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L'Ottava Nota

#12 of 1,292 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 13:00 - 15:00
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Los Gatos
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503 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite restaurant from our two weeks in Sicily. The food preparation was creative and well prepared, Six of us had a wide variety of dishes and felt all of them were excellent. We were given a room to ourselves that had low lighting and a modern look. It was nice to have this private environment so we could actually... More 

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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This modern chic venue is home to a restaurant that is trying to push the envelope in a dining culture set in a traditional mould, without actually breaking the mould. L'Ottava Nota is managing to bring new ideas and combinations into a tried and tested cuisine. Instead of your traditional decor they have opted for contemporary and modern fixtures set... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is the trendy place in Palermo to eat at the moment. The setting is chic, with low lighting and minimalist decor. The menu offers an intriguing mix of the inventive and the traditional. So we tried the fresh scampi with pear and taleggio and the tagliatelle with red mullet, fennel and black lentils. The pasta was lovely, blending textures... More 

Thank gerry p
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

A really considered, head above the crowd take on Sicilian cuisine. Among other things, we enjoyed a broad bean soup studded with tiny squid, This was followed by Spaghetti Carbonara. What's special about that you say? The black truffles, among other subversive re-interpretations of the usual and predictable. It's not cheap but it won't break you. Service couldn't be nicer,... More 

Thank Baconmax
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Came across the restaurant quite by chance after visiting a nearby church. The menu was absolutely mind-blowing. The mille feuille of foie gras and anchovy with a cheese sauce was truly memorable and just so delicious. Being an anchovy fan, I chose the risotto with anchovies, lime zest and chocolate. What a gastronomic tour de force. The flavours were all... More 

Thank Alan B
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

By no means cheap - but this was fine dining and is an extremely good little restaurant. The service was extremely good and the food exceptional. I had a spring vegetable risotto and my husband the truffle risotto and we ended up sharing both as we couldn't decide which was more delicious. Best panacotta with strawberry sauce I have ever... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Dined here yesterday, and we were impressed. Large choice of wines, including Sicilian. Husband had onion soup , black pork sausage, with a chestnut cream sauce. I had a foie gras, anchovy layered toast, and cod cheeks with kale. We shared a risotto and a delicious limoncello sorbet. Elegant service, you can't go wrong.

1 Thank CanadianTraveller114
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We were very happy to discover this restaurant-it was literally on our doorstep and opposite the famous Lampedusa Palermo home -this simple but stylish restaurant -food was exceptional and as each of us 4 had different courses, we were very impressed by the standard of the food. I had a vegetable risotto which was light and bright whilst my partner... More 

1 Thank Louise W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Great meal. Appetizer was delicious. I am not a fan of olives, but my wife could not get enough of the bread spread. Her sardine carbonara was one of (if not the) best pastas we had during our 17 day trip in Italy. Probably double what you'll spend in other restaurants, but definitely worth it.

1 Thank Tyler C
Funchal, Portugal
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I've tried this restaurant following a local friend's advice. Then I've checked the many TripAdvisor reviews so I said let's go. Had a dinner with all courses. The fish is fresh and all dishes we tried had an interesting taste. Averagely the food's quantity were correct. Ok, so, what did I don't like? Actually it's difficult to define. Maybe I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$56
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 616 8601
Old Town, creative cuisine Tradition and innovation, experience and continuous search for new combinations. The creative cuisine is never out of nowhere, the ingredients and techniques of traditional cuisine, especially of a land rich in flavors such as ours Sicily, are always a starting point, a cultural background, a continuous path that leads to new experiences flavor. Contrasts that come out is often concealed the success of an unforgettable recipe. Three rooms - a sort of "projection of an internalized landscape" according to the description of the author of the project - will welcome you in a comfortable and seductive where the sight, taste, smell, and feel of our dishes will involve in a contamination of the senses, even your hearing and enjoying them... you can hear "The Eighth Note".

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