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“True Italian pasta, service and atmosphere”

Antico Caffe Spinnato
Ranked #16 of 44 Coffee & Tea in Palermo
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Politeama
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We only had a short time in Palermo and we were lucky to come across Antico Caffe.
We sat outside to enjoy the beautiful day. A friendly waiter was quick to notice us and take our drinks order. This arrived fairly quickly along with some delicious warm nuts. I think it is a great idea to give a small nibble of something along with drink orders - it definitely makes you want to stay longer.
My husband had been waiting for the day to enjoy some true Sicilian pasta and we weren't disappointed. He had a Spaghetti Marinara and I ordered Penna pasta with vegetables - topped with fresh Parmesan.
Seated outside the Caffe and watching the passing crowd was really enjoyable. We love the way people are able to bring their dogs along to cafe's in Europe - this is slowing catching on in Australia (outside only).

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We ventured inside the main cafe of Spinnatos since the outside seating area was very crowded and service seemed quite slow. To the staff's credit inside we were immediately shown to a table for two and served in a friendly and courtious manner. We asked to share a caponata and a tuna salad which came conveniently split onto four plates, that's what I call attentive service. We were short of time and asked for two coffees to follow which came with two pistachio ice cream macaroons gratis, a very nice touch. Don't be put off by the busy nature of the place, our experience showed why Spinnatos is so popular.

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Thank John R
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We found this place in a couple of online review articles so thought we would give it a try. We sat outside in the large seating area, which was quite busy. It took a while to get a menu and order despite staff members working tables nearby. When we did, the server seemed abrupt and unfriendly. Once he left with our order, a man (not associated with the restaurant) began wandering between the tables trying to sell cigarette lighters. None of the servers tried to send him away, so this seems a normal practice unfortunately. The food was fine, if overpriced. The watermelon granita was refreshing, and you can get the granita-brioche sandwich here. However, we were put off by the service and lighter selling so probably wouldn't go back.

Thank Bernadette E
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This was recommended by a person we met on a bus travelling into the centre of Palermo as one of the place to have a coffee . Coffee is served italian style ( not long English / American style drinks ) so is small and strong . Croissants and canoli made it a good morning coffe break watching the world go by

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This establishment has good coffee and a limited range of food which is even more limited before noon. It is a place for a nice coffee or drink outside but the food is undistinguished

Thank stupormundis
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