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“Great authentic Italian”
Review of Taberna Sveva

Taberna Sveva
Ranked #118 of 705 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Exactly what we were looking for; excellent local cuisine in a traditional friendly spot. Busiatti pasta was recommended by a friend and theirs was excellent. Octopus starter to share was superb. Very good wine list. Traditional decor and interior, friendly polite and swift service, perhaps slightly too fast infact. Definitely recommended.

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1  Thank Clintonbuble
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We've trusted Slowfood/Osteria d'Italia to the point it's our bible unless we have other reviews from people we trust - those who know and appreciate authentic cooking. The book might not steer you to the finest place in the area but with almost zero exception it'll suggest someplace good. Sveva's no exception - humble setting, classic osteria type dining, very good local cooking. We shared a first place of pasta Maniace with sausage and sun-dried tomatoes and grilled meats for our second plate. Our man suggested a perfect Sicilian wine to go with it all and we were very satisfied. A mix of locals and tourists makes an enjoyable atmosphere. We'll be back again for sure - maybe seafood next time?

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Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Pastas are ok, risotto horrible, house white wine blend (only other wines available in full botle). Touristy place, not bad for what it is.

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Thank JML01
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

If you after good local food, then try this place. There is no red carpet, just a great welcoming restaurant with simple authentic rustic local dishes. They will Accomadation you if you wish to have a break between courses to enjo a vino, which the have a good selection of.
It reminds me of a great country pub serving good food.

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Thank Dirrello
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This Tavern equates to an Osteria in terms of food, service and what to expect - in a few words - excellent food, gruffy service and modest prices. This is why in my opinion, Osterias and Taverns in Italy are generally rated poorly by a large number of foreign visitors. These establishements are meant to serve simple, delicious food at very modest prices, and the service simply isn't often part of the package.

Returning to Taberna Sveva, this restaurant is found in a small square in front of a military barracks. There is ample seating on the outside and inside, although once again, unsurprisingly, it has no bar. The food is casareccio (home-made), delicious and simple. Somehow I got the impression that the starters were huge in size, but the mains were rather smaller than your average Osteria. Finally, the prices, even though cheap and excellent value for money, were slightly more expensive than average... We paid about 30 Euro per person for antipasto, first, second and wine...

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Thank meh190meh
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