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Don Camillo

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Via Delle Maestranze, 96 | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67133
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 325
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  • 139
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This restaurant was within a few meters from our hotel, which was of course a bonus. However after having been there I would have walked through the whole city for this place!! Everything was just perfect. Nice atmosphere, wonderful champagne, great food, unbelievable amount of wines to choose from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chyles
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was within a few meters from our hotel, which was of course a bonus. However after having been there I would have walked through the whole city for this place!! Everything was just perfect. Nice atmosphere, wonderful champagne, great food, unbelievable amount of wines to choose from and the service was TOP!

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Palermo, Italy
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122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Super friendly owner and good selection of typical Sicilian food. Great wine list or just drink local wine. You can eat on a budget or eat like a king. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, often very busy!

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Carmel, Indiana
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Our hotel concierge recommended Don Camillo as being a wonderful restaurant. It didn't turn out exactly that way. The service was mixed, the wait staff were excellent, the manager and wine sommelier were stuffy and not helpful. The restaurant looked beautiful and the ambiance was very nice. The most disappointing part was the food. Most the dishes we were served... More 

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Thank DKouk
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Having spent a week in Ragusa/Modica/Ortigia eating at restaurants ranging from a kebab shop to the two Michelin stared Duomo we opted for Don Camillo for our final night. An incredibly disappointing experience in every respect. True the building itself and the decor is fantastic. Everything else from the service, food and staff was at best bizarre. A huge wine... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant took a little finding but was worth the effort. The surroundings were serene and elegant, the staff were attentive and solicitous, but above all the food was delicate, subtle and delicious. We has various wines by the glass chosen for us and they were all excellent.

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Lauria, Italy
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Its a sure sign that somthing is amiss on entering a restaurant in Italy when all the diners are foreign. We booked for a group of people and the decor and menu seemed interesting if a little pricey. The sommelier was good and efficient. The waiters were aloof, very slow and even though the food had ambitous pretensions the simplest... More 

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philadelphia pa
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Had a great raw shrimp appetizer served in a light tomato sauce. Also cooked shrimp in I think a ricotta salata cream sauce that was fabulous. My husband enjoyed a slow cooked black pork dish. Good local wine both white and red.

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Thank motherof2Pa
New York City, New York
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had a fantastic lunch here with good wine and excellent service. Particularly memorable were the gnocchi with pistachios, seppia and its ink, the black pork chop with Nero d'Avola and apples and an amazing chocolate cube with eggplant marmalade. Sounds strange but very delicious. The service is excellent and really friendly. This was one of the three best meals... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Suggested to us by a friend and frequent traveler we sent for dinner. I do not think I have ever had tuna as well prepared or served as well anywhere else, and I love tuna. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Leegoldsmith
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Stunning beautiful restaurant, in a convent. Very professional service, excellent food - inspired cooking - and a good selection of Sicilian wines

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Delle Maestranze, 96 | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 67133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 90
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?