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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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Nelson Bay
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service atrocious. Very busy though. Meal very nice but had run out of things and we had arrived reasonably early...815pm.

Thank JoJohn
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to have lunch, I ordered pasta and fish, we were waiting for 55 minutes until we received the food. We ordered the drinks 4 times before the brought it

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite nice place, with general good service, all though the waiter wasn't that surpriced when we adressed him with the fact that they had charged us for things we didn't order. We started with at Bruchetta with tomatoes garlic and mozarella...the best bruchetta I have had for years. Pasta with anchovies was ok. The waiter recommended us to take their... More 

Thank Haven S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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Sydney, Australia
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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 

Thank davoinoz
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46 reviews
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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 

Thank robertopw
Los Angeles, California
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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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45 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank CoolCaro
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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.

Thank Patricia J

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?