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“Surprisingly good pumpkin”

Officina del Gusto Bye Bye Blues
Price range: US$47 - US$103
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Palazzo Reale
Description: “Officina del Gusto” is for its patron Antonio Barraco a dream that comes true after many years, it is the physical and symbolic return in the beautiful historical heart of his beloved city, it is his “made-up time”, it is the materialization of a concept woven with beauty, local cuisine, and good taste.
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed at the Quintocanto (attached), and ate here on our last night as we didn't want to go out and had an early start the next day. The hotel hadn't particularly recommended it (which is a little odd - can't quite work out the relationship between the two), but it was lovely. Great, friendly, knowledgeable service, beautiful setting, v tasty food. The caponata w roasted pumpkin and honey was amazing.

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Thank Daniel R
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

The food was what we had come to expect from good restaurants in Sicily with nothing exceptional. Our main complaint was the service which was very slow. Perhaps this was due to only two servers for 10 tables and the fact that it was a Sunday.

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Thank william a
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

We stayed at the adjoining hotel, the Quintocanto. The hotel use it for breakfast and another business use it as the restaurant.Surprisingly there aren't many restaurants nearby. We went here twice and it was very good. It's not cheap but the service was very good and so was the food. The menu was a bit limited so we couldn't go every night. It's smart without being formal

Thank Damicowhite
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We were staying in the hotel, Quintocanto so ate here one night because we couldn't be bothered looking for somewhere else.
Glad we did because we agree that it is one of the best meals we've ever eaten.
Surprised when the red wine was chilled but, our mistake because this is the "norm" in Sicily and we could've requested room temperature. However, did not detract from the quality of both the ingredients and kitchen techniques.
An expensive red and 3 courses for two was about 100E so not cheap but worth the price.
Would highly recomend.

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Thank alma-pope
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

The restaurant is tucked away in a little portico, but well worth a visit. The cuisine is sicilian but with a modern twist and the service is very friendly. Open on Sundays after high season has ended which is great as some of the other restaurants advertised on Tripadvisors (like A cascinari start to close on Sunday after the middle of September).

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1  Thank JanusLondon
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