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Il Cambusone

#118 of 1,279 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Piazza Sant'Andrea, 4, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 683 2099
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 10:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 10:00
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Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stayed 3 days in Palermo and the cambusone was the best quality price. The sardine meat balls were just mouthwatering .

Thank paolidtm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a smallish restaurant, formerly called Santandrea, so important to book as the kitchen probably needs to know numbers. We ate on a Monday evening in early March; the room downstairs was set out for a big graduation celebration, and there were a further four small tables upstairs where we ate with a few other couples. Despite the business... More 

Thank Gillian C
Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Locals recommended this place, but we only found tourists. However the food was great. The local shrimp, while fresh, seemed soft. The waiter came out with the fresh shrimp for me to sample -- indeed they are soft even when fresh. The sardine pasta and the antipasto buffet were exceptional. The local carafe white wine was fresh and cool.

Thank skisnowboard
Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect place removed from the traffic if you want so sit outside and enjoy some authentic Sicilian food and a kind service. Loved the mussels with pepper and the spaguetti with sardins. Payed just 3 euros for 66cl of peroni.

Thank 15Charly
Brookline, MA
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

An outside table in an interesting courtyard, waiters with great senses of humor, and good food. A seafood & vegetable couscous, a perfectly grilled swordfish, and a delicious, sweet insalata di polpo (octopus salad), followed by an absolutely divine semifreddo of almonds. Not the best of the trip, but a very pleasant experience

Thank JaylynBrookline_MA
Austin, Texas
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115 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path classic little Italian restaurant frequented by locals -- always a good sign. Antipasto buffet (~€4) is excellent -- load your plate up as it is only one trip to the tables but is sufficient. Good staff & service -- always important.

Thank David P
Boulder, Colorado
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162 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I had pasta cabusone, and the octopus salad. The salad was pretty good, perhaps needed a bit more seasoning. The pasta was just okay. I was the only person in the restaurant that midday, so the service was very good! I don't think I have a big enough sample of the food to really consider this a solid review of... More 

Thank Virgil_Boulder
Halifax, Canada
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Wonderful pasta dishes, especially pasta norma, pasta carbonara and pasta con sarde, and LOVE the 5 euro antipasto buffet, which is outstanding. Excellent service and beautiful, atmospheric setting. We dined here twice and would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Loren154976
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by my host on Airbnb. It didn't disappoint. The staff were very welcoming and treated us like family. The octopus salad is amazing you can taste the sea, simple lemon, and parsley, the remoulade of swordfish, spaghetti with clams, mussels were delicious. The prices are very good and you can see yourself spending more - but... More 

Thank Kalamazoo200
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We suffered 1st of January 2016 from lack restaurants due to New Year celebrations and holidays. That place was unexpectedly good. They provide only fixed menu but do it very well. All the menu was sea based. We had 1 full menu and 1 small menu for 50 EUR, it was good price comparing to other lunch/dinner experience. Location on... More 

Thank imalyshev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Sant'Andrea, 4, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Seralcadio
  • Neighbourhood: Seralcadio
  • Phone Number: +39 091 683 2099
Sicialian Specialties.

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