Palermo Region restaurants

Top Choice Sweets in Palermo

I Segreti del Chiostro

Countless blessings await at this extraordinary pasticceria, hidden away in a former convent. The culmination of endless hours of research, it uses once secret recipes to bake rare sweet treats from numerous Sicilia…
Top Choice Seafood in Palermo

Aja Mola

On-point Aja Mola is among Palermo's top seafood eateries. The interior's smart, subtle take on a nautical theme is reflected in the open kitchen, which eschews stock-standard cliches for modern, creative dishes. Th…
Top Choice Sicilian in Palermo Region

Don Ciccio

A whirl of framed photographs, gingham tablecloths and sauce-splattered bibs, third-generation Don Ciccio celebrates tradition, family and homestyle Sicilian cooking. Feel the love in dishes like maccheroncino con s…
Top Choice Sicilian in Palermo

Trattoria al Vecchio Club Rosanero

A veritable shrine to the city’s football team (rosa nero refers to the team’s colours, pink and black), cavernous Vecchio Club scores goals with its generous, bargain-priced grub. Fish and seafood are the real fort…
Italian in Monreale

Ciambra

Seafood shines at this refined, contemporary restaurant. Reserve a linen-draped table and swoon over classic-with-a-twist dishes like fresh busiate pasta with basil pesto, sweet Mazara prawns and toasted almonds; th…
Sicilian in Palermo

Ristorante Ferro

All clean lines, timber panels and tinted mirrors, intimate, family-run Ferro wouldn't look out of place in London or Sydney. Whether you're savouring a soup of squid and mussels, earthy ravioli stuffed with porcini…
Pizza in Palermo

Archestrato di Gela

If you're serious about wood-fired pie, book at least two days ahead at what many consider to be the best pizzeria in town. The puffy, Neapolitan-style crusts are charred to perfection and topped with specialty, art…
Pastries in Palermo

Pasticceria Fratelli Magrì

This third-generation pastry shop remains one of Palermo's best. Defy your dentist with made-from-scratch staples like cassata or cannolo, or tuck into less obvious classics like patata, a sponge-based pastry with c…
Italian in Palermo

Gagini

Expect sharp professionals and serious gastronomes at Gagini's rustic, candlelit tables. In the kitchen are Massimiliano Mandozzi and Elnava De Rosa, whose passion for season, region and fresh thinking might offer a…
Bistro in Palermo

Bisso Bistrot

Frescoed walls, exposed ceiling beams and reasonably priced appetisers, primi (first courses) and secondi (main courses) greet diners at this swinging, smart-casual bistro. Located beside the Quattro Canti, its edib…