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Taberna Sveva

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Piazza Federico di Svevia, 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
0931 24663
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 127
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    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 28
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bustling restaurant in Syracuse, popular with locals and tourists!

This great little restaurant is well worth the walk thru the lovely old streets of Syracuse to get to, where it sits at the far end of Ortygia island. We went early in the evening (for Italy!), and being August, took the precaution to book. Good move, as many people were turned away whilst we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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London, UK
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The best gnocchi vongole ever! Yum. It was so good, we went back twice for it. Decent prices, always busy with locals. Highly recommend.

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West Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Simple delicious dinner- unpretentious but great fish, pasta and delicious local wine. Good value too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This great little restaurant is well worth the walk thru the lovely old streets of Syracuse to get to, where it sits at the far end of Ortygia island. We went early in the evening (for Italy!), and being August, took the precaution to book. Good move, as many people were turned away whilst we were there. We had the... More 

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Kaarina, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Luckily the staff gave the advice to first have Antipasti and Primi Piatti and wait with the Secondi, which was a good advice. We had two antipastis which the four of us shared (boys ages 11 and 12). This together with the pasta was more than enough. The food was excellent!! We liked the staff, they were polite and natura.... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We dined twice here and everytime the food was delicious. Recommended : the smoked tuna and the gnocchi with clams. The service is efficient and friendly. Be sure to make a reservation as it quickly fills up. Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of the best meals we had in Sicily for a very reasonable price. The gnocchi in pistachio cream sauce was insanely good. Quiet patio.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Little chance getting a table without booking especially during the High season and at week ends and it's obvious why. Where else can you get delicious fresh food and wine served outdoors a stones throw from the Sea by wonderful staff ..at a reasonable cost? We had parmigiana with mixed fresh fish and gamberoni prawns breaded with honey which was... More 

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Leicester, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had our anniversary meal here, and were very happy with our choice. Service was excellent, helpful but not intrusive, and they spoke good English whilst being patient with our attempts to order in Italian! The swordfish carpaccio starter was very good, and we both had the mixed fish frittura for main course; this was done simply and well, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The restaurant is a little bit off the main tourist streets in Ortigia, which makes it more charming with a feeling of authenticity. We stayed 6 days in Ortigia and this was one of the three best restaurant visits during our stay.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We tried an antipasti plate, pasta with seafood and seafood fritto, all were very very delicious. Try the unconventional tiramisu with oranges, it's exceptionally good. Loved every bite of what we tried, highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia, 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 0931 24663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?