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Taberna Sveva

Piazza Federico di Svevia 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 24663
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked tuna” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Piazza Federico di Svevia 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was very friendly - and swift. Sadly the food didn't live up to it, although we both, on reflection, ordered badly. The pulpo salad was, however, excellent.

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This was a fun spot to dine. Very close to our hotel on the far southern side of Ortigia near Castello Maniace. It was crowded and lively. The food and wine were excellent. I especially enjoyed the sardines. They were large and not too salty....More

Thank jwkeebs
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Visited this restaurant after reading reviews on trip advisor! very disappointed. So,so food more expensive than better food I have had on Ortigia. That coupled with sullen, bored staff made it a not to be repeated experience.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I sat outside for dinner. It was warm enough not to need a jacket. I had a salad and seafood paste along with water and a glass of wine.

Thank Traveldude999
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Recommended by the B and B ( Aretusa) we were staying at, and was really enjoyable. It was busy on the night we were there, so a good atmosphere. The food is better than average, unpretentious, nicely cooked with a few little Sicilian touches to...More

Thank May C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We've eaten at this taverna a couple of times. The seafood dishes and pasta are excellent and we fell in love with a salad of very juicy oranges topped with thinly sliced smoked tuna, onions, olive oil and herbs. Service is quick and friendly. One...More

Thank Deweyboy
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The place is ok, typical local place and seems popular. Menu and food are nice but nothing special. Pasta was good, mixed grill fish rather dry and boring.

Thank Breezi_SH
Reviewed 28 March 2017

At the Eastern tip of Ortygia where the breeze is better and the people fewer is an honest place that combines humility with swagger and serves delicious food. Our meal was one of the three best in Sicily and we had spent too much time...More

Thank bowsprit16
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Right at the tip of Ortygia and near deserted the night we were in. Deserves to be packed out. Fabulous food, good value, friendly.

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Not really a place for tourists, as it is a no-fuss, simply decorated place--but the food is first-rate. Best home-made pasta with fresh anchovies as well as a melt-in-your mouth Pasta Alla Norma, and wonderful catch of the day. If you like food that has...More

Thank annieszam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 24663
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