We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ferro di Cavallo

#75 of 1,280 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Venezia | 20, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 331835
10:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

2,702 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 309: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They have very good selection of pastas and sea food which is nicely served. Tip: if you drop some food on your clothing, do not worry - they will provide you with the cleaning spray and the brush 😀

Thank Aleksandar C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
233 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first place we tried when we arrived in Palermo and I wasn't prepared for the chaos. Thank god I speak Italian or we never would have gotten any service, let alone a table inside. After nearly a week in Sicily and more in a position to compare, I can say that this place does serve excellent food... More 

Thank PB&PA
Richmond, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very popular restaurant, you will have to queue or get there early just to get a table. I can only guess this is on reputation. The food is good, not amazing, and cheap, but not dirt cheap. The service is poor as it is so busy, we had a job to hand our money over! It took over 45... More 

Thank dcolenso
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A superb restaurant, in virtually every way. Extraordinarily good value - 17 euros for a full three courses, and 12 euros or less for a bottle of excellent wine. The food was far better than we expected for the price; beautiful pasta, and wonderful seafood, and easily equalled by what we enjoyed in much pricier places. The atmosphere was a... More 

Thank Angus H
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy restaurant serving quality food. I took the opportunity to major on the fish. Deep fried mixed fish starter and then a great plate of "cold water"and mediterainian fish. Great value and very good atmosphere.

Thank Handybob
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, but that's pretty much the only good thing about this place. Terrible hectic atmosphere, messy and rather unnerving interior (crude sketches on red walls is not particularly inviting even if the garden is OK) and remarkably unfriendly service. A very disappointing experience. Yeah, so the prices are supposedly good and, once again, the food is good... More 

1 Thank Me7roiD
Level Contributor
37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

If people were clear what this place was before they ate here it would surely get five stars from everyone. If you want relaxed, easy going and atmospheric dinner - FORGET IT. If you want outstanding food and wine at €20 a head at fast pace, which is lively and entertaining - COME HERE. We loved it. Surely the best... More 

Thank Eddie R
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

You'll love it or you will hate it. Probably the first one. The family restaurant runs in top gear, so everything goes within crazyness. If you want a relaxed dinner, forget it and find somewhere else. For us it was an amazing experience in Palermo, pure Sicilian style. The price was below 20€pp!! And we ate antipasti, pasta, pescato, and... More 

Thank Aitor S
Level Contributor
79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a delightful lunch in this bustling restaurant. Seafood pasta followed by involtinis, delicious! Good service and modest prices. Highly recommended!

Thank Lisse5rr
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant of the city. It's lively, joyous, fast service and good quality and convenient! You will find here the most autentic Sicilian Palermitan cousine and very nice service, kind.

Thank Lydia S

Travellers who viewed Ferro di Cavallo also viewed

Palermo, Province of Palermo
Palermo, Province of Palermo
Palermo, Province of Palermo
Palermo, Province of Palermo

Been to Ferro di Cavallo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
10:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
10:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
10:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Venezia | 20, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 331835

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ferro di Cavallo and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Ferro di Cavallo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?