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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It didn't seem like we were wanted

We ate at this place as it was recommended in the slow food guide. When we arrived it was starting to sprinkle and they only had one of the enormous umbrellas open and all the tables under the umbrella were filled. They offered us a seat inside which is kind of gloomy but we really wanted to eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
James C
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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137 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We ate at this place as it was recommended in the slow food guide. When we arrived it was starting to sprinkle and they only had one of the enormous umbrellas open and all the tables under the umbrella were filled. They offered us a seat inside which is kind of gloomy but we really wanted to eat outside so... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This place was heaving on a Monday night in October....great smoked tuna starter - and good main courses.

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Thank Jules D
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Near our hotel on the tip of Ortigia we had a very pleasant low key lunch sitting outside. Great spaghetti vongole and good local wine. Simple but delicious.

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Thank drgrun
Lachen, Schweiz
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The restaurant is in a quiet corner at the tip of Ortigia. This trattoria is mentioned in the slow food guide and the food quality is indeed very good.

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Seattle, WA, USA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Food was 50% more expensive than comparable places we have eaten at in Sicilia and just okay. You could not get 1/4 or 1/2 liter carafes of house wine. A glass or bottle were the only choices and a glass was as much as what we have been paying for a 1/4 liter. I suspect you could find better.

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Thank where-next-mj
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Our concierge at Hotel Grand Maniace recommended the Taberna as a place "real" people would eat. Decidedly Sicilian in style, service was friendly and food was very good. Night 1 we had primi (antipasti, alla norma, ragu) with some very good wine recommendations and night 2, switched to fish secondi. The filetto with potato crust (like a rosti) was wonderful.... More 

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Thank ubarky
Stockholm, Sweden
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here on a day trip to Syracuse and must say it was a real gem! Does not look much but they offer relaxed atmosphere and personal service and absolutely delicious food! Try their tuna affumato with oranges for a starter (1 is enough for two) - and then try their pastas e.g. gnocchi al vongole or pasta... More 

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Thank Bo J
Epsom, Surrey
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We'd been recommended here by a friend of ours. And whilst wandering around Ortigia we stumbled across it by accident and thought let's stop in for lunch. We were very pleased with the decision. The carbonara linguini was delicious.

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London, UK
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?