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Da Francesco

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Via San Pietro, 98050, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 983023
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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263 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

It's a good restaurant, near the ferry dock.. nothing special, normal prices, relaxed atmosphere....

Thank mahme
Hamburg, Germany
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Good food at fair prices - not exciting, but delicious down to earth Italian food as you'd like it to be!

Thank Frederick09876
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We went there during a boat trip to Stromboli and hoped, based on the good reviews, to have a nice lunch there. But we were poorly disappointed. The staff just threw two menus on our table - no warm welcome. We're not able to provide any comparison to ither restaurants on the island, but 5€ for a small Insalata Mista... More 

1 Thank Franzi1122
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We went there various times both for lunch and dinner. The staff is very helpful, just ask for the freshest fish they have (catch of the day) and it will be great. Also pasta dishes are very good, and they have a good wine list. Do not hesitate to walk in, even for simple one course meals (e.g. one pasta... More 

Thank EdwinBo
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch Of wine and pasta and great view. Staff very nice and very nice environment. Went back for dinner. Only thing knocking down place is the fish was good but not exceptional

Thank edv08402
Melbourne, Australia
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232 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

To be fair, we arrived early after a long day of travel and we were hungry. The service was friendly and helpful. The seafood antipasto was good but not great. Gli spaghetti alla disgraziata were ok but not a large portion. The fish was again good but not great. Reasonable prices for Panarea.

Thank Cameron S
San Diego
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322 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had eaten at Da Francesco on three visits to Panarea and each time we found it one of our best meals during our entire vacation. We gladly returned last week, and were quite disappointed. I see that the reviews remain high so I assume we hit a bad night. It wasn't terrible, just not nearly as good as other... More 

Thank Basiluzzo
New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful lunch during our trip, and will definitely be returning. The food, service and ambiance were great, in addition to the beautiful views of the sea from our table.

Thank Ms. Samantha G
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Solid, consistent and reliable restaurant. Not the best food we had on our honeymoon (competition was strong) but, the overall package was great. Nice people, good service, great setting and view, lovely food, fantastic value for money and, all-in-all, a very enjoyable experience. I would suggest, given the view and the relaxed atmosphere, this place is perfect for lunch rather... More 

Thank John William B
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We lunched at Da Francesco whilst cruising the Aeolian islands and I must say this lunch was one of the best meals I had in Sicily. We had pasta with vongole, fresh local fish, calmari and cassata sicilana.The food was freshly prepared and the staff is very attentive. While dining at Da Francesco you can admire the beautiful views of... More 

Thank askjon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$48
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Pietro, 98050, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Panarea
  • Phone Number: +39 090 983023

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