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Taverna Giudecca Ortigia


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Small family-run restaurant. Unlike the restaurant, Taverna Giudecca is an informal restaurant suitable for couples or small groups of friends. The most rich and tasty dish that offers Taverna Giudecca, is Spizziculiu. A tasting that includes a set of robust tastings. Parmigiana, caponata, ricotta with pistachio, variety of grilled vegetables, various appetizers as well as a selection of local cheeses and cured meats. In addition, hot bread cunzatu, focaccia, pizza made n'casa, and other specialties of Sicilian gastronomy. It is possible to have an aperitif or to taste a simple glass of wine.
$3 - $19
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Table Service, Reservations, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unassuming little wine bar but what a gem it is. Located right by our hotel and we chose this place for a late night snack out of convenience. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. Ordered a pasta and a caponata. All very...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 15, 2019

My husband were on walking tour with food wine tasting in Ortigia. Proprietor very kind and knowledgeable of local wines. Delicious assortment of Sicilian foods for quick bite.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

This “taverna” looks inviting to grab a bite (as many places in Ortigia) so we went in and ordered small plate and a glass of wine each (2 people). The owner served us what he wanted, meaning a more pricey plate. We were okay if...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 16, 2019

One can not visit Sicily without getting the full Sicilian food experience - and this place offers exactly that. Great selection of cheese and salami platter as well as a Sicilian platter as recommended by the owner himself. There is also a great selection of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

I went to this lovely ‘tavern’ thanks to a friend’s recommendation and ended up eating there 3 nights in a row! I am vegetarian and in Ortigia it is fairly hard to find good authentic local food that doesn’t include fish! Taverna alla Giudecca is...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 15, 2019

I was amazed by this place. The typical Sicilian quality food, delicious vegetables, cheese and wines. The service is really good, we had a lovely chat with the owner. Thanks for everything, it was a great pleasure to see your place. Will come back definitely...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019

We came across this tiny place by chance while visiting the old Jewish quarter and then used it twice to buy picnic food. Wonderful panini filled generously with whatever you like from the luscious counter display. Friendly staff - and patient, too, when you can't...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We fell for this nassuming little gastronomia opening onto the street. It beckoned us and we were so rewarded. Great family run place with good cooking and warm service. Great beer and wine,. Choose from appetizing delicacies at the counter. Salumeria, cheeses, caponata, arancini, etc.....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

We called in out of the rain for a glass of wine and were persuaded to have some cheese with it - it was fantastic! We then ordered a plate of cured meat which came with some baked ricotta. Really nice couple, quality food and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

I felt like a kid in a candy store the first time we walked into this charming taverna, and my reaction hasn’t changed during the 5 weeks we’ve been eating our way through Ortigia. The caponata, arancini, baked ricotta, olives, roasted veggies - especially the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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