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Apollonion Osteria da Carlo

Via Carmelo Campisi, 18, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
0931 483362
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Ranked #4 of 389 restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $47 - $47
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Oslo, Norge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This restaurant offers great value for money. Six courses for € 35 per head. The first courses consisting of various mussels, clams, raw fish and shellfish was really great, but the later dishes of tuna* and swordfish was dry and tasteless. If you run a sea food based restaurant you should know how to cook fish properly. This was disappointing.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant offers a culinary experience based on degustation of various plates all based on fish. It was far better than expected and extremely good value for money (a 6 course degustation meal at €35 per person including a wine bottle between 2). 72I particularly loved the starters (a mix of plates based on raw fish, a shellfish soup and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our hotel recommended this place so went there for lunch. It's down one of Syracusa's many narrow streets and not that easy to find. We took one of two outside tables. Ordered a bottle of Insolia; and to eat, octopus sale, marinated raw fish and a wonderful dish of pasta with prawns. The whole meal cost 40 euros and has... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate at Da Carlo (Apollonion) during our recent stay in Syracuse. We had chanced upon it wondering through the side streets from Corso Matteoti back to our hotel. It caught our eye as it had a display of first class seafood in a cabinet on the street in front of the restaurant's kitchen. It was there to announce the... More

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Lonato del Garda, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Perfect. from the appetizers to desserts. Fabulous cellar. The "exploded cannolo" is on top of the list.

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The Woods
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I booked this restaurant based on the TA reviews and was not disappointed. The service is first class, the food even better. It is fish, fish and more fish. Every plate is an adventure and a demonstration of the arts of Sicilian cuisine and how to cook fish. The house wine is more than acceptable and the price of €35.00... More

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UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had to book this restaurant for a Thursday night and were very glad we did as they were turning people away on the night. As other reviews have said there's no menu and you get 6 wonderful courses of beautifully fresh seafood and half a bottle of wine, dessert and coffees - it was a bargain. If there was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We struggled to find this restaurant after reading good reviews in Tripadvisor, the restaurant is down a tiny narrow lane off a main road but well worth it. We went for Lunch and had a fabulous meal. The fish was so fresh and delicious, beautiful taste one of the best restaurants we visited in Sicily. Good value and good service.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a find. If you love sea food you cannot fail to love this place. No menu. Just whatever's fresh that day. 6 courses. Each super fresh and super tasty. Local plonk. All for about £30. Wonderful.

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Tucked into a small back alley, this was well worth the effort of seeking it out. The fish was so fresh we thought we saw it jumping on the plate. The cost was also the best bargain on our trip. Don't even hesitate. Eat at this restaurant!

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