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Osteria da Seby

Via Mirabella 21, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
09311815619
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Ranked #45 of 399 restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • German first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Minneapolis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really charming brothers, outstanding pasta with tomatoes and swordfish, and some great sardines and mixed grill of fish which was swordfish, shrimp and a small fish that I think was a treglia. Really simple, really good.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was recommended by our hotel or I don't think we'd have found it. Its a traditional restaurant that appeared very popular with the locals. It seems to specialise in fish and pasta dishes and it reasonably priced. The portions are quite large, so you might want to share some dishes. The waiters were very helpful and did advise on... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went for lunch. It seems to specialise in seafood and does it very well. My fried anchovies were good if a little monotonous. My daughter's seafood risotto was very good. My wife's king prawns were excellent. But the best of all was the orange salad. Sweet oranges with onion, chilli and olive oil, it was so simple but really... More

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cork ireland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had lunch here the first day of our trip to Ortigia and we loved it. Service was efficient and food was delicious. We intended to return but there are so many excellent restaurants and so little time...

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london
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a type of place that has existed in Italy for generations; hopefully they will not change. The waiters are real professionals and used to accommodate their demanding Italian clientele. There were very few tourists there but it was packed with locals. Everything was delicious and freshly made. Seafood and pasta are obviously their specialty. Prices are very reasonalbe... More

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Neptune, New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

All throughout our trip we wanted to have true Sicilian food. Osteria da Seby was just that. Restaurant was mostly locals - to me, thats always a good sign - and it was!!! We chose a mixed antipasti with local olives, tomatoes, couscous, mussels and clams as well as other yummy stuff. Decided on pasta for dinner and the pasta... More

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San Giustino (PG)
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Genuine family trattoria with good food and great wine and friendly service . Frequented by locals as well as guests from the nearby Algila Charme Hotel.

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Knoxville, TN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Our group of four enjoyed Osteria da Seby tremendously. The mussels were delicious. We also ordered the baked fish platter, tuna, orange salad and pasta. Those complaining about the servers need to understand....you are in Sicily! The waiters do not know very much English and if they did, they are not inclined to chat you up on how things are... More

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Brighton UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Having arrived in Ortigia late in the evening, we visited the Osteria on the advice of the owner of our apartment. We chose the Sicilian dishes and they were a revelation. The Sicilian antipasti platter included couscous and caponata, the main course fish dishes were cooked to perfection and the orange salad matched the sweetness of the oranges with the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Our host recommended this restaurant, which is very close to where we stayed, and we were very happy we took his advice. We went without a reservation. The food was excellent with reasonable portions, the service was attentive and unobtrusive, and we had a very leisurely, enjoyable meal. We had the house wine, a very pleasant Nero d’Avola, which complemented... More

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