Where to Eat in Monreale: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 29, 2018 Diedre Savory

Monreale (Sicilian: Murriali) is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. It is located on the slope of Monte Caputo, overlooking the very fertile valley called "La Conca d'oro" (the Golden Shell), famed for its orange, olive and almond trees, the produce of which is exported in large quantities. The town, which has a population of approximately 30,000, is about 15 kilometres (9 miles) inland (south) of Palermo, the capital of the island.
Things to do in Monreale

1. Taverna Del Pavone

Vicolo Pensato 18, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 091 640 6209
Excellent
41%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 417 reviews

Taverna Del Pavone

Reviewed By Lazyhs - Nelson, Canada

Before entering the Basilica in Monreale we were very hungry yet most restaurants appeared closed. We asked a local for a recommendation and he suggested the Pavone. On a piazza just before you arrive at the church, there is a small Fountain in the middle, is the small Taverna del Pavone. It is elegant inside, the staff are friendly and welcoming.
We ordered proseco and a rosso della casa with gnocchi with shrimps and risotto with salmon and grilled lemon.
In both cases,this proved to be the best food acquired in seven days in Sicily. After now 2 weeks in Roma, the Pavone ranks at the top of our restaurants visited on this trip to Italy. Bravo!

2. La Botte 1962

C.da Lenzitti, 20 | SS 186 Km. 10, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, International, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner HK$290 - HK$432 +39 091 414051
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

La Botte 1962

Set in the countryside, historical site since 1929, La Botte started as a wine retail shop, then became a tavern and in 1962 Cascino family transformed it in a top restaurant. The style is rustic but elegant, with a large, open fireplace, conserved over the years and a sheltered Terrace in the garden. This is a well-known destination for gourmets, offering typical Sicilian cuisine and a well-stocked wine cellar. In this restaurant the masters Salvatore and Francesco Paolo Cascino created the famous Ali Pascia (almond parfait with hot chocolate sauce). Closed in August

Reviewed By Linda B - Santa Barbara, Ca

Went here with group of friends after Monreale Cathedral. Wonderful to sit and look at the view, full of locals. Tasty antipastos and pasta, local wines. Fun atmosphere.

3. Peppino

Via Benedetto Civiletti 12, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 091 640 7770
Excellent
25%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
9%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 243 reviews

Peppino

Reviewed By Colettemol - Dublin

My friend asked for a pizza & was told the oven was off. My risotto did not have the ingredients written in the menu, & was nothing special. The woman serving food was very rude & offhand, so different to other places we ate in, around the area.

4. Pizzeria Toto

Chiasso Ciro Menotti 6, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +39 091 640 1221
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 577 reviews

Pizzeria Toto

Reviewed By LincolnshireLesley - Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

We enjoyed an excellent pizza here in a very cosy setting tucked away near the Cathedral. The restaurant was extremely busy towards the end of the evening, but that might have been because there was a festival on. In any case we would recommend going early, maybe about half seven.

5. Bricco & Bacco

Via Benedetto d'Acquisto 13, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Steakhouse, International, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +39 091 641 7773
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 494 reviews

Bricco & Bacco

Reviewed By Scarafagio - Miami Beach, Florida

Excellent lunch
The little entrance, near the Cathedral hides a surprisingly good meat specialized cuisine. They have an extraordinary variety of meat from all over the world. Everything is grilled or prepared in front of the customers. The appetizers and side dishes were also marvelous. The wine list has very good price/performance options and last but not least the service is friendly and efficient. A place to return !

6. Ristorante Re Ruggero

Via Arcivescovado 7, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$290 +39 347 307 3779
Excellent
52%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 358 reviews

Ristorante Re Ruggero

Reviewed By Jan-Herman L - Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

simple but very tasty food. Try the clava turca. It is a very special pizza with openings like some pastry filled with tasty cheese, sausage and herbs

7. Il Giardino Degli Aranci

Via Torres 38, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$126 - HK$424 +39 091 640 2573
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 602 reviews

Il Giardino Degli Aranci

Reviewed By Tim F - New York

The Terrace of this restaurant has a sweeping view of Palermo, its harbor and the
Mediterranean beyond. We went on a Sunday afternoon after Mass in the Monreale Cathedral. We were six. We stayed for 3 hours. The food was great, the wine was terrific but best of all the service was warm, friendly and attentive. Most everyone else there that day seemed to be families doing the same thing as us, enjoying the afternoon after Sunday Mass.

8. Pizzeria Al Melograno

Corso Calatafimi 1103, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +39 091 668 2012
Excellent
44%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 162 reviews

Pizzeria Al Melograno

Reviewed By Roaminginrome - Taipei

We stumbled upon this joint by chance in a local neighborhood. Great vegetarian pizza, even for a meat lover like myself. We also had stinco di maiale, the roasted pork knuckle, which truly did Sicilian pigs justice. Excellent change of pace after days of pasta. Worth the drive to the hood.

9. Osteria Pub Peper's

Via Cappuccini 6/10, 90046 Monreale, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 091 640 2220
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 454 reviews

Osteria Pub Peper's

Reviewed By WilHOegstgeest - Oegstgeest

We were looking for a place to eat after having visited the monastery and before going to the Cathedral. We stumbled upon Osteria pub Peper's. We had very nice food: some opted for a salad, others for spaghetti or meat. The only negative point was that it took very long before we finally had our food. We didn't mind too much, because we were waiting for the Cathedral to open, but otherwise this would have been a nuisance.

10. Solleone

Via Tommaso Marcellini 10, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy Delivery, Reservations Pizza Dinner, Late Night +39 091 974 1477
Excellent
44%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 648 reviews

Solleone

Reviewed By Jessika S

Arriviamo alle 20 Locale nn pienissimo , ordiniamo 2 patatine le bevande 2 piatti kebab 1 insalata e 2 panini.
Arrivano le bevande per fortuna tutta insieme ... poi una porzione di patatine. Dopo un bel po’ 1 kebab , subito dopo un ‘altra porzione di patatine ... per tutto il resto attese bibliche .. arriva l’insalata..... il kebab freddissimo, dopo un po’ il panino con salsiccia , e poi mi portano un panino completamente diverso da quello scelto . Io avevo ordinato un petto di pollo con bacon lattuga pomodoro cipolla e con pane normale . Mi portano un pan briose con hamburger. Ovviamente lo mando indietro. Il cameriere cn aria spavalda viene con questo panino... poi forse ha capito l’errore ... e infatti si è venuto a scusare . Cosa molto apprezzata .
Dopo ancora attesa arriva il panino che avevo chiesto mancava qualcosa , il bacon. Che ho fatto presente, ma dato che tutti avevano già finito ed ho dovuto cenare sola dopo 2 ore seduti..... nn l’ho fatto nemmeno aggiungere. Nello scontrino mi trovo la scritta più bacon.. ovviamente nn era per 1 € in più ma X tutta la cena andata storta ... il cassiere con aria come se quasi ci facesse un piacere .. dice che ha tolto da l prezzo ma nn la Dicitura +bacon .. abbiamo pagato 56,50 nn hanno tolto nemmeno i 50 centesimi . Ma ripeto nn è per lo sconto ma la scortesia e la serata proprio rovinata di una cena che anziché una serata piacevole con amici si è ridotta ad una serata di attese e discontinuità .
Sconsigliatissimo, potete andare solo se volete cenare da soli.

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