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Cantina Malavoglia

via delle carceri vecchie, 22, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
093124095
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Ranked #50 of 364 restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: the restaurant is situated in the historical center with two entrance,first entrance is situated in the front of the duomo and the other entrance is in via carceri vecchie
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We ate at Cantina Malavoglia based on TA reviews and given its closeness to our accommodation. It also opens at 6.30 pm which is great if you have children! However, for us, it did not live up to a 5 star rating. We ate pizza (good), cavatelli alla norma (undercooked pasta but nice sauce) and bistecca siracusiana (average). The standout... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Highly recommended and fantastic value and service. The food was exception - I had the seafood mixed pizza - we couldn't eat any more! Great location, genuine and friendly service. This is a must for Syracuse.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The food was great the service was unbelievable highly recommended for every one who visits Syracuse.

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Paratico, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is a great little gem hidden just off Siracusa's beautiful piazza duomo, run by a small team of 'your best friends', or so it would seem from the treatment you receive. The dishes on offer all come out with minimum fuss and delicious to boot. I've visited on many occasions and never left without huge satisfaction, also if you... More

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Gananoque, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We ate lunch at Cantina Malavoglia on our first full day in Ortigia. Another restaurant had been recommended but was full and didn't want to accommodate us, so we walked around the corner and found Cantina Malavoglia! It was full at the time too but wanted us to wait while they rearranged tables to accommodate us. Once seated we were... More

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Catania, Sicily
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We enjoyed a great lunch here based on reading other reviews. The food was fantastic and well presented. The service was attentive and friendly. The servings were generous and the price was better than most places on Ortygia. We highly recommend it.

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Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We happened upon this restaurant while staying in Ortiga. All our meals in Sicily were really really good but we had the best meal of our holiday here. As I don't eat fish I had pasta al pomodoro to start and fillet of beef with cheese for mains. My husband had swordfish carpaccio to start and grilled fish for mains... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I went there twice. Try the Linguini al cartoccio. Pasta with seafood that will melt in your mouth. Great price and great food. People are very nice.

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Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Our family spent 12 nights in Siciliy in different towns, this was one of our favourite resturants. Excellent service, great location, fantastic food and very reasonable prices.

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BS-Salmunster
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We spent 12 days in Syrakus, and went back to "cantina" 4 times, the see food is fantastic the pizza is the best in town, and the price is very reasonable, and when father and daughter get together to sing its the best. I would recomend a visit to anyone visiting Syrakus. Service is good but unobtrusive, the restaurant is... More

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