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Ristorante Porta Marina

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Italian, Chowder
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Via dei Candelai 35, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 22553
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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The service was very good as was the food. We found the portion sizes to be quite large and two people could share. For the appetizer, I tried the Mixed Grill Fish that was outstanding as were the prawns. The fish is fresh, the bread crusty, and the salad....what can I say! We enjoyed our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
fudgbug
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Pelham, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Pelham, New Hampshire
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469 reviews 469 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The service was very good as was the food. We found the portion sizes to be quite large and two people could share. For the appetizer, I tried the Mixed Grill Fish that was outstanding as were the prawns. The fish is fresh, the bread crusty, and the salad....what can I say! We enjoyed our evening. Try to get there... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I phoned but got no answer but went along anyway. I wish we hadn't. We were put in to a characterless side room and were forgotten as were the few other people there. This restaurant obviously has Michelin aspirations but the food does not match those inspirations. There is a note on the menu that more or less states that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This was recommended by our apartment owner. The restaurant is lovely, staff attentive but not as welcoming as other venues and the food excellent. The standard dishes of the region were given tiny tweaks and all the dishes I had, and sampled, were excellent. Recommended for food with friends.

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went for our wedding anniversary meal, looking for something a little more memorable. We were glad we were not put off by a few recent negative reviews. Our experience was entirely positive. It was quiet, a Sunday evening, low music, very attentive staff. We chose the 'light taster menu' at Euro 35 per head: three starters, a 'first' course,... More 

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London
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A good choice of delicious food. The four of us had a first class meal served by attentive and friendly staff

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It all looks great, but the staff is not interested in you. They don't try to give you a great experience. Look at the menu and the displayed fish, but don't expect the staff to be helpful in identifying what you might like or who you like it cooked. Don't expect them to ask if the food is good. Not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Food was average. Wine by glass was just terrible. Although the room was not full they seated us alone in another room. Felt in a tourist trap. Not genuine, there are dozens of better restaurants in siracusa, and cheapers.

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Manorhamilton, Leitrim, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Surprising, impressive stone-vaulted interior, very classy appearance. We could find a table for five without having booked in advance. Excellent food, very attentive service, a bit expensive, but generally a worthwhile experience.

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Sydney
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20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The restaurant was difficult to find and not well signposted. The service was very offhand and the food was extremely disappointing. Had been told the food was 'tipici' but it was bland and overcooked as if it had been made without the passion for food that we have come to expect in Italy. We won't be back. Does not deserve... More 

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Salvo D, Proprietario at Ristorante Porta Marina, responded to this review
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Non sono d'accordo con la sua recensione, soprattutto per quanto riguarda il servizio, il cibo e la menzione sulla guida... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It has been our most disappointing dinner in Siracusa. We appeared to be in the centre of a big touristic group of elders that were rather talkative and loud. We were barely hearing each other and the stuff was trying to speak louder to be heard. However the food we tasted there was not worth such efforts not even a... More 

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Mi dispiace che la cena e la serata non sia stata di suo gradimento, ma le tengo a precisare che... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via dei Candelai 35, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 22553

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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