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Taverna Sveva

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant tucked away on a quiet square

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
JohanDutoit
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Ghent, Belgium
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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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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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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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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Lewes, United Kingdom
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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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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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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very nice dinner experience, at a reasonable price, served by friendly and efficient staff. We will happily dine here again, and we recommend the restaurant.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia, 1 | Ortygia, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0931 24663
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia, 1 | Ortygia, 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

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