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Il Cenacolo Trattoria

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Via del Consiglio Reginale 29 | corte degli Avolio, 13, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 65099
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and me was out for a late meal. We wanted a light meal and ordered one dish each. The waiter had difficulties with accepting us only to order this. His aggressive selling attitude continued in recommending the most expensive wines. We should have left at this time, but because it was so late we could not look... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Our group of three was seated at a table for lunch. We were then asked to move as the table had apparently been booked. OK, we found another table with shade. We were then abandoned for 15 minutes, except for a bottle of water. We eventually attracted someones attention and placed our order. The beer came - not the one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I am a little surprised at some of the less than enthusiastic comments about Il Cenacolo. We are regular visitors to Ortigia and this place remains one of our favourites. This is a big bustling traditional restaurant. For dinner at least this means that a proper meal is expected to consist of three courses plus dessert and take up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This restaurant is probably does not deliver the best service, so I suggest stopping here for a leisurely meal. This is a lovely place for a leisurely lunch. It is not a tourist trap, and the food is solid.

Thank Rourke S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We ate our first meal in Siracusa here and it was our only poor choice. Our bruschetta starter was very sparing with the tomatoes. We then had a long wait for the main course. The pasta with anchovies and breadcrumbs was fine but the pasta with swordfish was disappointing. Little chunks of pre-prepared fish and despite the list of delicious... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

The place looks nice but the meals were the worse we ate in italy during 25 days!!! My wife ordered a steak that had no taste and was very hard. I ordered a grilled octupos as main dish and got a very, very, very small portion of octupos with a kind of mashed potatoes!!!! And the prices are the same... More 

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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Pasta Norma and mixed seafood very good but service was very slow despite restaurant not being particularly busy. Staff helpful and friendly though.

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Holmavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Me and my friend have visited this nice restaurant two times during our stay in Ortigia. It is runned by a friendly young couple which know excatly how to treat customers. Language is no problem at all and all the staff do everything they can to make a friendly atmosphere. Without trying to much. All the dishes we have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This legendary restaurant in the heart of Ortygia, Syracuse historic center, is one of the best in town. The Trattoria il Cenacolo is not only the perfect place where eat some fine food but it is also located in one of the most beautiful and picturesque square in the city. Sasha is in charge of the service and he is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Just what I needed, simple tasty pasta dish. Giant serve. Although it's packet pasta and I found an excessive amount of empty clam shells. Nonetheless the prices are reasonable, but there is a 1.5 euro surcharge per person.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $29
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Consiglio Reginale 29 | corte degli Avolio, 13, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 65099

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?