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Antica Trattoria San Giovanni

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Via Giacomo Matteotti 34, 90037 Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 856 1025
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here straight after Easter ceremony and procession. If you haven't booked you need to leave the procession early as this seems like the only restaurant in town serving Easter lunch. It is a fixed menu as the whole restaurant is taken, LOTS of food and house wine. We loved the local atmosphere, the generosity of the staff, the... More 

Thank travelerMAPS
Kerrykeel, Ireland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It's very hard to find places to eat that don't just serve pizza this restaurant was omg amazing the food was 5 stars the staff are friendly and they speak some English which is rare in this part For starters the bruchetta Was like a main course , in Italy you have to say no blood as they don't understand... More 

Thank Katherina C
Lake Forest, Illinois
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This Trattoria was recommended to us by locals and we were not disappointed. Don't expect a menu, the owner will fill you in on the specials of the day. Fresh homemade pasta, perfectly grilled variety of meat, yummy veggies and of course a huge bowl of local oranges, mandarines and grapefruit. Ordering was fun! In between our very limited knowledge... More 

Thank Martina H
Province of Palermo, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This family run establishment is a true find, off the beaten track but well worth the visit. There are no menus as such, and the Signora tells you the dishes on offer. Then the experience begins, wonderful ham, cheese, salami, dried tomatoes etc. followed by homemade pasta dishes and then probably the best steak in Sicily!

Thank JDMprof
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

You have to try this trattoria. This family operation turns out the best food you will ever eat. Everything was amazing especially the homemade pasta. Try the local specialty, pasta with pistachio sauce. You will think you died and went to heaven.

Thank J C
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234 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I cannot fault this friendly family-run restaurant. The food was delicious. We visited it 3 times, and each time was better than the previous. Some of the best meat that I have eaten anywhere.

Thank barklyeast
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Came to this family run restaurant on a tripadvisor recommendation and wasn't disappointed. The most amazing pistachio pasta, delicious meats and a great cassata del forno. Very friendly family run this jewel in the mountains near Palermo. Make the trip. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Colombus72
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

The owners have been in the restaurant for 50 years. All the food was cooked fresh and from the moment we walked in they treated us as if we were family. The food was beyond amazing and was cooked by the couple that owns it. And there was soooooo much of it. I definitely would go back and recommend it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 34, 90037 Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Piana degli Albanesi
  • Phone Number: +39 091 856 1025

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