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Ristorantino da Spano

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Via Degli Scalini 6 | angolo via degli scalini 6 zona capo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 348 562 8789
09:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The food in this restaurant was just outstanding. We were lucky to come across it while looking for something to eat near the market. It's definitely worth the detour away from the main streets. The Melanzane alla parmigiana were excellent, as was the spaghetti vongole, spaghetti with sea urchins and fresh fish. and dessert. Can't recommend highly enough. Friendly owners... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I suppose that the restaurant is victim of its success as often with restaurant recommended by the lonely. We waited 45 min and ask 4 times if we could place the order. We finally decided to leave as it was no longer a pleasure for us to spend the evening there. The chef arrived and instead of apologizing told us... More 

Thank elise j
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Food can be perfect, but we don't know. Personnel is arrogant and let you wait. So we left after 30 minutes waiting. When we where leaving they didn't even care. Never had such a bad experience in my live. We went to the LaGalleria and had a perfect experience with very nice people.

Thank Alrij
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Surprised by the quality of the food and warm welcome by the Chef. Great culinary experience in a low key environment. Highly recommend

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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The frittura de calamari is just outstanding. we returned for that! and that was great again. And we drank an excelent wine white, de maria constanza which was a gret discovery for us. (and it is an amazing number of world tasting awrds) at a reasonnable price!

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely jewel we chanced upon looking for a nice meal after a long day of site seeing and driving. They set up a table immediately to suit our needs and presented an excellent menu full of fresh choices. The food was Devine and the wine pairing chosen for us by the owner was fabulous. We definitely recommend this place for... More 

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Paris, France
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was suggested by my hotel "il Giardino di Ballaró". I ordered spaghetti with ink fish and my partner spaghetti with seafood. As a starter we had "crostini" with sea urchins..all delicious and accompanied by a Sicilian white wine suggested by a super polite waiter. As dessert we got a cassata with chocolate and ricotta and coffee. Service was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Palermo is a port town, and although Ristorantino da Spano is hidden away in the middle of town, once the food arrives, you know you are not far from the sea. The chef is exceptionally friendly and offered great advice about starters. The bruschetta with sea urchin tasted like the sea. There was then a fish cake made with the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We ordered eight dishes. From appetizer to desert, everything was perfect. We liked the eggplant rolls, grilled whole fish, calamari rolls. We ate our first meal in Palermo here and decided to return for our last meal in Sicily.

Thank Feng X
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

What more do you want? A fish and a meat set three course menu. Delightful. The baby fried squids, Congolese and swordfish were great and I felt very reasonably priced at 25 EUR. Service was kind and swift. Was open earlier than most for lunch which is a BIG plus in my book.

Thank Wade B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Degli Scalini 6 | angolo via degli scalini 6 zona capo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 348 562 8789
Sergio and Angela Spano run the restaurant since 2004. Both come from families of restaurateurs who have passed on their passion and love for the traditional cuisine of Palermo, the same passion that today move in their work, seeking the scents and flavors of the past and selecting all the raw materials with care. Caponata, Sardinian warbler, daisies ca n'ciova, squid ink pasta with sea urchins, fresh fish of the Mediterranean, they explode like a vortex of fragrances giving you a blast from the past.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?