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Osteria da Mariano

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vicolo Zuccola, 9, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
39 0931 67444
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 102
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The poorest dinner experience we have had in along time

lured in by a bustling alleyway, we say at this tourist trap. Service was appalling, abrupt, bordering on rude. Food was just as bad. After waiting a long time, we decided to pay up and go before main course. This didn't seem to surprise the staff whatsoever. Says it all! Sicily is famed for good... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Bazandselima
via mobile
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

lured in by a bustling alleyway, we say at this tourist trap. Service was appalling, abrupt, bordering on rude. Food was just as bad. After waiting a long time, we decided to pay up and go before main course. This didn't seem to surprise the staff whatsoever. Says it all! Sicily is famed for good food, this restaurant's food and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a lunch and a dinner at Osteria during October 2014. This restaurant is tucked away in a small street, that even the GPS is challenged to find. We recommend that you make the effort to do so. On arrival at Siracusa, Osteria was recommended by our taxi driver and hotel receptionist. Unfortunately, we failed in... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Pleace for dinner. Helpful service, delicious dishes, friendly owner. Our doughter was pleased with the food and also enjoyed the place.

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Arena, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Truly Sicilian Food. great service excellent food very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is eclectic comfortable and warm, the service quick.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Can't believe some of the poor reviews on here. People must have been desperately unlucky or overly fussy. The pasta and broccoli starter rivalled any pasta dish I've ever had. And as for the almond and pistachio dessert cake - wow! Lamb and rabbit mains were great too and the whole lot, for two, was less than 40 euros with... More 

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York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Found this by chance when ambling round Ortigia. We had not intended having lunch as we had booked a restaurant for the evening, but the warm welcome from staff and pleasant seating outside, changed our minds. Husband was delighted to find rabbit on the menu and it proved to be delicious. A very pleasant experience and one to definitely re-visit... More 

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Washington DC
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181 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Osteria da Mariano is located on an out-of-the-way alleyway in in the middle of Ortigia, with outside seating on either side of the passage. Lots of local specialities on the menu, but the food was well above average and the wine list a bit more extensive. Prices moderate. The affable owner/manager Mariano visits every table to gauge guest reactions to... More 

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Berkeley, California
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33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had interesting pastas: tube pasta with béchamel sauce with almonds and chopped almonds on top and a pasta (bowties) with very little fish in a red sauce. The two pasta dishes were excellent but the next course of blue fish with lots of bones (not a good choice) was not so good. We had panna cotta for dessert, candied... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great place- excellent pasta. Service was friendly and atmosphere cosy and authentic. Moscato for dessert was a welcome surprise

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We enjoyed the food and ambiance of this restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and the food delicious. A good place to eat while in Syracuse.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: vicolo Zuccola, 9, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 39 0931 67444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?