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Trattoria Familiare da Michele & Jolanda

#51 of 1,279 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Cappuccini 12, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 359 1775
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful reception from Micheal and Jolanda. If you want authentic Sicily don't go any where else. Food home made by Jolanda, rustic and unpretentious.

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sheffield
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the palace we used Trip Advisor for a local restaurant and found this small trattoria. The fixed price menu was simple good home cooked food. The restaurant filled up with locals who had clearly eaten there before - a good sign. The owners are really jolly and welcoming.

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Thank whinfellwanderer
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Michale is very capable and communicative and benefits of those skills very well ;).. you have to see it but not sure that you will like it but you can play along.. ;). Regarding food, enough to say that this is the only place that serves machiato with cold milk from fridge and that you need to walk through kitchen... More 

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Thank dottoressaBG
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We found the Trattoria Familiare da Michele & Jolanda after we finished touring the Cappella Palatina. We stopped in just for cannolis and we were pleasantly surprised. Michele took great care in preparing our three cannolis and they were delicious. Michele's service was impeccable and his dedication to making his customers happy shows. We didn't order anything from his normal... More 

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Thank Kevin Z
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 5 exploring Sicily for one week. While we were walking around Palermo in route to the Catacombs, we happened upon this delightful restaurant! We were greeted warmly by a husband and wife who owned the restaurant. They sat us at a table and very enthusiastically explained to us in broken English their delightful menu. They... More 

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Thank Jonathan P
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Michele & Jolanda are amazing chefs and great hosts. The simple menu has pictures for non-Italian speakers and all the food is good. A must try to experience Italian family style meals while in Palermo.

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Thank Adam R
Leiden, Netherlands
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Our family of four needed somewhere quick/simple to eat near catacombs and Palace. This place was perfect-we only had drinks and a plate of pasta. The pasta was very good-we cleaned plates. The owner is a character but was very nice to us.

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Thank Leiden603
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I'm not much of a foodie so, for me, a meal is more about the experience than the chemical interaction of a bunch of exotic ingredients. Michele and his wife Jolanda are most of the fun here, having created a jolly atmosphere based on a simple fixed menu with three appetizer and three types of pasta to choose from and... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The food was wonderful, and Michele was very friendly and ensured that everything was as we wanted it

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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This was such an amazing restaurant! The owner was hilarious and made sure that our meals were to our satisfaction. The cold vegetable appetizer was particularly tasty. The place is nice and kitschy but very cozy. It's on the route to the Capuchin Monastery. Make sure to get dessert. The cannolis were out of this world amazing.

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Thank Casey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cappuccini 12, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 340 359 1775

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