If you want to feel like you are in Palermo, this established cafe is definitely worth a visit. In the heart of little Italy, ... More
If you want to feel like you are in Palermo, this established cafe is definitely worth a visit. In the heart of little Italy, the friendly staff serves Italian desserts at their best. Sit outside and enjoy tiramisu that is heavenly, or cannoli and eclairs that are sinfully sweet. Wash it all down with espresso or cappuccino, or try a refreshing Italian soda available in a variety of flavors.
I've been living right on Mulberry st and finally came here for the first time tonight 12/20/08.
I asked for 3 small cannolis to go. I know they usually go by weight because i usually buy them at Ferrera's.
There were 2 male staff, one sounded foreign and one sounded local.
The guy that sounded local told me "3 cannolis, Seven Dollars"
3 SMALL cannoli's for $7 dollars? He didn't even weight them. So I asked him, is that by weight? He said no.
Then I asked him "how much is a cannoli? how does 3 cannolis add up to 7?"
He started flustering and raising his voice. I felt sorry for him so I gave him $7. If he had the guts to rip me off, then he better complete the rip off, so I can report this store to the better business bureau. My friend had a video camera and was shooting around and recorded the whole incidence.
My other friends had similar rip-off stories about Little Italy. Now I'm adding Cafe Palermo to the list. I've already emailed the store about it and I will update here what their response is.
the service is good. the desserts are extraordinary, and the owner is so nice! the profiteroles are the best i've ever tasted and the cannolis are delicious. the coffee is always good and they have a great assortment of paninis and such for those looking for more than coffee and dessert.
This was my first trip to the city and we happen to stop in for coffee and dessert. It was an excellent choice on our part. Being of Sicilian decent I was thrilled to have found such a wonderfully Sicilian atomsphere and menu. It was a bit crowded inside because they had as many tables and chairs inside as the space would allow, but the staff were fantastic as was the atomsphere and of course the food and coffee! I plan on going back the next time I am in town!
I had never been a big fan of Cannoli, until I tasted the ones at Cafe Palermo. They were shear heaven!!! The funny guy behind the counter made my trip--I saw a picture of Vinnie Parco hanging behind the counter and mentioned that I watch his show on Court TV. He immediately picked up his phone, called Vinnie, and let me talk to him on the phone!!! It was way cool!! A very pleasant side trip to Little Italy made even more special!!! Can't wait to go back next month, my mouth is watering at the thought of those cannoli!!!!
The desserts were incredible! They were a bit pricey but worth the money. The cannoli was my favorite but my husband preferred the chocolate cannoli. We both enjoyed the cheesecake and tiramisu. Everything was fresh and the staff was super friendly!
We had a wonderful day in NYC with the exception of out stop at Cafe Palermo. Nothing about this cafe says Italian, from the interior design to the service to the food to the price. Our waitress was rude, but I suppose she is allowed to be since her tip was included in the tab. Most places only do this for large parties not a family of five. The desserts and coffee were mediocre and do not deserve the outrageous amount charged. There is no connection between value and price. If only we had walked a bit more we would have found an array of restaurants, who by-the-way display their menus outside. Cafe Palermo is in it strictly for the money.
Well for starters the Antipasto didn't contain any lettuce....and it was overpriced. The pizza's were BLAH at best. We actually used some of the meat from the antipasto to make our panini sandwiches actually have some taste..... what a disappointing lunch on a near perfect day. To top it off - 11 of us ate and the bill was $266 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and we left starving !!! WE WANT OUR MONEY BACK.
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