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Orfeo

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Via Sant'Anna, 117, 97100 Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 621035
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant experience at Orfeo

Restaurant in Ragusa are open till 3 pm. We managed to get there with just 20 minutes to spare, but we were greeted by Giampaolo, the owner and served lovely food in no time! Would love to visit again and try other typical Ragusian dishes. The Nero DÁvola wine complemented the Gnocchi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Balzan, Malta
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Mentioned in all the guidebooks but looking rather dated and the food whilst better quality than some other reviewers mentioned was not exceptional. Disappointingly no house wine and service rather slow.

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Bristol, UK
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The four bean soup in particular was wonderful. Fresh fish. We asked what was in one dish and the waiter with little English brought someone out to discuss it in detail.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We ate here as part of a (quite small) touring group. The pre-determined food took ages to come and was poor quality when it did arrive. The main course was a thin slice of veal (or maybe it wasn't - I've no reason to trust them) warmed up with a few sliced potatoes on top - except my wife's was... More 

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Balzan, Malta
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Restaurant in Ragusa are open till 3 pm. We managed to get there with just 20 minutes to spare, but we were greeted by Giampaolo, the owner and served lovely food in no time! Would love to visit again and try other typical Ragusian dishes. The Nero DÁvola wine complemented the Gnocchi radicchio perfectly. As a starter we had a... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unfortunately we only went here once, but everything served and the service was exceptionally good. We started with prosciutto and pineapple (a quarter of a whole pineapple) went on with pasta, etc.

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Bagni di Lucca, Toscana, Italy
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The owner of this restaurant is not typically Sicilian and the main target is tourists. In Italian he is referred to as antipatica or unfriendly. The restaurant looks professional but the prices are high and parties of tourist not Italians are the key customers. It you want a true Sicilian welcome do not come here.

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Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We chose this restaurant because of the reviews on this page, but our experience did not match that of others. The red decor looked inviting and fresh and the waiter was welcoming and friendly. But after that it was all downhill. The gnocchi were glutinous, soft and squishy and the sauce was another glutinous mush piled on the top. We... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had read up on this restaurant in all the guide books but we were put off initially by the bright red decor and the menu. It is Indian owned so not exactly your typical Italian restaurant. We opted to go for lunch instead of dinner and although we quite enjoyed what we had we weren't tempted to return for... More 

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Sandringham, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were in a group of travellers who were all delighted at the atmosphere, food, presentation and service

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We ate here with our Insight tour group and the was absolutely wonderful. The gnocchi in pistachio sauce was so tasty and the ricotta and pistachio dessert completed the Sicilian experience. Well worth a visit.

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  • Address: Via Sant'Anna, 117, 97100 Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Ragusa
  • Phone Number: +39 0932 621035

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