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Apollonion Osteria da Carlo

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Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Mediterranean, Chicken Wings, Soups
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Via Carmelo Campisi, 18, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 483362
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is a place with excellent food despite it is little pricy but worth it for the good quality and many dishes you have in sequence. I loved and I highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Eindhoven, Nederland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We tried to reserve for this restaurant as it was recommended to us. We called the Nr that is displayed as the front of the restaurant and got an answering machine. We left a message that we wanted to dine here. Upon arrival at the establishment, the staff was unaware of our message. They indicated that they were full and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a place with excellent food despite it is little pricy but worth it for the good quality and many dishes you have in sequence. I loved and I highly recommend it.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This little restaurant has a few tables and two sittings per night. It has no menu, you get a fixed 6 course tasting menu for just 35 Euros. The food was excellent and the portion sizes good as well. There is a small-ish wine list of Sicilian wines. Water and coffe or a digestif are included. Some of the dishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We arrived in Ortigia for the 2nd week of our honeymoon, and our AirBnB hostess Maria suggested we eat at Apollonion for our first meal. There is no menu. Just five courses of whatever seafood/fish they have that day. They managed to give us a table outside (very busy restaurant, so best to reserve if you can), and quite honestly,... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Best meal we had in Sicily by a country mile. St.arting with a platter of anchovies ,prawns, mussels and oysters that was fantastic through to a tuna steak that just melted in the mouth. The house wine was €5 and more than passable. Oh, that was the price for a bottle not glass by the way! Lovely staff too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I used to rate this seafood restaurant one of my favorite out of all the rest in ortigia, but in my last visit i've been fairly disappointed. ..service wasn't great, wine that the waiter advised us wasn't that great but more importantly the food wasn't as great as the other time...especially the last course, grilled swordfish, it was dry and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visited with family and friends on second evening in Syracuse and it was a great introduction to the cuisine of the area. Food and service were good. We all had the tasting menu and particularly enjoyed the raw prawns and the mussels with tomatoes and mint. We all thought it was food value.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Overrated tourist trap, avoid. forced to have 6 courses, first 3 were amazing let down by the last 3. Service was very rushed despite having to tell staff to slow down. Waste of an evening, sicilia in tavola is far far better.

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Balzan, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

To start with we were a large group and so this could have been a bit off putting for them, (8 adults and 5 children). However we were accepted graciously and tables were set up. As they had fresh clams on display some of us asked if they could have a plate of pasta with them, but we were told... More 

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Northampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had read about this place on trip advisor and booked as soon as we arrived. They offer a 6 course fish menu for 35 Euros each, with a bottle of house wine for 5 Euros!!!! The food just kept coming and coming... but with a decent amount of time in between courses. Stunning food and great service. With 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Carmelo Campisi, 18, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 483362

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 39
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Mediterranean, Chicken Wings, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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