Palermo is a gastronomic Mecca, where diverse food culture is highly represented:
Fresh seafood: succulent boiled octopus and fried smelts in the main square of the Vucciria. Antica Rosticceria San Francesco: great Pane ca Meusa ( schietta or maritata )is spleen thinly sliced served warm in side of bread and garnished with S&P, caciocavallo, spritz lemon. Just as wonderfully served at/ Porta Carbone (after the main Harbor ) and also by U' Ballerino ( near the tribunal ). In front of the other large market U' Capo ( by the entrance, there is a fellow that stands with a large wicker basket and sells warm Frittula ( all the remainder meat and collagen from the meat bones, are boiled and spiced and served on a small piece of wax paper, just ask for 1 euro quantity and try it...uhm. ) Don Ciccio in Via Malaspina serves original sicilian food the way they make home: pasta con sarde, sarde a beccafico, bollito misto, pasta col sugo ect.. very modest prices. Re-Food bar in Via Belgio serves always Homemade specialties: pastas, salads, panini octopus salad, very inexpensive and fresh. On the way to Mount Pellegrino ( if you follow the road along the Main Harbor-Porto 11/2 mile ) behind the Fiera del Mediterraneo you will find U" ZU Cicciu,he makes the best Pane chi Panielli ( Chickpea fritters ) and Cazzilli ( potato croquettes ) abondantly served and CHEAP ! Across the Botanical Garden there is a Bar that does rosticceria and serves great Arancine ( Capital A ). At the Ballaro' market It's Cornucopia; you can indulge all day long in all kind of street food and still haven't tried it all.
As you walk around you will find and enjoy some food jewels... and if you are into wine try a glass of local wine by the local Tavernas goes well with the food you just had.
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