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Taverna Sveva

Piazza Federico di Svevia, 1, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
0931 24663
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Ranked #94 of 388 restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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South-East
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had three great meals here in a 10 day stay. Kept going back because the food was so delicious, yet unpretentious and the menu not ridiculously long (as many are in other places). The service was also great. All in all, one of the best places we found in Ortigia, and that's saying something, as many places were either... More

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London
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very unassuming looking place. Please don't be put off. Nice friendly little bistro with good atmosphere, ambiance. Off the beaten track at the southern tip of the island. We had lovely sea bass crusted with potato and grilled veggies. Just smashing with a beer and glass of prosecco. We felt the price was good and not touristy. Lots of Italians... More

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Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were recommended by the hotel to try this place for lunch. When we arrived we had to wait about 5-10 mins for a table and there was also a line that started to form behind us. Most people eating here appeared to be locals. We ordered gnocchi vongole and roast lamb to share - both dishes were very good.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had a poor lunch experience. The food was mediocre and overall poor flavour and quality. Local wine was ok. Overpriced and not to be recommended. There are many good restaurants in Syracuse and no need to return to this one.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We ate here three times during our weeks holiday in Ortigia. In late October. Great fresh food,lovely fish, pasta and wine.One of our favourite eating places in Ortigia. Blair Thomson, Glasgow

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Excellent service. Generous glasses of wine. Tasty home-made pastas. Outdoor seating and very atmospheric.

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Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Should you be walking around Ortigia, do not hesitate to stop by the Taverna Sveva for lunch (would not really recommend for dinner unless you have children with you). They have a nice dehors as well as a few tables inside, service was friendly and accommodating. We tried their pistachio gnocchi which were quite good and they have nice smoked... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Near the seaside in Syracuse , Italy, we sat outside at dusk. For starters i enjoyed the salmon dish. Seasoned perfectly.. Very thin slices of salmon laced over lettuce with onions. Followed with salad and a glass of the house wine. The salad was mixed greens of arugula, potatoes, the most subtle tasting carrots, olives, dried tomatoes and cherry tomatoes.... More

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Zagreb
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Liked the food and the fact you get it really fast - since we werre quite tired from travelling that day. Service could be a bit better...when we took out the AMEX to pay, immediatelly someone shouted fron the doors they don't accept it. Probably this is typicall Sicilianesi type of communication :) Except that, great food and value for... More

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Dubrovnik
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

The food was great, quick and cheap!!!Restaurant is symphatic,located on the small street next to lungomare!

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