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“Didn't live up to our expectations” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sesto Canto

Sesto Canto
Ranked #13 of 1,686 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$38 - US$65
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Politeama
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“Didn't live up to our expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Since we had seen that this restaurant was highly rated here on Tripadvisor (no 10 of 1000 restos in Palermo) our expectations were in line with that. To our disappointment though, the food was neither that special or tasty. Some dishes were almost cold when served. Such a pity.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Susanna C
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Such good food and great service from the waitress and owners. They made us feel like we were guests in their living room. We went their twice during our one-week-stay in Palermo in July. Traditional Sicilian food, lots of fish/seafood, made with love. Complimentary sparkling wine and small bites of appetizers at arrival. I would definitely go back!

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Lajsilajs
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São Paulo
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food, warm welcome from owner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

My wife and I got there a little late, but Gabriel (the owner) was very welcoming and we never felt hurried so they could close the place. Gabriel took the time to explain to us how some of the dishes were prepared, which was helpful in deciding - not an easy task considering the many tempting options! Marinated fish as a starter was very good. This was one of our first nights in Sicily, so we wanted to try a local wine - and there was Gabriel again with good suggestion. We definitely recommed the place and will visit again when we come back.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank senrat
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Alexander”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

It's very comfortable place to visit. The food is great, service is wonderful! We ordered fish and it was super. Chief compliment is a small but very nice thing! Thanks a lot for nice evening!

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Thank Sasha W
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent modern Italian restaurant in Palermo. Highly recommended for visitors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

I had an excellent dinner here in September and I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting or even locals looking for a nice meal. The space was modern, yet welcoming. I loved all the pictures on the wall. Unlike many of Palermo's establishments, the restaurant was quite! There was plenty of space between tables and a sense of privacy within a public space. Presentation of the food was impeccable.
For an appetizer, I had the the affumicati di mare. The fish was fresh and delicious, drizzled with a bit of olive oil and salt. For the primo, I had paccheri in a tenerumi puree with chopped tomatoes and a bit of sword fish. The dish was light, yet filling, with the swordfish cooked perfectly. We finished off the evening with the martini glass fruit cup with lemon granita - Again, light and delicious. We also had a nice a bottle of red wine from the Etna region.
Total cost was around 90 Euro for 1 antipasto, 2 primi, 1 secondo, 2 dolci, 1 bottle of wine, 2 bottles of water
I don't remember much about the server, but they had a working knowledge of english, as it was in downtown Palermo.
My only complaint / suggestion is that I would like to have had a larger wine list; I remember there only being a few types of red, with the most expensive bottle costing about 20 Euro.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rosalie212
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