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Taverna Sveva

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

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  • 37
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  • 23
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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
Great food in a quiet neighborhood of Ortigia

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great unpretentious restaurant. We had smoked tuna salad and gnocchi with clams and for mains, mixed roast fish

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Maryland
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28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We ate here tonight, and had an enjoyable time. The waiter was very nice, and spoke excellent English, making things easy for us. We started with a very nice house red wine, a Mista de Mare (assorted cold seafood appetizer, which was excellent, having a little of everything, mussels, langoustine, raw tuna, and a couple of things I couldn't identify,... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stumbled across this lovely taverna in a quiet corner. The food was fresh and delicious and we felt finally we had found an authentic corner of sicily. So glad we passed the restaurants nearer the touristy places.

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Montreal, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The gnocchi al pistacchio was as delicious as it gets! Truly unforgettable! The place is well located right by the entrance of Castello Maniace.

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Washington DC
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52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had a really good dinner here. Fish was cooked well, although my swordfish was a little too well-done for me, but my hubby liked it. Had the gnocchi with clams which was really good. The highlight of the meal was the orange-based tiramisu which would be amazing in the heat of the summer!

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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112 helpful votes 112 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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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, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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