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Il Culinario

#30 of 1,292 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Concettina Ramondetti Fileti 24/26, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 976 5756
19:30 - 23:55
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 23:55
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I came here looking for some really nice pasta but were really disappointed by the food. It was very dry and bland and totally not we had expected. There was one other couple in the place which did not say much. We definitely would not eat here again and found the service pretty poor too.

Thank Pestilence182
Tongeren, Belgium
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191 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here last week because 1/ I arrived late in Palermo, 2/ the restaurant was very close to my B&B and 3/ the reviews were OK. Big disappointment : this is a tourist trap; food is not really good (all anti paste got out of a jar / fish of the day just a common bream and some lemon)... More 

Thank loeloe
Greater London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip advisor got this 1 right. Great fun night with very good staff & great food to go with it. How can you go wrong!! Great waiter advised us strongly with fun what to choose & he steered us in the right direction. Would definitely go back. Thank you for a great night of fun. Anthony from London

Thank anth0nydbailey
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special about the food to warrant the higher prices than other restaurants in central Palermo. The seating was uncomfortable and the room cold and the service casual.

Thank SukeyandBoz
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved to be here...we (2 couples) had a beautiful time. Arrived at the restaurant butbit was packed. Manager makes 4 seats available and still everybody was awsome nice and the food was awsome...really recommended.

Thank Pascal M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent the menu rich and varied and the result very tasty. Reasonably priced. We shall go again

Thank Nora G
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We don't recommend this place at all, had so many other nicer meal during five days in Palermo. Staff behaved unattentively, at least the one who seemed to be the boss. It took a long time until the food arrived even if there were very few guests. We cannot understand other people's good ratings at all, why were we so... More 

Thank kulleMurcia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing last dinner in Il Culinario in our trip to Palermo. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. Paolo, our server was magnificent. We felt treated like royalty. Their home made Casatta is simply the best I've tried in my life. To die for. Don't miss this place when in Palermo.

Thank JuanDavie
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The best pizza we've eaten in Sicilly! Service is amazing too - very kids friendly. Prices were also competitive.

Thank miketad
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious pasta and seafood. The bread was hot out of the wood fire oven and the desert was not to be missed. great service from Giuseppe.

Thank Tyler C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:55
19:30 - 23:55
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:55
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:55
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:55
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:55
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:55
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Concettina Ramondetti Fileti 24/26, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 976 5756
La tradizione della famiglia "Vicari" ha saputo creare un angolo di buona cucina e di cordiale accoglienza nel centro storico di Palermo, a due passi dal rinomato "Teatro Massimo".Il "Culinario" e il posto ideale per piccoli banchetti, pranzi di lavoro e serate rilassanti.Curiamo i nostri piatti sempre alla ricerca della qualita e della freschezza con acquisti giornalieri.La cucina e il servizio sono curati da ristoratori con lunga esperienza e tradizione di ospitalita. Un menu ricco di sapori e profumi: potrete gustare piatti tipici, specialita marinare, antipasti di pesce, primi piatti, secondi con carne, insalate, dessert e soprattutto gustosissime pizze. Potrete degustare inoltre, innumerevoli vini selezionati fra le migliori etichette locali, nazionali ed estere. L'ottima cucina e l'ambiente confortevole, creano un'atmosfera ideale per i momenti d'incontro e di divertimento.L' assortimento dei nostri menu, riesce sempre a soddisfare i palati piu esigenti.A pranzo altresi e possibile scegliere il menu a prezzo fisso, un'alternativa valida per l'esigenza di chi lavora. Potrete gustare i nostri piatti in un ambiente accogliente e confortevole: l'ideale per qualsiasi tipologia di pranzo o cena, da un'allegra festa di compleanno a un primo appuntamento carico di emozioni. Organizziamo in modo impeccabile catering per qualsiasi ricorrenza: cresime, comunioni, battesimi, lauree, compleanni e cerimonie in genere.

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