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Osteria da Mariano

Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta, Soups
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vicolo Zuccola, 9, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
39 0931 67444
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Read 2 good reviews ( from Lonely Planet and Daily Telegraph) but sadly did not check Trip Advisor. The waiters were disinterested, the food was average and in my dish of spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs, they must surely have used packaged breadcrumbs - awful compared to other dishes I've... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I'm so upset I fell for this tourist trap. Extremely touristy and terrible food. The pasta was floating in a sauce that seemed from a microwaved frozen meal. But the worse part was the service. When we didn't get wine the waiter literally stopped talking to us. He was annoyed when I asked a question about the menu and kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pasta is the deal here and its homemade, fresh and delicious. Lots of different kinds, seasonally prepared like most things are in Italy and Sicily. The place fills up quickly and the reason is that the food is great, the proprietor is really nice and its incredibly inexpensive for the amount and quality of the food. I would classify this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Read 2 good reviews ( from Lonely Planet and Daily Telegraph) but sadly did not check Trip Advisor. The waiters were disinterested, the food was average and in my dish of spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs, they must surely have used packaged breadcrumbs - awful compared to other dishes I've tasted with fresh breadcrumbs on my 7 week holiday in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Down a tiny alley way and away from the main part... Tables outside fill up quick and so does your belly with the great food. Spaghetti was perfect service friendly and attentive and overall a very enjoyable atmosphere especially for a solo diner!! Definitely recommend it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Incredibly busy restaurant on a Saturday evening, so reservations necessary. Food was excellent. Some problem with being understood (our rudimentary Italian needed some assstance from an English-speaking Italian couple nearby). Mostly Italian clientele. Enjoyable evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very good. It wS a food surprised to find this restaurant in a narrow path. The environment is very nice and food as well!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Me and my friend, fooling around the old Siracusa town, fortunately found this small restaurant Great food! Nice waiters and the Mr Mariano in person there. I eat twice there, so here are my suggestions Spaghetti with fungi Sword fish Spaghetti con frutti di mare e menta Ask for the local wine jar 😉

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw the €7 main course price at this restaurant recommended by a Telegraph newspaper travel writer. But when we tasted the food we immediately understood. No Parmesan offered with the pasta whose sauce was stewed and tasted unpleasant. Thr grilled sardines weren't fresh and the €2 green salad was a plate of chopped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We have made 2 seven day trips to Siracusa in the past year. Each time we eat either lunch or dinner at least 5 times during our visits. I have eaten almost all of the pasta dishes, and there is so much variety. Items are on the menu that I have never seen elsewhere: pasta with squash blossoms, and tomatoes;... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went here last night having read a review in the Telegraph. We had barely looked at the menu when the waiter was asking for our order. We asked for more time and when my husband ordered the liver we were told there was none! We were then hassled into ordering. My pasta and broccoli arrived - the broccoli was... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria da Mariano

Address: vicolo Zuccola, 9, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0931 67444
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
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
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta, Soups

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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, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta, Soups
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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