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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 69
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  • 27
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality

This is a quality establishment. Professionally run. Fairly formal but relaxing and enjoyable nevertheless. I had carpaccio of octopus to start which was exquisite. Followed by tuna with lovely pepper reductions. Cassata for pudding was a but strange - not iced - more like a trifle. The wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Chris F
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had read this was one of the two best restaurants in Syracuse . The setting is wonderful in an old vaulted room, the menu looked promising and the service was excellent. Unfortunately the meal didn't live up to expectations, the dishes we selected were quite ordinary, not to the standard we would have expected from such a well thought... More 

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Koksijde Bad, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

One of the best meals in our many many years in Italy. An Italian twist around the sushi theme, with a delightfull sauce as a starter, heaven. And the Tuna, yesterday still swimming, today on your plate perfectly grilled with a marmelade of green and red pepperoni's. Simple but abslutely perfect.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a quality establishment. Professionally run. Fairly formal but relaxing and enjoyable nevertheless. I had carpaccio of octopus to start which was exquisite. Followed by tuna with lovely pepper reductions. Cassata for pudding was a but strange - not iced - more like a trifle. The wine list is comprehensive to say the least, arguably ridiculously long. Overall a... More 

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Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Walking into this restaurant (cave) from the hot Sicilian sun was delightful. We visited this restaurant twice during our stay. Both visits were worth the time and the money. The appetizer of raw crustations was fresh and full of flavor. The tuna was to die for. There was nothing to complain about any of the food in this restaurant. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

An extraordinary restaurant. Very sophisticated but also very local food. A master chef in the kitchen and also a very professional and pleasant staff . A very high quality wine list . A real sommelier quite knowledgeable about Sicilian wines .Quite expensive wine list but the good news is that even entry price bottles are outstanding. Very interesting menu and... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When I come back to Siciliy I will definitely go back there. A marvelous restaurant that I will remember! The chef reinvents traditional Sicialian recipes with a modern twist. in the end he came and chatted with us. The staff is great as well!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The restaurant has a really fine atmosphere and attentive service. The wine list is quite extensive and allows for some reasonable choices. Unfortunately I chose the Pithos from COS wineries. A terrible bottle of wine at half the price. The food here was creative and tasteful. The bread service was one of the best on the island.

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Melbourne, Australia
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159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Having been recommended this restaurant by a Sicilian restaurateur in Melbourne it was almost fate when we turned to find ourselves outside its door. There were few lunch time diners so getting a table was no problem. My wife ordered pasta with swordfish and almonds on a spinach bed from the menu, I sought the waiters recommendation and was provided... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I was really impressed by the vegetarian 4 course menu (vegetables and cheese). It was truly delicious. Recommended!!

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

On the Via Maestranza where you wouldn't expect a restaurant of this quality that has been visited by Steve Martin and Francis Ford Coppola. The ceilings are vaulted and in the room where we were seated there was quite a large display of wine. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. Be sure to make a reservation.

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Additional Information about Don Camillo

Address: Via Delle Maestranze, 96 | Ortigia, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0931 67133
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
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
Average Prices: USD 60 - 89

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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 - 89

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
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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