We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Apollonion Osteria da Carlo

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Carmelo Campisi 18, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 483362
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 243: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
158 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and tour guide, Cristiano Bonino, recommended this restaurant to me. I booked the 6 course Christmas Fish & Seafood Dinner on Christmas eve. Wow! Now I agree that Apollonion serves the FRESHEST and most savory fish & seafood in Sicily. Wow! Each course was the daily catch and prepared in typical Sicilian fashion. And after 7 courses we... More 

Thank MarcoPro2050
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

A hidden gem in a Syracuse side street. Only came across this thanks to a personal recommendation. We ordered the fish degustation menu, which was a treat and great value for money. Service was great, the staff and also the owner were really nice people.

1 Thank TraversTauss
Level Contributor
108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

What an experience. This restaurant is on a tiny side street a few meters from the main street of Ortigia. The room is bright though cosy. The service prompt and efficient. The food spectacular. There is no choice, you get a set menu of what can be served at the highest quality by the chef. That is exactly what we... More 

Thank Winnipeg1991
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

A very positive experience . Small 35-40 seats restaurant, a reservation is recommended. The fixed menu is an easy and comfortable choice, you sit and choose your wine, and they make you comfortable with their cuddles, from starters to desserts. Polite and available waiters. Good value for money.

Thank Roberto M
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had a excellent meal, it'a typical restaurant, it's small but eating there was an experience we will never forget! It's in the city centre, it's better if you reserve a table.

Thank Jack49Miller
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The place is a small quaint restaurant in a quiet side street, which gives a humble impression as you walk in. We were also greeted by great smells, so we knew we were in for a good meal! We went for the fish tasting menu, that proved to be the right choice, as the food was top notch and kept... More 

Thank Tauss1989
Varenna, Italy
Level Contributor
125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

A truly great restaurant just in the center but hidden so you cannot find it unless you know about it! And now you do‼️🍷😎 I cannot say it is the best restaurant in Ortigia, as I only have eaten here...18 times, and rarely another table occupied...maybe because this is a lunch for me, and they are busy at night... Who... More 

Thank Tourmanager61
Delft, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

At the end we changed restaurants and we were lucky to get a place (you really have to reserve!). What a good decision! We had a table outside and had a wonderful evening with (a few amazing) fishdishes and a good bottle of wine (not included). We really liked the place, the very friendly service and ofcourse the wonderful food.... More 

Thank Ploegleider_WW
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This small unassuming restaurant tucked away from the tourist hotspots does what it does very well. Sea food mixed with everything and finally fish. If you leave here other than satisfied it would probably shock the staff. Indeed by the end of the second course of the 6 course menu you might wonder if you actually read it right. Wine... More 

1 Thank david j
Level Contributor
44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This well-known restaurant in Siracusa, Sicilia has a plan, a formula, in some sense a "gimmick". You receive no menu and you are informed that the dinner will consist of six courses each one involving seafood. Water, coffee and dessert are also included. Wine from a very adequate list is extra but the wines are very reasonably priced. Th first... More 

1 Thank TedY1943

Travelers who viewed Apollonion Osteria da Carlo also viewed

Syracuse, Province of Syracuse
Syracuse, Province of Syracuse
Syracuse, Province of Syracuse
Syracuse, Province of Syracuse

Been to Apollonion Osteria da Carlo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $53
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Carmelo Campisi 18, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 483362

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Apollonion Osteria da Carlo and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Apollonion Osteria da Carlo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?