Palermo is all about food, be it food from the markets, street food, local trattorias or full on restaurants
We had a lot to fit into our days here, so once the ferry from Salina arrived in Palermo, we were off and running…….straight to Zia Pina!
I had read a lot about this local lunch spot and was not going to miss it!
Thankfully BB22 was in the perfect position.
A five minute walk through the narrow back streets to Via Argenteria and we are there.

Back streets of Palermo
Back streets of Palermo

Outside Zia Pina, Palermo
Outside Zia Pina

Just inside the entrance, an amazing array of antipasti are laid out next to the fresh seafood on ice. Behind this, large pots of water are boiling, waiting for the pasta.
Zia Pina, Palermo
We help ourselves to the antipasti. Stuffed mushroom caps, caponata, stuffed zucchini, sardines, frittata, fried eggplant, and lots more end up on our plate
Antipasto selection at Zia Pina in Palermo
Antipasto selection

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Antipasto selection at Zia Pina in Palermo
Would we like pasta, we are asked? Of course!!
There are about half a dozen sauces to choose from including a great looking ragu, tomato sauce, a marinara sauce and a clam sauce.
Clams sauce ready for the pasta at Zia Pina in Palermo
Clams ready for the pasta

Now for the seafood! Fried or grilled?
Decisions, decisions!
Seafood selection at Zia Pina in Palermo
Seafood selection

 
The lightly fried mixed seafood with lemon is perfect
Fabulous mixed seafood at Zia Pina in Palermo
Fabulous mixed seafood

Limoncello is offered as we sit chatting to the waiter in our basic italian
Finally the bill arrives- a scrap of paper with a number written on it!
The bill for two people including two glasses of wine and limoncello at Zia Pina in Palermo
The bill for two people including two glasses of wine and limoncello.

The bill for two people including two glasses of wine and limoncello.
Now for dinner!
Eat
Zia Pina
Via Argenteria, 67
Palermo