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Locanda Mastrarua

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Via Vittorio Veneto 11, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 62084
12:30 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Choose from indoor or outdoor eating if you are lucky enough to get a table. It was extremely busy even on a wet night. Heavy-duty umbrellas shelter one if eating outside. There is a wide seafood menu. The mixed seafood was scrumptious followed by sea bass with almond crust and grilled mackeral with tomato. Cooked to perfection for us both.

Thank Joyful675
Fullerton, California, USA
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147 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with the group of 19 people for welcome dinner to sample authentic Sicilian food on a recommendation from our guide. She was right. This was one of the best meals I've ever had! The food was simple yet well-balanced, with premium ingredients well cooked. I highly recommend the citrus salad, pasta with swordfish, Seabass almandine, eggplant Ragu, and,... More 

Thank Zootarts
London, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

On the strength of a half dozen visits, I can recommend this restaurant without hesitation. The service is attentive, the food is prepared very well and the wine card is interesting. The octopus salad as a starter is praiseworthy, and all of the secondi piatti were also delicious. It would be best to make a reservation for the evening.

Thank Methymna
Valencia, Spain
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We really didn't give this restaurant a proper chance...we had barely 45 minutes to lunch before getting our transport to the airport. Yet they managed two full courses: a shared tasty caponata and two pasta dishes within the time without us feeling rushed at all. What we sampled was very tasty and modestly priced. I wish we had been able... More 

Thank Brian L
Edinburgh, Scotland
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Wonderful lunch and really fresh seafood - well worth the price - from this great family run Locanda.

Thank Penderhogg
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner last night. Lovely service and very good food. Apps of octopus, caponata in profiteroles, and braised pumpkin were fabulous. Cavatelli alla Norma was good, as was cavatelli with swordfish and tuna roe (tuna roe was a little strong). Sea bass filet in sliced almonds was very good. Had a bottle of 2009 Nero d'Avola which was very nice.... More 

1 Thank estee808
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I loved the menu tor this place, so many dishes that I wanted to try, slight variations on traditional Sicillian food. It was a Monday night in September so was quiet. I had Choux balls with caponata inside, which although tasty didn't quite match what I had imagined from the description on the menu. It was followed by fish which... More 

Thank happy808
Greater London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended but fell well short of expectations. The staff were friendly enough and the food was tasty but the fish portions were tiny for the price. There were only 2 staff to serve a busy restaurant which caused the service to be terrible. Asked for wine, it didn`t arrive. Asked for bread, it didn`t arrive. Asked for... More 

Thank Simon M
mastrarua, Proprietario at Locanda Mastrarua, responded to this review
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Mi dispiace se chi ti ha consigliato ci ha sopravvalutati, noi diamo il meglio, sarai capitato in una serata affollata.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Enjoyed a family meal out ordering mostly seafood and sharing appetisers. For me as a vegetarian there was a great choice and everyone enjoyed the panelle and other veg antipasti. I loved the melt-in-the-mouth gnocchi with pesto di pistacchio while the seafood went down very well, particularly recommend gnocchetti al pesce spada. The only issue was an order mix-up (the... More 

Thank Sophie G
Zurich, Switzerland
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great food, including bottarga pasta and fried fish. Interesting beers, too - not just Nastro Azzuro! Service very friendly, and restaurant was populated mainly with italians, always a good sign.

Thank WiPhi01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 11, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 62084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?