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Osteria La Gazza Ladra

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Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
340 0602428
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is a cozy restaurant right in the middle of everything. We explained to the waiter that we are vegetarians, and she was very helpful with telling us what we should order. We ordered the vegetable anti pasti plate which had a nice selection of vegetables cooked in various ways. All... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
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  • Local cuisine
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Durango, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We came to this little osteria based on Slow Food Osteria guide book. Usually it never steers us wrong. I have to say this one is the exception. We ordered the oven roasted artichoke special, pasta alla Palermitana and Calamari soup. The artichokes were baked with breadcrumbs and they did not trim off much of the outer layers so the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a cozy restaurant right in the middle of everything. We explained to the waiter that we are vegetarians, and she was very helpful with telling us what we should order. We ordered the vegetable anti pasti plate which had a nice selection of vegetables cooked in various ways. All four of us followed up with four different pastas,... More 

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Amsterdam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Seems like a nice cosy place, but the food didn't turn out all that great. My girlfriend had a very nice orange-fennel salad, the rest I don't even remember that well. The wine I ordered was not there, the replacement not so great. My girlfriend liked the place quite well, but I just wasn't so impressed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

This is the best home cooked meal I've eaten in Sicily. Marchello recommended the to no with peppers when we were there last night. Previously we only shared a piccolo Antipasti but tonight was the full McCoy and boy was it good. People it was GOOD. If you do not want to be disappointed please book in advance.

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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

During this visit to Syracuse we were rather determined to eat our dinner in Gazza Ladra, as upon previous one we were dissapointed to learn it opens only for dinner (which sadly was not an option as we were with a baby and had to go back to Taormina). This time we slept on Ortigia, and have booked the table.... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We managed to squeeze into this small hosteria after they very kindly reserved a table for us. It is one of those places where one just HAVE to taste a little bit more of all the amazing things on offer. We spent a very enjoyable evening and can totally recommend this little restaurant whose owner takes great pride and delight... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I booked an evening meal at La Gazza Nedra for an evening meal based on previous reviews. The restaurant is small and is family run. We shared anti pasta and a caprese salad to start which were tasty. Our menu choices for main course weren't available so we both had spaghetti. They were good but not particularly interesting or memorable.... More 

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Trento, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This seems to be a family run operation. Super chill, easy atmosphere. The menu seems to change as to fit whatever they have available at the time. The food was very good, better than most, though not out-of-this-world great. That said, the intimacy of this place makes it a real nice change of pace, as an osteria should, from more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

10:30 pm arrived in Syracuse walk arround and then found this vibrant street full of places to eat I choose this little cozy nice restaurant And had for a very good hone meal!!!!i had the pasta with pistachio and a glass if Nero d Avola!!! Good cheap option !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is the best ever home cooked meal I've eaten in Italy. Marchelo recomended tonno with peppers last night. 2 previous times we've just had a picolo Antipasti but tonight it was the full McCoy. And boy was it good! !!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 340 0602428

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?