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“Great place for seafood!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Porticciolo

Il Porticciolo
Ranked #195 of 619 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price range: $20 - $66
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great place for seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

A very good place for seafood with reasonable prices. Obviously underrated on tripadvisor. Maybe because it's not located on the busiest tourist areas.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We found this place because the absolutely fabulous place where we had lunch in the market (F.lli Burgio) recommended it. We arrived a bit on the early side, which meant that we had the guy in charge to ourselves for a bit. As with our best meals in Sicily, rather than order from the menu, we discussed with him what was fresh and what he recommended. Unlike other places we've been, he asked us what we had already tasted, how it was prepared, and how we liked it. He then talked about what he could do for us that would be different/new and meet our preferences. He took the same approach with wine--what were our preferences in style of wine, what had we tried that we had liked. He made a recommendation that was half the price of and just as good as the wine we'd had the night before. Everything was delicious. The service was excellent. We were both well fed and well cared for.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Havre, Montana
Level Contributor
163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“A great place for seafood. Try the bucatini alla Siracusana.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

My B&B host recommended this restaurant for seafood, and I was delighted by the dishes. I had the carpaccio di polpo fresco, which was in olive oil so delicious and flavorful that I made sure none was left on my plate. The bucatini alla Siracusana was one of the best things I've ever eaten. The service was very good. The location is near the street market. And I once again discovered that expressing appreciation for the quality of the food works wonders for breaking through language barriers. Lunch there was a lovely and memorable experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank niteed
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Level Contributor
69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Il Porticciolo is a very good restaurant. The owner puts a lot in treating customers in the best way possible. Very good fish.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DrJoeCassar
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A bit disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We ate at this restaurant based on our guide book review. Service was ok but not particularly friendly or welcoming, despite that we arrived before it got very busy. Prices, although not expensive, were more than other restaurants where we ate better, even in the heart of Ortigia. Decor and atmosphere inside was a bit lacking, but it's the food that matters. We just chose 4 main courses, 2 pasta 2 fish, and they were all OK, but nothing special. My grilled swordfish was also the smallest portion I had whilst in Sicily. My daughter loved her seafood fettucine though.
Personally I wouldn't return when there are so many other and better options nearby.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leanne H
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