La Cambusa Restaurant was born in 1988 from an idea developed by "Mamma Oriana and Pino". They conceived this restaurant as a Trattoria to be located in Piazza Marina, one of the city's historical piazzas. They thought of a cuisine made to order, with a display of fresh fish, respectful of the authentic Sicilian culinary tradition. Today, La Cambusa is a restaurant that is proud of its 25 years in business, proud of celebrating the glory of its typical Sicilian cuisine and of its talented Chef who, along with his staff, never ceases to create new dishes through diverse combinations and new techniques.
My approach to typical Sicilian cuisine is reflected in a my dynamic and experimental menu, strictly based on the seasonal products of the land. As a matter of fact, my goal is to make the most of our great local resources, from swordfish to eggplants, to octopus and wild fennel, to sardines and limoncello - by combining their flavours and enhance their final taste and their subtle nuances. Our specialty has always been fresh fish, our all time signature. Today though, La Cambusa Trattoria is proud to offer, along with great fish and seafood, high quality meats you will love!
Chef Salvatore Pipitone
Our restaurant is situated in the historic Piazza Marina surrounded by places that tell a story. Villa Garibaldi and its centuries-old Ficus Macrophylla, one of the biggest ficus in Italy. Palazzo Fatta, built in 1600 by the dukes Denti of Piraino, princes of Castellazzo, in XVIII century it passed to Calderone family, who comes from Baucina. At the end in XIX century was a property of barons Fatta of Polizzi, who still hold the ownership. Palazzo Fatta boasts some precious frescoes by Antonio Manno, who realized them in 1771. The Garraffo’s fountain, baroque Gioacchino Vitagliano’s work, made in 1698, its name means “ plenty of water” and derives from the Arabic “gharraf”. Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri is a historical palace in Palermo, Sicily, southern ItalyThe building was begun in the early 14th century, and was the residence of the powerful Sicilian lord Manfredi III Chiaramonte. He commissioned the decoration of the Sala Magna ("Grand Hall"), with a painted wooden ceiling by Cecco di Naro, Simone da Corleone and Pellegrino Darena. From the late 15th century to 1517 it housed the Aragonese-Spanish viceroys of Sicily; later it was home to the Royal Customs and, from 1600 to 1782, the tribunal of the Holy Inquisition.
The palace was restored in the 20th century, eliminating numerous elements associated with its role as a jail of the Inquisition. During the works, the grooves left by iron cages in which had been hung the severedheads of the nobles who had rebelled against emperor Charles V were discovered in the façade. The palace is now a museum; among the artworks, it houses Renato Guttuso's Vucciria.