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“very poor food, staff very unfriendly”

Ristorante Pizzeria Al 59
Ranked #1,330 of 1,766 Restaurants in Palermo
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Bucharest, Romania
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very poor food, staff very unfriendly”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The restaurant was recomended by the hotel I was staying in, Ibis Palermo, but unfortunately the food was very poor, the fish really bad. The staff was very unfriendly. Although we were the only table occupied, I had to go several times inside, to ask for the bill. We paid too much for very bad food.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Sandra749
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
“very nice”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The restaurant was recomended by the hotel I was staying in, Ibis Palermo, and I must say it was a good choice. Great fish dinner. Everything was very fresh and tasty and the staff was very nice.

  • Visited December 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Poor”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Visited early evening shortly afer arriving in Palermo. Staff were disinterested, food wasn't served together, so much so my wife thought they hadn't heard her order.
Tomato salad was exceptionally poor, hard to do in Sicily, tasteless tomatoes chopped and thrown into a bowl. Pizza was OK, but I had better. Lasagne was also very poor, dry, over cooked and stodgy.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank m s
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Winter Park, FL
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Decent meal for a good price”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Yes the kitchen was a little slow but the food was good fare. The waiters were mostly immigrants while the manager (busy grooming himself and on telefonino most of the time). The waiters were fast and eager to please. Interesting to see how that social dynamic works in many countries.

Anyway, despite Mr. Cool Manager, we had a good meal on a pleasant terrace, on a Sunday--the other diners were mostly Italian families rather than stranieri. Yes, the smoke can be a nuisance.

In all, I think we ate well, not fancy, and we paid a good price. The obliging waiters were tipped in cash so we knew they would get what they earned.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank rlemon
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Just for once”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

A place mainly for passer byes tourists. Big patio but not properly designated areas for smokers and non smokers. Unfortunately Italians seem to be always eager for a puff, no matter where they are, and they dont seem to mind neighbours in this respect. Food in this resto is average good. A blue eyed arrogant skin tight dressed man was the person in charge. Bill reached 40 Euros and something for an appetizer two main courses and two beers( 40 euros table service included) ; No tips deserved;

Visited October 2013
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