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Zia Pina

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Via Cassari 69, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 331 981 4546
20:00 - 01:00
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Sun 20:00 - 00:00
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Palermo, Italy
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I have visited "Zia Pina" many times. I always get my ample fill from the delicious buffet with Sicilian delights. Most dishes are vegetarian. All the varieties from the buffet are superb. Often a couple based on super-fresh sardines. The other courses are average but very fresh.

Thank davpal1
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143 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a great place. You get a buffet with about 15 or so different items so you choose what you want and pile it on your plate. Mainly fish and vegetable snacks. Sardine meat balls for example, very nice. After that there is a display of raw fish which is the main course if you want it. We had... More 

Thank cantabria2012
Vilnius, Lithuania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We came here by chance. The first time we have been eating fried seafood and pasta. The taste and quality were just perfect. Why we decided to come day after. And again: seafood was fresh, the selection incredible. The hosts were friendly, the prices low.

Thank Ausrine2015
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

First of all, there are no prices on the menu! After asking the prices to the waiter (which I find pretty unusal in Italy at the restaurant) we ordered 2 appetizers from the buffet, one main dish (pasta con le sarde), a very small second course (fritto di mare), 1/4 liter wine + water. Paying 40 euros for that in... More 

Thank Ponzio T
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Very basic interiors and service, which we therefore thought would result in a reasonably priced meal. Very expensive for what we had. 2 small plates of cold antipasti followed by a plate each of large prawns (4 each). Basket of bread, 1 beer and a bottle of fizzy water total €40. We had expected better due to this being recommended... More 

Thank Andrew B
Ocean Grove, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Visited Zia Pina on recommendation from Lonely Planet (note that the reference to this restaurant has been deleted from their site)... All started well enough until a 'customer' 'dropped' a bundle of cash which we now know is the latest scam... When we didn't react to the scam, we were presented with a bill that was DOUBLE what we ate... More 

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Durham England
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Zia Pina is a small family run restaurant that is only open on a lunch time. There is limited seating and it can get crowded with mainly locals (always a good sign). You can help yourself to a large plate of anti pasti to start from an extensive selection of fresh produce. There is a choice of fresh fish... More 

Thank Fluffychris
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

The 2 pastas we had (Nero di seppie and frutti di mare), were tasting as cooked with supermarket frozen sauces, even if it was crowded (we were queueing a lot before having a table outside). Waiters are nice and characteristic, but you have to guess the price until the end of the meal .. and the overall price is not... More 

Thank Guglielmo A
Ghent, Belgium
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16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We ordered a spaghetti frutti di mare spaghetti, and it was awful. All sea food (mussels, vongole, shrimps) tasted like rubber. I suppose the sea food was not fresh (sitting 500 meters from the sea). The spaghetti and sauce was good though. The other plate was fried fish, most of it was good, except the calamari that also tasted like... More 

Thank Melaniedv
Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

We have been here twice for lunch fall of 2012 and 2014- both on a Sunday. Both times were amazing. The freshest of seafood! The prices so reasonable. It is a proverbial hole in the wall but well worth it. So if you are into great food and a simple setting it is a must go if you are anywhere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cassari 69, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 331 981 4546

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