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Taberna Sveva

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Piazza Federico di Svevia 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
0931 24663
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A reservation is needed here and you can see why! Lovely quiet, airy setting which is great in August. Just away from the main busy area of the town. Superb food each time we visited and a varied menu and wine list. Staff always prepared to translate and explain the menu and ingredients of various dishes. Great atmosphere!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Recommended by Hotel Royal Manice and Fodor's, we were treated to one of our best meals in Sicily. Pasta with fresh anchovies and pine nuts, sea bas in potato crust (like a potato latke with fish inside), tiramisu with fruit. Fabulous. experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Bay Area, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

At the very tip of the Ortigia peninsula, this charming restaurant has a small and cosy terrace that looks out over the quiet neighborhood. But it's the food in this place that absolutely knocks you out with its classic Sicilian preparations of local produce, seafood, and pasta. The ambience and friendly service couldn't be better. We liked it so much... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Located just in front of the castle this restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. We had lunch here and found the food and service to be quite good but not exceptional. The restaurant serves typical Italian/Sicilian food with emphasis on seafood. The menu was not extensive but had more than enough choices. Considering other options nearby we found the... More 

Thank Teertha G
Perugia, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We just got back from Taberna. The service was excellent the whole night through. I had the seafood Riso and my partner had the swordfish pasta. both were flavoursome and plentiful. The white wine that accompanied was a nice choice as well. We also had the tuna starter and that was very good, well smoked. For a Friday night with... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We were looking for a quiet locale and a light dinner. Sveva fit the bill.The weather was not conducive to dining on the square and so the back room began to fill up quickly. DH had a misto casa (8euro) and enjoyed his cold plate. I had parmegian (8euro) and it was a hot dish of cooked tomato and eggplant,egg,parm... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Quiet place for Sicilian food. Not exceptional, but good price/ quality. We had a salat: that was fresh and nice, not special and a pasta. That was good. If you just want a nice meal it is a good place. Relaxed and nothing fancy. It taste Italian.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is a great restaurant at the very end of Ortigia. The restaurant has a great casual feel, and the staff was attentive and excellent. The group of friends I was with were all in agreement that this was a great restaurant for the food and price point. Many locals were eating in the restaurant. I highly suggest reservations.

Thank Rourke S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Well , this place got really busy and understandably so. My husband had the mixed grilled fish which was spanking fresh and I had delicious pasta alla norma. Reasonable prices and lovely sport

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

After a nice stroll downtown Ortigia's waterfront it is nice to find a less touristy packed area. Walking inside the Taberna it is like walking into the middle ages. there is grunginess given by barewood tables that appear worse than they are by being decorated with dark leader placemats of unknown state of higiene. It may try to give the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 0931 24663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?