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Basquiat Cafe

#105 of 1,279 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Sant'Oliva 20-22, 90141, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 609 0090
13:00 - 00:00
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San Francisco, California
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351 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 548 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were heading to another restaurant for dinner but when we walked by the Basquiat Cafe, we were swayed by it vibrant crowd, cool music and high energy vibe. After reviewing its menu, and looking at the locals there having such a good time, we decided to eat here instead. I am glad we changed our mind and stayed for... More 

1 Thank toga1k
Port Fairy, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Had lunch there several times. Food consistently good value. Very efficient staff. It is very popular with locals .

Thank ballfield54
Ventura, California
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351 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the Best Western and this is a couple doors down. The food was delicious and the prices were great. When you are on holiday you hope not to pay tourist prices every where you go. Sesto next door may have good food but you'll pay a lot more there.

1 Thank m2347m
Channel Islands National Park, California
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477 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

There are many great food places in Palermo, but for most tourist, we are looking for great food, great service, at a great price. Most of the time, you only get two of those choices. Well we walked into Basquiat Cafe and found a small artsy cafe with tables in the front, tables inside and tables in the back. We... More 

Thank John R
Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We came here for a cheap lunch on the way back to our hotel and ended up staying for hours. The restaurant has two outside spaces to eat in as well as the bar area itself. Its decor is eclectic and it was busy with Sicilians having work lunches when we arrived. The food we had, chicken salad and vegetable... More 

Thank ab1556
New York, New York, United States
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139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We came here on a Saturday night but they were closed (??!) and came back on Sunday night around 9:30pm. The place was packed with people in their 20-30s and we waited about 20 mins for a table. The staff was lovely and the menu is comprehensive and filled with drinks and coffees. They bring peanuts and potato chips to... More 

Thank Chava Z
Palermo, Italy
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Really nice place,U Will find good food and very high quality drinks, gently barmaids and a such good atmosphere!

Thank Alvise11
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

We were waiting to eat at the restaurant next door - Sesto canto, also superb - so stopped for a Pprosecco. Service was warm and efficient, the place was buzzing and as we were finishing out first drink the waiter came out with a platter of tapas like starters for us. We waved them away as we hadn't ordered them... More 

Thank am72
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Nowadays there are lots of bars that make aperitifs but Basquiat has a little something extra. You feel among friends. Drink and Eat well and you are treated well (rare these days) A perfect place with friends or with your love one. Ten out of ten atmospheres. The best Negroni cocktail in Palermo The perfect place to get a drink... More 

1 Thank limoncello1970
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Basquiat Cafe is a very cute little cafe where one can enjoy food and drinks. They seem to always play good music. They do have a very strange taste in decoration, but this makes it also fun to look around. I would very much recommend this cafe.

Thank dicklaurant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 13
Italian, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sant'Oliva 20-22, 90141, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 609 0090

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