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Piazza Federico di Svevia, 1, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
0931 24663
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Evening dinner on a number of nights

Went here on a number of evenings. At the height of summer there was a need to pre book. The restaurant was always full with a mix of tourists and locals. Food was very good on each occasion. Would recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
Steve_Grant1
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Oldham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went here on a number of evenings. At the height of summer there was a need to pre book. The restaurant was always full with a mix of tourists and locals. Food was very good on each occasion. Would recommend

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We sat outside in the sun on November 19th and had a perfect meal. First, a vast plate of delicious seafood antipasto, then a simple pasta alla Norma. Local wine came time and again. Nothing fancy but just a great Sicilian lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This restaurant was just around the corner from our flat, so we went twice. Very nice food (gnocchi with pistachio sauce and some kind of giant saltimbocca were the highlights). We visited at the very end of October, yet this place, unlike many other places in the evening, was always packed! Despite being very popular the quality of the food... More 

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Washington DC
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179 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was place listed in Lonely Planet Sicily, so the quiet, local vibe has changed a bit. But the location, at the end of Ortigia's island/peninsula, in a quiet square takes it out of the direct tourist line and keeps it at least half locals. People come for the great seafood--swordfish, branzino, etc., but Sveva also has terrific pasta dishes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had the swordfish pasta , sword fish with prawn and the aubergine pasta with salted ricotta ! To finish orange tiramisu and canolo ! Great atmosphere , service and wine ! Good price in authentic setting

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

You get good food: tasty and not too much fuss. Service is considerate and very effcient, though I sometimes got the feeling it's a factory in which you have to leave as soon as you have finished your meal to let other people take your place. But that's probably due to the lovely tatse of the dishes...everybody wants to enjoy,... More 

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Brighton, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal here, sitting outside, eating some good food and drinking local wine. The restaurant is right at the tip of the island, next to the castle, so a longer than usual walk (only to find it was closed on Wednesdays when we tried a repeat visit) but worth it. We didn't have a reservation but the staff... More 

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USA
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29 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I loved this place! It's not fancy and most of the decor is found outside with the people around you and the night's activities. I had the gnocchi with pistachio sauce and it was worth the praise: even on a hot and humid night, it wasn't so much that I felt full. It was amazing. And although they don't have... More 

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Northumberland, UK
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A simple taverna with a few tables inside & the majority outside in a little square next to Castle Maniace at the tip of Ortygia. Slightly away from the busier, tourist route but worth making it this far. Had their local speciality, gnocchi in pistacchio sauce, followed by their giant orawns cooked with honey. Both dishes, simple but sublime. Didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There are lots of good places to eat in Ortigia and this is one. It's simple food, grilled fish, octopus salad, grilled vegetables, sardine pasta, but all of it really nicely done and full of flavour. They've got some nice Sicilian wines as well. Our meal was 77 Euros for two with all the courses and wine - very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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