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Don Camillo

Via Maestranza 96, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67133
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Ranked #31 of 389 restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $73 - $109
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lovely ambience but frankly a little too pompous for our taste. Not great value for money and full of well heeled travellers. Not our most authentic experience from our time in Siracusa. More entertaining dining experiences available.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Although the restaurant was busy the food was very strange and over seasoned. I enjoy trying new tastes but this was just weird. There was no atmosphere and the waiting staff were efficient rather than friendly. An eclectic mix of customers made for plenty to talk about. Expensive for what it delivered.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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161 reviews 161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I called in at about 4 p.m. to make a table booking for 8:30 that evening, so our reservation was very "last minute". The man who took my booking was charming, with a wry sense of humour. When we arrived, the very experienced staff seemed instantly able to "sum up"-- just by looking at us-- what sort of budget THEY... More

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Siesta Key, Florida
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205 reviews 205 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had a most agreeable lunch here and found the food to be most excellent, in fact likely the best meal I had in Sicily. The food is upscale but with local touches. The wine selection is massive and all of wine I do not know. The owner was most helpful and recommended some very tasty juice!

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new york
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The waiters were not very friendly or helpful in our ordering of food or wine. I would even go so far as to say they were hostile towards us. The food was too complicated for my taste and fussy in a bad way. The combinations of ingredients did not do the food justice.

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Virginia USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had an excellent meal at Don Camillo. The food and service were first rate. After so much (excellent) seafood in Sicily it was great to find somewhere that the carnivores among us could indulge. Both the boar and the veal were superb. The staff was accommodating in indulging our wish for a salad starter that was not on the... More

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Dublin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We visit Ortigia and Don Camillo annually and I see it is two years since my last review. Nothing here has changed: it is formal, professional and quite expensive by Ortigia standards - €45 each, but is aiming higher than most and succeeding. In particular nowhere else we have found caters for meat-eaters who want quality Italian dishes. Pork, sourced... More

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food was a culinary delight. The service was efficient and moved in a timely fashion. The waiters took time to explain the preparation of the dishes. The head waiter took the time to select a wine that enhanced the dishes. And the desserts that want with 5 course meal was breathtaking. I was not sure what to expect but... More

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kingston kingsbridge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Main Street is full of restaurants and you will need to book but a small diversion down a side alley and you will find this restaurant.A proper pizza oven homemade desserts and attentive service.Syracuse is full of tourists and it was comforting to be on a restaurant where Italians were eating.I had an excellent pizza with plenty of cheese... More

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San Giustino (PG)
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were treated like the poor relations even though we both speak Italian. I chose the Vegetarian degustastione option which was probably the worse food I have ever eaten. Over priced food and wine with dismal service

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