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Antica Focacceria San Francesco

Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 320264
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“focaccia” (48 reviews)
“arancini” (70 reviews)
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Fast food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a concept-bringing back Sicilian street food in a great, open and expansive setting where you can sit inside or outside in front of the basilica. It's totally fun and full of atmosphere. We loved stopping there for a bite and a drink

Thank Roejobn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located in the historic centre, this is a co-operative run place that offers restaurant service and street food. We had a great bottle of Sicilian wine, antipasti and mains for about 90 euro for 4 people. Sat outside in the square, soaking up the atmosphere...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just loved the experience and the food in this place. It felt really authentic and the food and selection of food was great.

Thank Suzi L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying near here and had visited the Franciscan church located on the square on a previous day, so decided to go for a meal. Beautiful, romantic setting with the outside tables surrounded by facades of the old buildings. Influenced a bit by having...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Order the two mixed plates of Sicilian antipastito share. It is very good and offers a wide range of flavoutrs and Sicilian specialities. It was one of the best restaurants we did in Sicily. Also cheap.

Thank jlanssie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our meal here, we were staying quite near and had passed a couple of times and it was always busy and seemed to have a good atmosphere. There are 2 separate outside areas and I think you can get street food takeaway from the...More

Thank 683bella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slightly confusing for our first meal in the city. Not knowing, it took us some time to figure out you have to order and pay before you get a ticket that you then take to the food counter. It makes it a challenge for the...More

Thank TheHH06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful setting in quaint piazza, overlooked by church and free of traffic which meant that you didn't have the usual noise and fumes associated with eating al fresco in Palermo. Excellent mix of street food and traditional meat and fish dishes. Large portions. One serving...More

Thank Marie Therese F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't booked, so, having heard this was a popular restaurant, were not surprised we had to wait a short while for a table to become available. Although it is possible to eat inside, it was a hot humid evening, so outside was the better...More

Thank Kule Dude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The focaccerie near the Church of Francis Assisi in Piazza Frecesco that defied the Mafia and holds its head up high in the pantheon of Sicilian cafes in Palermo - beautiful decoration and great street food served on plates rather than 'on the hoof'

Thank MarkSurridge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessandro Paternostro 58, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali
  • Neighbourhood: Tribunali
  • Phone Number: +39 091 320264
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