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Ristorante Porta Marina

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Via dei Candelai 35, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 22553
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 135
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    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely atmosphere, good for special occasion

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Devon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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9 restaurant reviews
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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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very good. Worth booking. Good value and excellent food. Nice atmosphere too. Nice part of town. House wine excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Cozy and classy restaurant. One of the top ones experienced in Syracusa. The seafood was excellent. I had prawns, crab and fish. Everything was scrumptuous from starters to the main dish and desserts. The ambiance was so romantic, next time i will go with my hubby to experience this wonderful place. Will definitely go back again. The price was reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food here was truly stunning. Waiters were most helpful and everything was divine. Highly recommended! All was cooked to perfection.

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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 0 - 60

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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