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Ristorante Porta Marina

Via dei Candelai 35, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
39 093122553
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Ranked #58 of 384 restaurants in Syracuse
Price range: $0 - $60
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Having read the great reviews on this site and others we went here with great expectations and decided to try the Surprise menu as mentioned on their web site. We thought it a bit strange that we couldn't get any indication of what we would be served despite asking but figured, OK, its a surprise! Well it was certainly that,... More

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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Amazing food and amazing service!!! We had antipasto the warm seafood salad, then two different mains both amazing. Then the fish fillet over pumpkin sauce WOW!!! This was a great end to a great trip.

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Herk-de-Stad, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We found this by chance but were nit disappointed. Starters : smoked salmon with gin and orange, a nice combo. Casarecce with funghi porcini and almonds, great. Main course , suppa di mare, very nice as was the baccala with potato sauce and orange-zest. Our 13y old son was over the moon with his risotto with gamberoni and 24kt gold-leaf.... More

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We found this restaurant way down a quiet side street. The menu was quite limited, but that was what attracted us, as these sort of places usually concentrate on producing the best food. How right we were. The flavours were superb, as was the presentation. The waiter explained each dish on the menu, and recommended the wine to go with... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our flight was late and we were having problems finding somewhere to eat round 10 pm on a Saturday night. Came across this place with several empty tables. Generally, an enjoyable meal, but some dishes were over-salted and a little too rich. Noticed it held one Michelin star. We had better meals in other places in Ortigia over the following... More

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Dublin Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

The interior of this restaurant is amazing. Unfortunately the food did not live up to our expectations. The starter of pasta with mushrooms and nuts was just ok. The fish with gratin potato was over cooked. There seemed to be a lot of waiters but they did not refill our glasses once during the meal. The phone kept ringing, which... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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245 reviews 245 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Sicilian to the core, this is a real treat of a place that I stumbled upon while avoiding the busier, better known and less authentic looking places which infest the streets of Syracuse with their faux terrases, tacky looking street furnitutre and canopies. Ristorante Porta Marina da Salvo is located down a small back street near the Port and opens... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Like others - we stumbled upon this establishment as it is on a very quite side street - but we were all getting hungry and decided to venture in and take a look around. The interior is very well done. The food was very authentic Sicilian food. The staff was very friendly and helpful in our selection of both the... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Simply the best meal we've had in Sicily in 2 weeks, and lucky we were!.. it was our last night there. Perfect service, skilful, professional, unobtrusive, immediate, polite. Perfect fish - I had the cod from Portugal - one of the best fish dishes I've ever had; my wife ordered local fish triglia and it was prepared with care and... More

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stumbled upon the place hidden down a fairly quiet side street. The atmosphere was very relaxing and charming and the waiters very friendly. They have a great choice on the menu with lots of fresh fish and a good range of steaks. I had tune tartar which was delicious and then a steak with pâté (tournedos rossini) which was... More

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