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Osteria La Gazza Ladra

Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 060 2428
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“fennel salad” (4 reviews)
“antipasti” (11 reviews)
“penne” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Very small portions. Salad was tasteless. Very few tourists there. Not recommended at all. Very high prices. May be because is February , but I will never visit again.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

The place was recommended by the owner of our B&B. We had high expectations, which sadly the place did not meet fully. To start with the positive aspects - the place is small, cozy and makes you feel like at home. The food is served...More

Thank Boryana B
Reviewed October 5, 2017

A wonderful place for what feels like a traditional meal in a home with wonderful food. The proprietor and staff are incredible. I had the octopus salad which was good, but my companion's pasta with anchovies, raisins and breadcrumbs which was delicious! The orange, fennel...More

1  Thank Mary Anne N
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We visited this osteria twice during our stay in Ortigia. It is easy to miss among all the loud restaurant signs on Via Cavour, but we decided to give it a try because of its friendly and laidback vibe and unassuming atmosphere. We got a...More

1  Thank TadghTim
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

A quaint traditional Sicilian restaurant on the back streets of Ortigia. You could easily miss this small unassuming restaurant if it were not for the welcome of its wonderful owner at the entrance. He lovingly explains his selection of Sicilian dishes and the large vegetarian...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and friendly staff took the time to wax eloquent about all the food we wanted to explore. The pulpo in broth was stupendous.

Thank Misterbiancho
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We were pointed in the direction of this tiny trattoria by our Airbnb owner and having read the reviews decided it was a must visit. We were mindful that it gets full quickly as it is very small and popular so we got there around...More

Thank andydenise451
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We arrived quite late - the last to be eating, but they were very obliging. There is a great choice of local wine. They did a fantastic vegetarian antipasto collection and daily fish special (lampuga) was amazing. It looks like a caf but the standard...More

Thank ActonianLyd
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

As slow food members, it was a "must" for us to visit this place, but it was a disappointment. Ok, it was better than most tourist haunts in Siracusa, but nothing to write home about. Service was indifferent and much too fast, which I can'...More

Thank Martin W
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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 340 060 2428
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