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Claudio Maria Arezzo, 29 | Ortigia - near Porta Marina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 24679
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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    Very good
  • 49
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  • 35
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Welcoming atmosphere and good service

This was our first meal in Syracuse and did not disappoint. We had the pasta and the Tuna steak, Sicilian style. Both were beautifully done and nicely presented. Portions are large so don't overorder but do remember to order veg separately if you like to have any. Service was excellent and, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
KNBD
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first meal in Syracuse and did not disappoint. We had the pasta and the Tuna steak, Sicilian style. Both were beautifully done and nicely presented. Portions are large so don't overorder but do remember to order veg separately if you like to have any. Service was excellent and, this being January, there was no rush on anyones'... More 

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Thank KNBD
Midlands UK
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable meal with attentive service and good explanations of the dishes / wine recommendations. small menu but that ensures quality! If only Italian restaurants in the UK were like this!

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Thank DarkSide_UK
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

If you come to Siciliy and in particular Ortigia then you must, must, must visit Dioniso and meet Alfio, his staff and sample his wonderful cuisine! We ate there last night and sampled the finest food we've eaten anywhere in the world! Not only was he a wonderfully attentive host he was also very charming and intelligent with his recommendations.... More 

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Thank Richard F
Lausanne, Switzerland
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Good: excellent food, both traditional Sicilian and things with a nice modern twist, as well as an engaging host and warmly decorated restaurant. Bad: nothing serious; red wine was served slightly too warm, which solved itself after a few minutes.

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Thank RuudvH3
Bendigo, Australia
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

It was an excellent choice for our first night in Syracuse and set us up for a great stay. The host gave great advice and the meals were excellent. It was impossible to choose between two excellent wines which cost us a bit the next morning.

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Bad Hindelang, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Had a thoroughly enjoyable experience here. The service was excellent. The interior is warm and attractive. The menu changes daily and the waitress was most helpful in explaining all the dishes. I ordered a glass of white wine whilst I perused the menu. My husband wasn't best pleased when we found out that she had brought the most expensive wine!... More 

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Thank Susannah P
Fremantle, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We discovered this excellent restaurant by chance and will return over and over again. The proprietor is a retired geneticist with a fascination for local food and served with flare and respect for traditions. The wine list is limited but excellent and there is an exclusive list available on request but there is an emphasis on affordable quality. The food... More 

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Thank DavidW2412
Syracuse, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Nice ambiance, good introduction and presentation. Have a discussion with the chef on the menu. Interesting wine list of Sicilian wines.

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Thank Ottova
Edinburgh
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We ate here for the first time around 3 years' ago and thought we should pop back in just to see if the usual high standards were being maintained. Happy to say - they are. A great restaurant. Super service. And a reasonable price. If you're in the lovely town of Siracusa, give it a go. I guarantee you won't... More 

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Thank shug67
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We found this place by accident ona walk from our hotel. The staff was welcoming and explained their menu. Red tuna was wonderful. It really was the best tuna dish I have had. Good wine selection and desserts to loinger over.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Claudio Maria Arezzo, 29 | Ortigia - near Porta Marina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 24679

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?