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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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  • 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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Expectations don't always come to fruition! Some of our party loved their food some not so happy. The seafood couscous big tick. Wine choices great . The grilled prawns well overdone and dry. The waiter did not help much with explanations the language difference not helping much. Lovely venue but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
ObreeandCo
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I had dinner there in mid of June, right after theater. It clearly was a good one and I came for that with my wife. Wine selection by the glass could offer some better options since they have the dispenser. Food selection is on the good side, I am glad Salvo has a nice touch when he cooks not heavy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Expectations don't always come to fruition! Some of our party loved their food some not so happy. The seafood couscous big tick. Wine choices great . The grilled prawns well overdone and dry. The waiter did not help much with explanations the language difference not helping much. Lovely venue but struggle to quantify its Michelin mention!

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Piscataway, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good food at this charming restaurant which we were told was used for wheat storage in the past. Classy atmosphere with piano music on a quiet side street setting the mood. The meals were delicious especially the pasta with clams and broccoli. Be warned though - this restaurant does have a coperto charge of $2.50 euro for each diner for... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was craving for a good fish couscous. I live in Morocco, where couscous is a must, but never managed to have a good one with fish. In fact this is know to be a Sicilian speciality, so I decided to go to a very nice restaurant to have it! The restaurant was suggested by friends living in Siracusa, so... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Porta Marina is a moderately upscale restaurant with an emphasis on fish. We made a late reservation, and were put in the small dining room up half a flight of stairs, where the wines are stored. This dining room had only foreign customers and is certainly Siberia. Since we made our reservation so late, we can't really complain about where... More 

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

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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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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Address: Via dei Candelai 35, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0931 22553
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
Average Prices: USD 60
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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