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Spizzica al Vecchio Lavatoio

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Via Maniace 8 | Ortigia, entrance waterfront Alpheus, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
39 0931-463637
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The quantity/price was good, the quality/price was average. Nice views from the terrace. I went with my girlfriend and ordered a "pizza Siracusana" and a "risotto con frutti del mare". Both courses were OK. The pizza was quite large and indeed we could not finish it (despite several attempts that left us completely filled). It will not be your best... More 

Thank Eduardo G
Svalbard, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great experience at this place, my sardines were tasty and cocked to perfection, I had my second best caponata in Sicily there, and my beer was cold. My girlfriend ordered risotto, and got paella with very aldente rice. She accidentally ordered it with Octopus and calamari and that wasn't really here cup of tea :) The best... More 

Thank Ivanaasten
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite an expensive restaurant, but lacks the quality to match the price. Obviously a popular tourist destination due to its location, yet the food is only average at best. Unfortunately the price they charge you is quite high for a restaurant in Sicily / Syracuse and there are better places to visit further down the same road or in the... More 

Thank dennistak
Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was a disappointment: the quality of food and the service did not match the great views of the restaurant's terrace. The involtini di pesce spada were not fresh, the pasta was average at best, the salad was okay but looked as if the staff members of the kitchen had been under too much distress in order to prepare... More 

Thank travellersenjoy_11
Birkirkara, Malta
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy food with great view. Also an original lavatoio is found just beneath the indoor restaurant which people can visit

Thank PatrickX83
Bristol, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Liked the look of this restaurant overlooking the sea for a lunch break on our tour of Syracuse. The staff were very friendly and we were quickly brought bottled water and large glasses of red wine. Pizzas Margherita and Napolitana soon followed. Both were very tasty and good value for such a nice location.

Thank Ken P
United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Having walked passed this restaurant the day before we, two mature couples, decided to give it a try. Both couples ordered a 'pizza for two' to share and we received two massive pizza pies. They were delicious and both couples struggled to finish theirs. The wine list had a limited number of red and white wines so I asked a... More 

Thank David C
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, great view and tasteless food. Pizza was meh, but all the pasta diashes tasted of nothing... Not worth the evening nor the money...

Thank Johannes K
Terrigal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Passing this restaurant around lunch time. - saw a list of appetising salads on menu. First lunch customers to be seated - beautiful view over the water. Ordered a couple of salads from a waiter who had not English and possibly first day on the job. Pizzas duly arrived - obviously not ordered - apologies and a short time latter... More 

Thank Vada
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We stopped off for a drink. We had our one year old boy with us and the staff went out of their way to entertain and look after all three of us. They brought out complimentary nuts and savoury snacks followed by a lovely bruschetta, completely on the house. The drinks were nice, the setting was beautiful and we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Maniace 8 | Ortigia, entrance waterfront Alpheus, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 39 0931-463637

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