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“Wonderful food,,,always busy”
Review of Osteria da Mariano

Osteria da Mariano
Ranked #166 of 687 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We passed this restaurant at lunch time and it was packed ,,,,,So we returned for the two nights we were in Siracusa, It is in Ortygia....Before you order you will be treated to an orange type salsa,,,be sure to ask for the taste of ricotta with pistachio farina.
A family-run business,,,,Don't miss.

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Thank Jacqueline S
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our various visits; found the food very tasty, prices comparable and service friendly if somewaht haphazard at times. Always people waiting for tables.

Thank Viaggio2011
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Reviews here seem to diverge...

We had a nice evening at that Osteria. Staff was nice with us. We took the suggested antipasti that was typical and honest. The red local wine from the jar was fine. The calamari and the lamb chops we took as secondi (no primmi this time) were good and we ended up with some extras (local sweet wine and some sweets). Typical sicilian dishes at a reasonable price.

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Thank greggg
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Everything here was stellar, from the bread to the candied ginger and sesame sweets served at the end of the meal. The price was beyond fair for the two of us. Can not recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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Thank MartinDiaz
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I was somewhat surprised at the conflicting reviews for this Osteria. Having visited this area of Siciliy extensively, I can assure any traveller that this Osteria is as Sicilian as it gets - excellent food, rowdy atmosphere, cheap prices and informal service.

Anyone practical of how things work in Sicily knows to expect these characteristics from an Osteria - you cannot expect a Red Carpet treatment when you go to such an establishment, and the prices reflect it - you just go there for the excellent food and yes - sometimes the gruff but efficient service - which are all part of the experience. Expecting anything else would be as foolish as expecting waiting service in a fast food and then complaining about it. Most complaints about this establishment come from Anglo-Saxons - roughly equating, my friends, an Osteria has the same kind of service as a Pub - good food, cheap prices, but don't expect Silver Service!

Finally, I don't beleive anyone saying that this Osteria is overpriced. I have been there twice and a full blown meal from antipasto to primo, secondo, dessert, wine, water and sweets will set you back no more than 20-25 Euro per person. Expensive? Yes, compared to a McDonalds!

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Thank meh190meh
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