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Osteria da Mariano

vicolo Zuccola, 9, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
39 0931 67444
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Ranked #185 of 388 restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In a small alley you sit on a slope. The atmosphere is really good because of the typical Italian alley. The food wasn't fantastic but maybe that was because it was busy. The price/quality was good so you can consider this restaurant.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

confusing! several recommendations for this restaurant, so ready for a good Saturday night meal out. assumed it was small pasta "plates" as part of italian many courses, and ordered the bruschetta followed by pasta, and planned to order a meat/fish course next. The bruschetta arrived and was very disappointing....chewy bread, with some drizzled olive old and a large sprinkling of... More

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Hertfordshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I chose to dine here after discovering online an article from a national newspaper back home. A travel journalist who lives in Italy listed his favourite five Sicilian restaurants. This was one of them. I should have listened to the receptionist at my hotel who pulled a face when I mentioned my intention of eating there. On arrival I was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice location in a small street, nice atmosphere, Mr. Paolo is friendly and also his son Mariano. Food is wonderful and the restaurant is always full of local people. We went there with our guide Josephine that translated us all the ingridients of our dishes but if you go by yourself bring a diccionary!!!!!!!!!!!! All their pasta are good!!!!!!!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Found this little restaurant down a narrow alley. Good cold beer and wine at very good prices. We had a pasta dish (7 euro) and the rabbit stew (8 euro) - great tastes and excellent value. Waiters were friendly and service quite good. A nice little free treat at end of meal plus a free local digestivo. Recommend this venue.

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cotswolds
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is best left to locals who must either get better food or have no taste buds. My aperoll-spritz was cloyingly sweet and lacked any spritz. The acciughe in my spaghetti con acciughe must have seen the chef before he saw them and made their escape. The gamberoni must have been hanging around since Archimedes caught them, and the... More

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After walking by this restuarant two of three times we decided to try it for dinner, Always seemed crowded and the food looked good. We ordered the Frutti di mare antipasti, a pasta with sardines and farfalle con zucca. They brought us an orange salad which we assumed was a complimentary appetizer. We did not ask for it. Unfortunately the... More

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England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and it looks really charming. We had a nice table outside and when we arrived at 8.15 the place was only just filling up. To begin with the service was good and attentive and both my husband and I had nice pasta dishes. Had to wait a while for the main course.... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We decided to dine here based on reviews and our desire to eat local. The restaurant filled up quickly after opening at 7:30. We sat in the brightly lit interior to avoid the smokers outside. The waiter took our order right away- if we had not read the menu earlier outside we would not have been ready to order. Our... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had some very tasty pasta for lunch (particularly the one with ricotta and sausage), so returned another day for dinner and still just as good. Plenty of dishes to try, good value by local standards, and was always pretty busy when we went past.

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