: +39 091 507 6794
A wonderful, friendly small restaurant with delicious food and a very rasonable wine list.piccolo ristorante dai pasti semplici e deliziosi ottima accoglienza e ottimi i prezzi visto la qualità del cibo

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