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Osteria da Seby

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Via Mirabella 21, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant at the recommendation of our hotel staff. We just arrived in Ortigia after an 18-hour trip and wanted a no-fuss meal before getting a good night's rest. The staff at the restaurant were welcoming and gracious, and were very helpful in guiding us through their menu of Sicilian specialties. The food was delicious, and the waiter... More 

Thank Domer84
New Zealand
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

then you don't see them again. I was delivered an overcooked steak, which I couldn't send back or complain about because our waiter never reappeared. It was some kind of special Argentinian cut of beef which was just terrible. I ate 1/2 (the others at the table shared their meal with me and sampled the steak - n o one... More 

Thank NewZealandYankee
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This osteria offers so tasty recipes, all is homemade and so good. Don't miss it. This restaurant is one of our best moments in Sicily!

1 Thank SOPHIE075
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the food and the service at this restaurant. The seafood was fresh and well-prepared; the pasta was delicious and the waiter was experienced and knowledgeable. He helped us choose an excellent local wine which complemented the food. It made for a memorable dinner in Ortigia.

1 Thank Ira K
Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has been advised to us by the B&B owners. Food is tasty, portions are big enough. Booking is more or less mandatory, as the place is not so big. Service is quite fast but they don't push you out. Bill was OK, in line with the others places we have been.

Thank Pigratta
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The choices of restaurants in Ortigia is a bit overwhelming. Our concierge highly recommended Osteria da Steby and he was right! The marinated fish appetizer was some of the best fish we've had. I had the Spaghetti Siracusa, made with breadcrumbs, tomato, anchovies, pine nuts and raisins. Although I was feeling full, I couldn't help but finish the entire portion.... More 

Thank Katherine L
Westchester County, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Food OK...Service staff was rude and disrespectable. There are so many other better restaurants to choose from . Stay clear.

Thank JustB910
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Every single dish we had here was amazing, but the thing I loved the most was a fish ravioli (that's a new one for me too) with an olive/orange/pistachio sauce. Odd and fantastically good. As a contorno, we ordered a red onion/orange/olive salad. The combination of tangy/sweety/salty/sharp will not surpassed. I'm told the food here is 'typically Sicilian.' I'm considering... More 

Thank attitudedevant2015
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We had ravioli with grouper and shrimp that was good but not great, and a tasty seafood risotto. Enjoyable meal and good service but nothing stands out as being especially memorable.

1 Thank jverrillo
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Great expectations terrible let down. This is not a good experience. We were terribly disappointed. Paid our bill and left hungry.

Thank Johnworldtraveller00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mirabella 21, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 09311815619

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