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Trattoria Il Maestro del Brodo

#152 of 1,272 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Pannieri 7, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 329523
12:30 - 15:30
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 20:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant has a wide variety of Sicilian food. Their buffet had so many different dishes, it was hard to pick. This is a favorite of the locals.

Thank gildaghibellina
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Slow food heaven, on the edge of the Vucciria market. Clean and bright and not at all fancy, but very welcoming. The clientele seems to be half local families and half tourists (we heard French and German at adjacent tables). English not spoken, or minimally, but it's all good; just bring a phrasebook to translate the entree ingredients. Get the... More 

Thank attitudedevant2015
New York
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262 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

26 € for pasta w/tomato & sardines, and soup w/tomato, clams & mussels plus 2 wines, fizzy water & bread; hard to find this place but worth the effort.

Thank CarolnRobb
Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Had a great anti pasta buffet. Dinner was ok, but generally southern Italy food is not as flavorful, due to lack of spices and garlic.

Thank Gdrap
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

On a walking tour took advantage of Lonely Planet recommendation and were very pleased. Friendly service and one of the few remaining and delightful buffet antipasti with many local dishes. The pasta with sword fish shrimp and zucchini was very good as was the spaghetti with eggplant. Very good lunch spot.

Thank SteveBauman
Kansas City, Missouri
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294 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Centraly located it is a real finding. The fading tradition of selecting your antipasto from a wide selection is very alive here and good reasonable choices. The service is good and efficient. You can choose your fish from an ice bed selection of fresh fish and my red mullet grilled was perfect. Their salmon and pistaccio, salmon and shrimp excellent.... More 

Thank martinezcm
Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Tried the antipasto buffet heralded by Lonely Planet, but it was poorly tended with some dishes empty and other "hot" dishes left cold. Squid entree somewhat overcooked, though she liked her salad. Much better options in Palermo; in fact, the more we strayed from guide book favorites, the better our food got.

Thank Pentwater--summerjoy
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Enjoyed our food selection. However, one of our party discovered a hair in their pasta dish and alerted the waitress . She then removed the half finished dish. We fully expected a replacement but as this didn't appear we questioned the waitress. She did not think it necessary to provide a replacement as 'it was only a small hair' .... More 

Thank kingmonk
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

OK, first, let's put the antipasto issue to rest. It's great. The one guy that gave it a poor review was totally out to lunch. They have about about a dozen dishes of cold/room temp items that were uniformly pretty delicious: several dishes with smoked or cooked eggplant, stuffed mushrooms, rice roll (I think) wrapped in anchovie, something like pickled... More 

peterborough UK
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131 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Really good selection of antipasti dishes for 8 euro, you can select your fish and they will cook it for you or go for one of their pasta or risotto dishes. Fish is charged by weight and the pasta was about 10 euro. House wine was very cheap and ok

Thank cjwlutton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
12:30 - 15:30
12:30 - 15:30
12:30 - 15:30
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pannieri 7, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 329523

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?