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“Wonderful find”
Review of Retroscena

Retroscena
Ranked #14 of 671 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $48
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant with good food and friendly service. The Mediterranean menu has something for everyone and the food is fresh, delicious and plentiful. The recommended wine was a perfect match to our food and prices are reasonable. I only wish we had discovered this restaurant earlier in our trip as I would have been a return customer.

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Thank J M
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Retroscena is a relatively recent restaurant and had no kinks to work out. The management was very friendly, the place is festive, and the food and wine were excellent. The price is typical of these Siracusan restaurants (12-15 euros). The chef is Sicilian and his wife is Greek and they do a very good job with both. Stick with the Etna wines; a little pricier (24 euros) and very very good. It's not difficult to find and worth it.

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Reviewed April 11, 2014

After seeing this new restaurant close to the hotel we were staying in, with its blue and white summery decor we decided to try dinner there, it was a great decision.

Upon arrival the hostess sorted us out quickly with drinks, and then proceeded to tell us the specialities, it was soon apparent why we felt that the restaurant reminded us of the greek islands, its is run by a couple where the hostess is greek and the the chef is italian, and from the great greek and italian fusion dishes on offer this was going to be an interesting night!

We started with a mix of dished, some mussels in sauce with cheese, some fish mix fried started and some incredible bread, onto main course on the table we ordered a very nice pasta, and fresh fish, which were all as tasty and fresh as you can imagine, the pasta, like the bread being home made.

This was finished off with those incredible greek sweets, the ones with the thin pastry and honey, yum, all in all a really good experience, and a good price. The service was excellent, the food yummy, cant wait to get back there soon.

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Thank stuartMalta
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Ate here last night on our first night in Siracusa. Attracted by simple menu and clean uncluttered look of the restaurant. It's very small and seems to be run by a couple, the lady serving and man cooking. Everything very tasty and well presented except the salad garnishes which looked tired, a pity when everything else was so good. Sensible prices for quality of food

Thank Ann T
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Fantastic place.Great atmosphere and decoration.Very friendly people.Excellent service and amazing food.We definately suggest this reaturantfor Italian and Meditterenean cuisine.

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Thank Thalia C
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