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“Disappointing”
Review of I Pupi

I Pupi
Ranked #3 of 126 Restaurants in Bagheria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

To be fair, we came with high expectations. Our landlord recommended the place as the best in the area and it has a Michelin star. We ordered the 7 course innovation menu with 6 wines to accompany. Some of the dishes were good, other quite boring. None of them excited us. What surprised us however was the wine. It was a selection of Sicilian white wines. The first one had a strong smell of horse stable, the second a stinging smell of adhesive, then it got better but never great. In addition we felt that the match of wines and food was suboptimal. Service was very attentive and decoration of the food and restaurant nice.

Thank MimiMao
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had the 6 course degustation meal & it was just amazing (75 euro/ person). The presentation of the dishes is beautiful & each dish has a different & wonderful taste. The service staff were professional & friendly. We even had a chat with the chef on the way out. Overall my wife & I agreed that this was one of our best restaurant experiences. It's Michelin Star is well deserved.

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Thank Terry D
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

The food lacked all seasoning and taste. I have never experienced anything like it. The Emperor has no clothes.

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1  Thank ilovefoodanddining
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We called in here on the off chance. It’s fine dining in all aspects. Minimal decor, excellent food and great service. Very pricey.

1  Thank Feargal M
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

As someone who does not eat in Michelin-starred restaurants every day of the week, I had to be a little impressed, not just because of the white tablecloths and the food. The real story - if anybody is asking me - is an unparalleled selection of Sicilian wines with a sommelier who probably lived in the vineyards and speaks perfect English; outstanding! also no one ever writes about the breads which are from heritage grains on the island - you will probably never experience the same again - period!

Now for the food, I am not disputing the quality or the taste or the presentation which were all fabulous but the chef is treating you to an innovative experience by re-interpreting the traditional elements of Sicilian cuisine which I already understand well.

The innovation deserves the second star but it will take time for the inspectors to appreciate the Sicilian element that really distinguishes this gem from the pack in better-known locations. When asked which elements I wanted in the tasting menu, my answer was, and always will be, "bottarga" - the caviar of the sea.

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