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Osteria da Seby

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Via Mirabella 21, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
09311815619
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Too busy to be friendly!

Recommended by hotel but we wondered why. We went to other restaurants that were better in Ortigia! They seemed too busy to care and waiters kept knocking my chair as they passed. Probably would have been a better experience if they hadn't been so busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Leeds
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Leeds
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Recommended by hotel but we wondered why. We went to other restaurants that were better in Ortigia! They seemed too busy to care and waiters kept knocking my chair as they passed. Probably would have been a better experience if they hadn't been so busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Place very nice in the middle of Ortygia. Staff cery good and house's wine was very good cuality/price. The food was so nice and taste although it took LONG time between antipasti and Main Course.

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alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have only good things to say about this place. The service was very friendly and the food was perfect. The seafood risotto is sooo good! The atmosphere was great too, very comfortable place. I will be going back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We liked this restaurant that we dined here three nights during our week's stay in Siracusa. The food and service were outstanding. It also has a very good wine list. We found the prices to be very reasonable and the portions generous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We focused on the seafood the night we ate here - we had already consumed too must pasta in Sicily . . . the mussel started was fantastic, as was the mixed frutta del mar. We found the swordfish secondi only ok - not much going on there, but the clam gnocchi was fantastic. The bottle of house red was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We spent a week in Ortygia on our honeymoon and ate here 4 times. We felt like regulars, accepted their recommendations and were never disappointed. Definitely try it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The proof is in...the seafood. You do not need a fancy restaurant to get top food: seafood, pasta, generous portions, genuine local recipes and...such a charmer of a manager. The local wines by the glass are good and reasonably priced. If you show inteerest, you will get "insider" recommendations, We enjoyed the food and the warmth of the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

That was our first dinner in Ortigia. Nice menu, mixture of locals and turists. Our host recommandation. It was a good start.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I had spagetti with Ricci, which is sea urchin. If you ever had sushi and like sea urchin, a very unique flavor. Excellent place and good price.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I ate here once because every time I walked past, I could see they were very crowded (unlike my favorite restaurant catty-corner from de Seby called Pizzeria Ristorante Caravaggio and also reviewed by me). And my food was good - I had a spaghetti dish (alla Norma?) that had a sauce of fresh tomatoes, anchovies, raisins and pine nuts. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Mirabella 21, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 09311815619

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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