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Antica Focacceria San Francesco

Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 320264
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“focaccia” (48 reviews)
“arancini” (65 reviews)
“offal” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Fast food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Neighbourhood: Tribunali
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a busy purveyor of typical Sicilian "street food". The food is excellent and reasonably priced, the only problem is trying to get hold of one of the tables once you have got hold of the food. No doubt in summer tables out in...More

Thank alistairalcock
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of those special places which exudes style and quality while offering good fare at reasonable prices. Make a point of going out of your way to find it in Piazza San Francesco.

Thank ConvenerDavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food isn't especially refined, but it's quite good and very good value in this historic trattoria on a quiet square. (Arre Gusto, the wine bar across the way, with its wide and deep selection and tasty chiccetti (in Venetian parlance) is an excellent choice...More

1  Thank Paul T L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to discover local food and specially a strange sandwich and perfect cakes. Better to book in advance.

Thank SVI a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is really a wonderful place, packed with history and time. Since I lived nearby I came there quite often and it could be very busy, with groups and tour guides messing around. But in between it was more relaxed and I loved the food...More

Thank Unnur J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very busy but if you get there around 12 o'clock you should be able to grab a table overlooking the ground floor and watch the fun. We had some gorgeous Nero d'Avola wine and an absolutely delicious smoked tuna salad with meltingly soft cheese...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a focaccia nut so was dead set on visiting here in Palermo. We walked past endless delicious panifici as I thought that this was THE destination having read guides. The building was very packed and noisy, but the staff were extremely surly and...More

Thank Mariam G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place for a quick lunch where you can try all the sicialian street food delicatessen all in once! Located in downtown in a lovely square. The service is ok and quick, cheap prices ;)

Thank MonicaSilvestri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere of this historic setting is good. However, staff seemed reluctant to help us. We did not know where or how to order, but eventually figured out their process. I am sorry we don't speak Italian, but we have managed very well in other...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our host recomend us this place to eat real good local food.It is in old building at all Focacceria feed local folk and tourists from 1834 year. We took there portion of cooked spleen,arancino carne(with meet) and some other dishes two glasses of casa wineal...More

Thank Michael L
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Liz L
Credit cards accepted?
26 January 2017|
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Response from Sal M | Reviewed this property |
Alfredo G
Fate sfinci di baccalà? Con lievito o senza?
9 March 2017|
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Response from davilau | Reviewed this property |
No. non ricordo, ma le sfinci sono senza baccalà
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Lilith L
Sono disponibili opzioni senza glutine?
17 September 2015|
Response from Nasca S | Reviewed this property |
Purtoppo no!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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