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“Total Disappointment....”
Review of Sicilia e Dintorni

Sicilia e Dintorni
Ranked #207 of 1,787 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Trattoria a base di pesce fresco locale,con qualche alternativa per chi non mangia pesce,tutti i giorni potrete degustare ostriche,ricci,bocconi,lumache di mare,e il meraviglioso sushi mediterraneo,possibilita di menu degustazione n:6 antipasti piu primo piatto a scelta 30euro.Incluso acqua e vino locale.
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We'd rate this restaurant as Mediocre at best. Poor value for money.VERY Poor service and waiters ignored us most of the time. Unfortunately they do not speak English. Brought us an English menu, but it turned out just like the basic concept as a soup in Italian is completely different then in English. We've got a totally different dish then the soup. (Guess someone made mistake translating from Italian).
Appetizer of the sea food was good, but spaghetti I've ordered with sea bass had only some residual taste of sea bass....

Cancelled the main course as we got the idea of the place.
We was billed 4 euros more and with total of 50 euros including the tip for appetizer, a soup which actually was a over-salted mussel dish, 2 first courses and 1/2 Liter of wine .
Didn't argue because they just don't understand English, so there was no point.
I usually use a TripAdvisor on this trip as my guide and until today it usually proved itself.
This restaurant is a first MAJOR blowout for us.
Hope it will be the last one.

Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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settimo g, Direttore at Sicilia e Dintorni, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013
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Buongiorno,per prima cosa vorrei scusarmi per la differente interpretazione che noi abbiamo nel preparare una zuppa di cozze,(MUSSEL SOUP)cosa da lei a noi chiesta,ma di diversa preparazione in altre parti del mondo,ma purtroppo siamo in SICILIA,zuppa da lei consumata, quindi deduco da lei gradita,poi ha ordinato 1 spaghetti,(SPIGOLA E RICCI)probabilmente lei si aspettava di ricevere un piatto con una spigola,polpa di ricci a fiumi di spaghetti,cosa impossibile' visto la qualità delle materie prime che noi usiamo, e i prezzi di vendita da NOI PRATICATI,passiamo alla questione più dolente,quello di Avere fatto pagare 4 euro in più del dovuto,cosa non veritiera visto quello che lei ha ordinato:2 COPERTI 4euro,mezzo vino 4 euro,1INSALATA DI MARE 6 euro,2OSTRICHE 4 euro,1ZUPPA DI COZZE 5 EURO,1SPAGHETTI SCOGLIERA 10 euro,SPAGHETTI SPIGOLA E RICCIi 12 euro.SUBTOTALE 45 euro più 10%di servizio 4.50 conto totale 49.50,rinnovandole i nostri saluti contiamo di ospitarlo un'alta volta per poterle servire la zuppa di cozze all'inglese,distinti saluti.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

My husband and I were looking for a typical Sicilian seafood restaurant that Italians would go to, and we found this one. It's located a bit a of distance from the center of Palermo - if you don't have a car you have to take a bus (which doesn't always come on time) or a taxi which can cost between 14-16 euros from Piazza Politeama on the meter unless you work out a deal with the driver. But it is worth it. It is located off the northern pier, on the "Messina Marine" road east of central Palermo. The fish was so fresh and exquisitely and simply done, marinated in lemon juice, the pasta (with fish of course) was perfectly cooked, and the portions were just right - not too heavy. The co-owner, Mario, was very friendly and generous with his time in explaining everything and treated us to a little aperitif after the meal. Highly recommended!

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