All the Specialties of Traditional Sicilian Cuisine
La Cucina Tradizionale della Sicilia
Italiano • English
A unique restaurant in the heart of Palermo.
Un ristorante unico nel cuore di Palermo.
Via La Lumia 32 • Palermo • Italy
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Customer Comments about Cucina Papoff
Wonderful Food... since we ate there three times
restaurant was conveniently located to Hotel Plaza Opera where we were staying
so we tried it the first night of our stay and kept going back. It is a
charming restaurant, the staff is friendly and attentive and the food is
A hidden gem
Unprepossessing exterior, but a charming interior. Good food; excellent
wines; attentive staff. Excellent value.
It was so good we went back all three nights we were in Palermo
The food was delicious and very interesting. The staff were helpful. We
had the feeling they were all family. The decor was cozy and attractive.
we felt very comfortable every time we visited Cucina Papoff.
A Culinary Gem in Palermo's Theatre and Opera District
Papoff is a Michelin-rated restaurant offering typically Sicilian cuisine
and a large wine list in a refined ambience of high stone ceilings crowning
sweeping arches. The restaurant is named for the Bulgarian founder of what
was originally a bakery in this location during the 19th century. A very
welcoming atmosphere, especially on cool autumn and winer evenings. Seafood
dishes are popular here, and they're certainly a focal point. The sword
fish is a local specialty. Meat dishes are also served. The caponata, a
cold salad of eggplant, capers and olives, is among the best in town. Most
of these recipes are traditional, part of the fabric of Sicilian history.
The maccu, a winter soup made from dried fava beans, is a flash from the
past, while the fritella, a springtime mixture of artichokes, green favas
and peas, is something still prepared by Sicilian grandmothers.