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Cucina Papoff

#152 of 1,279 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Isidoro la Lumia 32, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 586460
19:30 - 23:15
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Sun 00:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 19:30 - 23:15
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, great environment, charming waiters and overall a fantastic evening thanks to this lovely restaurant.

Thank alicemp1309
Anna K, Responsabile reception at Cucina Papoff, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us. Have a good vacation and hope to see you again. Best regards, Cucina Papoff More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because of the many positive reviews. But it was the worst eating experience during our stay in Sicily. We think there's a new chef or something. As a starter we had the dish of the day (artichoke salads with shrimps). Sounds lovely, but the shrimps were raw and the artichokes tough and old (brownish). Which gave us... More 

Thank maaikeandgerben
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so impressed with the food on Thursday night that I revisited again on Friday night. The service was impeccable and as a lone diner was not made to feel a pariah. The octopus and squid dishes were wonderfully cooked and presented. Everything was just done so well. Well worth a visit.

Thank Alan B
Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
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
Reviewed 26 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
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 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$54
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
00:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:15
19:30 - 23:15
19:30 - 23:15
19:30 - 23:15
19:30 - 23:15
19:30 - 23:15
19:30 - 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?