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Focacceria Basile

#69 of 1,275 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Bara All'Olivella 76 | Di fronte al Teatro Massimo, attraversi la strada e non fai neanche 50 metri e ci sei arrivato., 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 335628
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This open for lunch only spot was highly recommended by several sources. It was a bit of a mess when we got there as it was crowded to figure out where to sit and how to order. The process involves taking a number, lining up to pay, and ordering at different counters for pasta, contorni, and sandwiches. Usually involves several... More 

1 Thank Jennifer M
Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Located in a very touristy alley this place is a wonderful local eatery that serves home cooked food. The lady at the cash register does not speak English and it can take a little time to figure out how to order but locals are very helpful and so are some staff member. A Bengali gentleman who worked in the kitchen... More 

Thank Kamal c
San Diego, California
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We came upon this place in a round-about way. A friend of ours owns an Italian restaurant here in San Diego called Antica Trattoria. When we told him we were going to be in Palermo, he got very excited and encouraged us to visit his sister's restaurant. Long story short, he never did tell me the name, but I saw... More 

Thank pattymooney
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

This ficacceria was a very good choice. Good array of choices, nice people and good food for such a cheap price ! Strongly recommended !!

Thank Olivier B
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257 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We visited Teatro Massimo half a block away was the restaurant. Open for lunch with a great selection of local favorites. My wife had the Antipasto Buffet then Fried Farina. I had a Wonderful Pesto Lasagna Truly amazing. Then I saw a group of young people ordering a sandwich so I followed suit. It turned out to be Spleen and... More 

Thank Bonarrigo
Melbourne, Australia
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175 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

I;m giving this place some extra service points for their helpfulness to a guy (me) who did not understand the way this place works. In fact I'm still not sure I understand it. People walk in, walk over to the menu on the wall and decide what to order, place their order and pay, get a ticket of some sort,... More 

3 Thank Michael V
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

Probably would eat here daily if I was living here. Lively place for lunch where all types of locals eat. Changing menu by the day and all is top!

Thank GuyKe101
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

I went here for lunch and was totally bamboozled by the crowds. It was just utter organized chaos to me as I din't have a clue what to do to get served. I knew I had to get a ticket but where they were who knew? No one spoke English and I didn't speak Italian. However a young man serving... More 

2 Thank JanBaR
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

This place is epic. It's the real deal and packed out every day with locals for a reason! The food is fantastic and the price is unbeatable. If you don't speak Italian it is a little daunting because it is so busy. However the staff are super friendly and helped us bungle our way through one of the best food... More 

1 Thank Daniel G
Palermo, Italy
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

This place is amazing and a must if you're in Palermo. Typical Sicilian dishes and panini ranging from 1.5 euro to about 5 euro per person! Try their cold mixed plate, various pasta dishes or fantastic panini. I recommend pane con panella which is only 1.5 euro! It's only open for lunch, get there before the big rush as this... More 

1 Thank Tim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bara All'Olivella 76 | Di fronte al Teatro Massimo, attraversi la strada e non fai neanche 50 metri e ci sei arrivato., 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 335628

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