Travel through time to the peak of the Belle Époque in Palermo, where the Florio family’s most distinguished guests would have dined in this original Louis XVI hall.

Pierangelini, Fulvio
"A culinary journey through Sicilian scents and culture. Timeless, classic yet modern dishes"

The Story of Florio

Constructed in 1900 at the height of the Belle Époque, the influential Florio family transformed Villa Igiea from a private palazzo into one of the most luxurious hotels in Sicily. Once considered the most famous retreat in Sicily, Villa Igiea has been a symbol of elegance and hospitality that has seen artists, Hollywood elite, and royalty pass through its doors.

Florio Restaurant’s decadent interiors pay homage to the Belle Époque era’s elegance with a restrained colour scheme and soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, which bathe the space in a soft natural light and reveal magnificent views of the Tyrrhenian Sea recalling the golden age, here the Florio family’s most distinguished guests would have dined in this original Louis XVI hall.

The Philosophy

Best known for his two Michelin-starred restaurant Gambero Rosso in San Vincenzo, Fulvio Pierangelini Creative Director of Food for Rocco Forte Hotels Fulvio has designed an exquisite menu. Inspired by his philosophy of simplicity, generosity, ultimate quality and the wonderful flavours of Sicily, Florio restaurant portrays the culinary history of Sicily.

A simple, but not simplistic cuisine, which is sincere and unrestrained; respect for little everyday gestures which perfect the island's thousand-year-old culinary art, realising au gout du jour marvels; this cuisine embodies family, generosity and femininity"  - Fulvio Pierangelini

Many of our ingredients are harvested right here in the gardens and orchards of Villa Igiea and Verdura, and our dinner menu is an expression of our savoir-faire and the bounty of this Mediterranean island. We have some of the best local produce in the world, including sea-fresh fish and raw crustaceans, oven baked fish, grilled catch of the day, as well as traditional fresh Sicilian pastas, fritti and arancini accompanied by local vegetables, fruits, oils, cheeses and fresh herbs. This is real cuisine, sincere and natural.

Dress Code

As the embodiment of elegance and tradition of Villa Igiea, our Restaurant & Bars require a smart casual dress code after 7.30pm. We kindly remind guests that shorts, sleeveless shirts and sandals are not allowed.

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Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo.

Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo.


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Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo.


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