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L'Ottava Nota

#14 of 1,271 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 8601
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 13:00 - 15:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal. Appetizer was delicious. I am not a fan of olives, but my wife could not get enough of the bread spread. Her sardine carbonara was one of (if not the) best pastas we had during our 17 day trip in Italy. Probably double what you'll spend in other restaurants, but definitely worth it.

Thank Tyler C
Funchal, Portugal
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I've tried this restaurant following a local friend's advice. Then I've checked the many TripAdvisor reviews so I said let's go. Had a dinner with all courses. The fish is fresh and all dishes we tried had an interesting taste. Averagely the food's quantity were correct. Ok, so, what did I don't like? Actually it's difficult to define. Maybe I... More 

Thank Cruto
Okatie, South Carolina
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is very close to the Porta Felice hotel. Service by Carlo was very personable and helpful. Prior to ordering we were shown the catch of the day which we promptly ordered as primi and secondi plata. We accepted Carlo's wine recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed it. The bill was 200 euros which we thought was very reasonable for the... More 

1 Thank sccanuck7
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by our travel agent. It is a little property tucked away in a small street. The decor is simple, but fresh and appealing, chic but casual. The music choice is excellent.These things, paired with THE most delicious food makes for a very enjoyable evening. We returned for a second time three weeks after the first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice food and service! Highly recommended! We're almost the only guests and got a perfect service. Try the tuna risotto and the salmon starter!

Thank Discoikungshamn
Buffalo, NY
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We heard it was highly rated and recommended, particularly by our hostess The Duchess of Palma. We were not disappointed. The food was unique and delicious, the service impeccable. In spite of the slight language barrier the staff and our server particularly were extremely helpful and great. Overall a fantastic evening highly recommended.

Thank SalSicily
New York, New York, United States
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Dinner at this restaurant was very interesting. In my opinion, the dishes that were served were fine, but nothing special. The plates that look creative, tasted a bit bland, while the more normal plates were flavorful, but nothing special. The wine list is good, and choices are not expensive, but all in all, a meal here was not something to... More 

Thank Bob C
New York City, New York
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157 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Fine eating in modern, dark setting. Service was friendly and professional. Not central, but it is a destination. The dessert was a highlight.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Even though our hotel porta felice provided us substitute hotel, we had a dinner at that restaurant which is next to porto felice hotel. Chef is amazing, service is amazing. Place is classique and small. Friendly. Dress nicely. We tried many restaurants in Sicily and this restaurant is on our top five list to have dinner!

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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

There is no comparison! I have never eaten so so well in Palermo. Complimenti to the chef. Just amazing...to the people that complained...I have no idea what you are talking about. Carlo was attentive helpful and always there to assist. The robiolo with black truffle was so divine, I didnt know if I should use my fork or a spoon.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$54
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Butera, 55 | Palermo, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 616 8601
Old Town, creative cuisine Tradition and innovation, experience and continuous search for new combinations. The creative cuisine is never out of nowhere, the ingredients and techniques of traditional cuisine, especially of a land rich in flavors such as ours Sicily, are always a starting point, a cultural background, a continuous path that leads to new experiences flavor. Contrasts that come out is often concealed the success of an unforgettable recipe. Three rooms - a sort of "projection of an internalized landscape" according to the description of the author of the project - will welcome you in a comfortable and seductive where the sight, taste, smell, and feel of our dishes will involve in a contamination of the senses, even your hearing and enjoying them... you can hear "The Eighth Note".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?