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“Lousy service- great location, acceptable food”
Review of Trattoria Kalliope

Trattoria Kalliope
Ranked #222 of 695 Restaurants in Syracuse
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We thought we'd found a little gem-how wrong! There appear to be a lot of staff but not much in the way of service. Surprisingly for ortigia no smiles, no interest in us at all. No bread on table, no oil, salt etc. my dinner plate was nearly whipped from under my nose as I put my fork down for a breather! Pizza was ok but with soggy bottom. Husbands grilled cutlet was dry as a bone-there are so many great places to eat in ortigia- don't come here!

2  Thank janerolf
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stumbled across Kalliope Trattoria one Sunday lunchtime, and were so impressed we went back a couple more times. The menu is interesting and varied, the food quality and presentation just great, the outdoor courtyard very pleasant, and the service attentive. We were particularly impressed by our waiter Luigi, who looked after us beautifully.

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1  Thank PB60
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We found this restaurant by chance on our second evening in Ortigia. The waiters, the chef, the ambiance and of course the food ensured that we returned again and again during our week's stay. The courtyard setting was a delight and we never felt hurried over the excellent traditional food.

By our third visit the chef recognised us and we had a great chat about jazz music. Yes, that really added something to the atmosphere - the great jazz classics played non-stop but unobtrusively. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone because they made us feel very welcome and it was quite cheap even with a bottle of wine and a cognac. Thanks a lot Kalliope Trattoria!!

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1  Thank micky_fitzgerald
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We enjoyed eating outside in the gently lit small square where Trattoria Kalliope is situated. They also have indoor seating, but on this night the temperature was just perfect for this romantic setting. We had a really friendly waitress and the salad and pasta were very good.

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1  Thank Journeyer
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

When one arrives at this ristorante settled at a charming piazzetta one might think it' s going to have a nice eating time! DULL HOPE!!! If one day you think you need to be punished eating ordinary food, in an average ristorante, more interested in turist groups and served by blasé personnel Kalliope is the right place!!!

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4  Thank Ettorevianna
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