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More Palermo restaurants like Zia Pina (and any of them open for dinner)?

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Visiting Palermo for a few days. Searched the boards, headed to Zia Pina for my first meal and thought it was great. I want to stick to that kind of home-cooked food and, of course, found this useful Times article from four years ago: http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/07/15/...

It mentions Zia Pina, Rosso Nero, and Padre Aldo. Anyone have more recent experiences with these places or other similar ones? Are there any of these type of restaurants that are open for dinner? Thanks in advance for the help.

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  1. have a look at Katies's excellent recent Palermo report: http://www.parlafood.com/a-guide-to-d...

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    1. re: vinoroma

      Thanks, vinoroma, had a look--great suggestion. Excellent guide.

    2. there is some great info in prior posts by Willem and others - some linked right below in Italy Board discussions. you might want to check those , There is also info on some mostly-non fancy restaurants on the Restaurant page. http://www.chow.com/search?query=&amp...


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      1. re: jen kalb

        Yeah, I read all his posts. I think almost all of the restaurants he spoke of positively recently were of a different type than what I'm after, with the exception of Zia Pina. Hence the post...

        Zia Pina
        Via Argenteria,67, Palermo, Sicily 90133, IT

      2. I don't know if there's any dinner places that have that family feel with the plastic chairs, etc. That said, I just came back from Palermo and my best night time food experience was a Saturday night in the Vucciria market area, not far from Zia Pina. Piazzas filled with students, bancarelle open everywhere with pane con panelle, various grilled meats and the best - a whole boiled calamaro, with ink still inside, cut up and served on a plate to eat with your hands - it cost 1 euro!

        Zia Pina
        Via Argenteria,67, Palermo, Sicily 90133, IT