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“Nice spot and great service”
Review of Taberna Sveva

Taberna Sveva
Ranked #116 of 695 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. It is in a square near the castle and has a good amount of outdoor seating. The service was terrific, they were very friendly and the food was great. We had a variety of fish and pasta dishes and meat and cheese plates for appetizers. Everything was great.

Thank KellyC
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We had a lovely meal in this restaurant. We started with a delicious seafood antipasti with mussels, tuna, swordfish and various other fish. The pistacchio gnocchi was to die for, a really creamy pistacchio sauce with perfectly cooked gnocchi. We ate outside and the atmosphere outside was lovely - they have used plants and fencing to make the most of what could otherwise be quite an average piazza! Around the corner, there is a brilliant spot to watch the sunset over the sea, so I would recommend arriving in time to watch that first.

1  Thank Jemima A
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We had a great dinner in this little restaurant. The weather wasn't warm enough to dine outside so we ate in what i think was originally a stable. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, the wine excellent and the pasta was delicious. This is a little off the beaten track but a lovely 'local' restaurant that felt very authentic.

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Thank Lazzagear
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

This place is at the far bottom of Ortygia and benefits from its off-the-beaten-pathedness. The food was very good. The service for us was fine. But in the close indoor quarters, we could not miss some of the poor service our fellow guests received from their different, older waitstaff. Frankly, it was that sort of service found mostly in Europe: a quirky quality that bordered on inappropriate. Two young Kiwi gals were making a genuine effort to translate the menu with phrasebook assistance. Their older waiter noticed this struggle, yet refused to offer more than the basic greeting and such. We had no doubt that he could have played a greater role in being helpful---we'd been there for a while and overheard his English prior with others. I wonder how his colleagues feel about his attitude, when it makes them look bad?

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Thank zebecToronto
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We had lunch here on 4/29/2012 based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. It lived up to our expectations! We had fresh sardines with pasta and gnocchi with clams. Both were excellent. There is a photo of octopus, this was served to us by mistake, little English is spoken here, but I got a picture before they realized the error and delivered it to the correct table! Thanks to all the members who took the time to write reviews.

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1  Thank Judith C
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