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Osteria La Gazza Ladra

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Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
340 0602428
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is the type of restaurant you wish you could have at home and eat in often. Straightforward food of a very high quality served simply and at a very good price. The menu is all traditional Sicilian recipes and ingredients fresh from the daily food market located just a few blocks from this location. The mixed appetizers are a... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Simple, generous fare. The octopus dish I had was great and my partner had a very generous portion of antipasti. There was perhaps an over-reliance on the microwave - so the antipasti got microwaved (including the olives...)

Thank Siriolhj
New York City, New York
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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A little hole in the wall on Via Cavour. Friendly staff, great local wine and food. I suggest the Sicilian appetizers and the spaghetti with cream and almonds. It is advisable to make reservations as it gets quite crowded.

Thank NYTim
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Pasta swimming in oil, crazy prices, fish not fresh. Cakes full of sugar without any taste. Unfriendly. Small. Wine taste of vinegar.

Thank Franck C
San Francisco, California
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143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This place is recommended in the slow food guide and they list the local purveyors and produce in the menu. Small selection of fresh and seasonal Sicilian food. Great choose for vegetarians as well. Busy and popular you may have to wait for a table in the is tiny Osteria but the wait is worth it.

Thank James C
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Reviews had led us to expect a very basic cafe, but it is decorated with photo artwork, attractive tables and a friendly atmosphere. Food and drink good.

Thank Hesketh
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had heard that la gazza Ladra was good. We were very deceived. The service was surly and extremely slow; the food was dreadful. Vegetables cooked to mush, and fish pasta with tough tasteless white fish. On top of that the table was dirty as were the cutlery and glasses. Next table to us had a bull mastiff off leash... More 

Thank Claire W
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I've no idea what sicilian people eat at home, but I assume it must be like this. So simple and yet so good. Family run with ethical principles. Even the excellent wine comes from vineyards rescued from the mafia. Please go but book ahead. It's very small. Family run you understand.

Thank keithf50b
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I should have reviewed this restaurant last autumn when we visited. A friend is going to Syracuse soon and has just asked us for recommendations. We ate very well most nights but I realise that this was the restaurant that has stuck in my mind. The food was absolutely simple and absolutely perfect. And best of all, after many many... More 

Thank greenwichjo
Province of Florence, Italy
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This place is of a very good level food-speaking, at least I have tried caponata of tuna - and it was extremely good. But why on Earth a place with a good reputation would lower its standards with bad wine? We have asked for two glasses of inzolia: the wine tasted not good, apparently open a couple of days before.... 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, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 340 0602428

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