Fodor's Expert Review Antica Focacceria San Francesco

$$ Palermo Italian

Turn-of-the-20th-century wooden cabinets, marble-top tables, and cast-iron ovens characterize this neighborhood bakery, celebrated for its Sicilian snacks and inexpensive meals. The big pot on the counter holds the delicious regional specialty pani câ meusa (boiled calf's spleen with caciocavallo cheese and salt), but the squeamish can opt for chickpea fritters or an enormous arancino (stuffed, fried rice ball). There's a second location at Via Camillo Benso Cavour 133.

Italian Sicilian Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Via A. Paternostro 58
Palermo, Sicily  90011, Italy

091-320264

www.anticafocacceria.it

Known For:
  • Sicilian street food
  • Historic atmosphere
  • Meat and pasta specialties
  • Sicilian street food, like calf\'s spleen and chickpea fritters
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed 2 wks in mid-Jan., Closed 2 wks mid-Jan.

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