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I Cuochini

#48 of 1,345 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Ruggero Settimo 68, 90141, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 581158
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08:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 14:30
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Showing 14: English reviews
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We ate a quick lunch here because we had heard great things about it and it was right by Palazzo Pantaleo where we were staying (loved that B&B!). There were many vegetarian options including arancini, panella (chickpea) sandwich, little pizzas, etc. The staff there was extremely helpful in helping us to pick out vegetarian options. They went above and beyond!... More 

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Thank Jen B
Island of Gozo, Malta
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Difficult to find. You have to enter a palazzo gate and access from inner courtyard. Packed full and best sign of all, all locals inside. No seating available but you can live by it.

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Thank az-74
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place closes at 230 each day, closed on Sunday's. It is so busy you have to get a numbered ticket. We went for a plate of 8 pastries and 2 bottles of ginger beer and chinotto for €5.60. Little arancini, pizza, cheese filled doughnut pastry and others. Very fresh and delicious. We felt we had enough for lunch.

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Thank Hanklee19
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

In terms of Sicilian street food, it was alright. We had a mixture of the different items on offer. The spaghetti on was interesting, though there are better arancini al ragus in Sicily and the other flavours were fine. Though the panzerotti was good! Everything was fresh. Worth a try if you are in town. Go early to avoid queues!

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Thank Alexander K
Bonn, Germany
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Very good street food to go. Unfortunately no one spoke English. We were depended on the help of two English speaking citizens. We had Arancini with mozzarella. Recommended.

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Thank A44DESIGN
Melbourne
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious and cheap. The staff speak a little bit of English which is helpful. I'd recommend getting a mix of things and sharing to try everything.

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Thank bellebelle1305
Jakarta, Indonesia
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238 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Being advised to go there to do something very local from the hotel, we went to the place a bit after lunch time, early afternoon. The place is hidden yet close to the main roads so it wont be too difficult to find. Despite that lunch time was gone, place was packed with locals (Or simply Italians) ordering the food... More 

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Thank Shin I
Arlington, Virginia
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150 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

My wife and I had some of the delicious street food served here while on a walking tour around Palermo. The croquettes were excellent and the price is right. There are loads of similar places in Palermo, but this was one of the better ones that we tried, and it is worth searching for if you are in the neighborhood.

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Thank Coynets
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Having read the reviews about this place I went there and ordered 80 pieces of diverse pieces for a party, everyone like them Very good quality and good value snacks.

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Thank maurizio P
Crediton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

Don't expect anywhere to sit down but do get great Italian fast food. Interesting choices of arancines, mini pizza type things and a Sicilian speciality of meat in a sweet pastry. Definitely worth a look at if you are in Palermo, not least because it is incredibly cheap for a snack

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 14:30
Thursday
08:30 - 14:30
Friday
08:30 - 14:30
Saturday
08:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ruggero Settimo 68, 90141, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Politeama
  • Neighbourhood: Politeama
  • Phone Number: +39 091 581158

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