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Cucina Papoff

#130 of 1,272 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Isidoro la Lumia 32, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 586460
12:01 - 23:15
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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the concierge at our hotel, the location was with easy walking distance. From the front it didn't look like much but inside the setting was beautiful. We're still not used to the late dinner thing, so at 7:30 when it opened we had the place to ourselves. Everything we tried was delicious. Our waitress was very helpful in... More 

Thank SteelRibbons
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Ok by Palermo standards, this place is not cheap (€120 one wine, starter, main x 3) but the quality is there. If you want to treat yourself and eat Great quality Sicilian food, then you won't be disappointed.

Thank Justin L
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful meal! She had the pasta with red prawns, and I had the braided pasta with clams, shrimp, and tomatoes. The pasta sauce was out of this world! We shared a dinner of monkfish that was extremely delicious. We had two desserts, the lemon mousse and a chocolate lava cake. The lemon mousse was... More 

Thank Chad L
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had a beautiful dinner in this lovely, calm restaurant not far from our hotel. Giant prawns fried in chickpea flower were huge, juicy, and scrumptious. I had tuna 3 ways - one nice sized piece covered with crushed pistachio, a second covered in sesame, plus a beautiful little pile of tuna tartare. Couldn't have been tastier, wonderful fresh seafood... More 

Thank Elaine B
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Yes, they have the best gluten free baked potato anywhere, but they say that very soon they will be adding sausage gravy to the top, so yep, no more gluten free potato. Cucina Papoff has been at this location for more than 30 years, and it is located on the site where I was told that Benjamin Franklin secretly met... More 

Thank gingyi1
Dover, New Hampshire
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Had a nice dinner at Cucina Papoff on this very happening restaurant/bar street in Palermo. Smoked salmon wrapped around buffalo mozzarella and honey with pistachio was an antipasto with a flavor combination I wasn't expecting, but was marvelous. Swordfish chunks in a sun-dried tomato sauce were fresh and flavorful as well, and the dolce of lemon tart with lemon granita... More 

Thank Papertec
Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We wanted to end up our trip in Sicilia by keeping a great taste in our mouth and we definitely did at Papoff. The atmosphere is elegant with old stones on walls, and wood for ceiling. The starter with eggplant, mozzarella buffalo inside was delicious!! The pasta al Nero di sepia is one my favorite dishes and the result was... More 

Thank IsaGaby
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Tried to book this on a Wednesday, but closed...walked over the next day and finally got in...opening hours may vary btw...once inside it was definitely worth it....gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese was excellent...homemade pasta dish with eggplant was also great...wine by the 1/2 or full liter was good too...to top it off we had the lemon mousse...omg...the best...shaved lemon ice on... More 

Thank Dave N
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Lovely restaurant in central part of town. Great atmosphere and lighting among high stone arches. Staff were charming, spoke good English and the food was delicious. We shared a pasta dish followed by the veal marsala with orange one night and returned to the restaurant on 2 other nights because we enjoyed everything about it so much. It has a... More 

Thank 449Dee
Mystic, Connecticut
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We were with a tour in Sicily and 5 of us went to this restaurant. We had a great meal. the raw seafood plate, especially the thinly sliced swordfish, was out standing. Not one of us had a bad meal. The service was exceptional.

Thank Sandy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:01 - 23:15
12:01 - 23:15
12:01 - 23:15
12:01 - 23:15
12:01 - 23:15
12:01 - 23:15
12:01 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Isidoro la Lumia 32, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 586460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?