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Via della Maestranza 106/108, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 185 4278
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via della Maestranza 106/108, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this lovely, little restaurant as it was near to our BnB. Received a warm welcome and was seated at one of just a few open tables. I imagine that a reservation is required to get near this place in the summer. The place...More

2  Thank Jollymon904
Reviewed March 19, 2018

A fellow guest recommended this restaurant and having followed their advice we returned for the remaining two evenings of our stay in Ortigia. Delicious food with a different twist -the Greek influence adding to the enjoyment of the fresh Italian flavours. Excellent value and service...More

1  Thank Cathy B
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Rretroscena was a delightful find on our last night in Syracuse, our ninth day in Sicily. The restaurant is owned by a lovely woman who works the floor with her cousin, and her husband, the chef. The room is intimate and comfortable, and is done...More

1  Thank barr-abs
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Everything about this place is great - the food, the service, the space. Definitely a place I'd recommend to anyone visiting Syracuse. I had one of the best meals here that I've had in months! Our waitress was super helpful - she translated all the...More

Thank ezaia10
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

After a long day of travelling, we wanted an early dinner in a good place. Well this place was the right one. We went early, just around 19 o clock. We were the first, and the place looked a bit cold. But the sympathic 2...More

Thank stijn s
Reviewed October 13, 2017

We were staying in a nearby apartment for the week & a lady called Stephanie was looking after our apartment & she gave us plenty of advice where to eat & where not to eat (tourist traps etc..) She told us to go to Retroscena...More

Thank Elliot M
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We stumbled upon the restaurant and loved it so much we visited twice during our short stay in Syracuse. The food was excellent, the combination of flavours were perfect in every dish and the ingredients were fresh. The two ladies running the restaurant made the...More

1  Thank Ors1234
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

I read about Retroscena in a blog and we visited on our last night here in Ortigia. The owner, Kiraki, was so personable and patiently answered our questions in English about the menu. She chose a full bodied local red wine for us which we...More

2  Thank caroljoss
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We wandered into Retroscena also called Behind the Scenes, while wandering around the narrow streets of Ortygia. We dined outside and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of choice on the menu. Being Mediterranean in style fish, meat and some vegetarian options were available. The...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We wanted somewhere special for dinner on our last night of a 2 week holiday in Sicily. Retroscene did not disappoint. Excellent varied menu complemented by lots of specials - our party of four had fish pasta, chicken skewers, and grouper - all of which...More

1  Thank Andy P
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June 24, 2016|
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Response from 865lsr | Reviewed this property |
Sicilian...typical but better than most. Really nice service and feeling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $49
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Maestranza 106/108, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 185 4278
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