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Caffetteria Rizzuto

Cafe in Palermo

Caffetteria Rizzuto is a classically-styled cafe in the center of Palermo from 1979 that offers a wide range of Italian specialty coffee and traditional coffee. The owner, Giuseppe Rizzuto, has been mastering his specialty coffee brewing since 2017 and offers a selection of different methods.

They make their own pastries and cornetti, which makes it a very popular location in the morning for breakfast with a quality coffee. They have a lunch menu that changes daily and seasonally, depending on what is available in the local market, offering pasta dishes and roasted food. On top of that, they also make their own ice cream.

You'll find Caffetteria Rizzuto in the centre of old Palermo, a few minutes walk from the famous Massimo Theatre.

Caffetteria Rizzuto specialty coffee cafe in Palermo, Italy
Updated 9 June, 2021

In-store brew methods

  • Espresso?The iconic Italian espresso method uses a machine to force near-boiling water at high pressure through finely ground coffee and a portafilter.
    Espresso brewed coffee produces concentrated, rich flavours with crema on top.
  • Pour-over?The pour-over method uses a cone-shaped dripper with a paper filter. Near-boiling water is poured over medium-coarse ground coffee and passes through the paper filter. Different thicknesses of filter paper removes the coffee oils.
    Pour-over brewed coffee produces a cleaner taste with less bitterness.
  • AeroPress?The AeroPress device functions like a syringe. Medium-coarse ground coffee is steeped in near-boiling water for a short period before the water is manually plunged through the coffee grounds and a thin paper filter.
    AeroPress brewed coffee produces a smooth and clean flavour.
  • Moka pot?Moka pot method uses stove-top heat to boil water in the lower chamber that is forced through relatively fine-ground coffee into the upper chamber ready for serving.
    Moka pot brewed coffee produces a stronger flavour often with more bitterness.
  • Cold brew?The cold brew method involves steeping coarse-ground coffee in cool water for 12-hours or more. The brewed coffee is filtered and water is added before serving.
    Cold brewed coffee produces a flavour with less bitterness and acidity.
  • Nitro cold brew?Nitro cold brew is cold brewed coffee with nitrogen gas infused during the pour, giving the drink a creamy head of foam on top.
    Nitro cold brewed coffee produces a thicker, smoother texture with less bitterness.
  • French press?The French press method uses a plunger with a fine mesh metal filter. Medium-coarse ground coffee is steeped in near-boiling water for several minutes. The plunger is pressed down to filter out fine particles when poured.
    French press brewed coffee produces a strong and bold flavour.


  • Outdoor seating
  • Indoor seating


Via Villaermosa, 9,
90133 Palermo (PA),
Sicily, Italy

Caffetteria Rizzuto in Palermo

Caffetteria Rizzuto located in Palermo, Italy

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