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Taberna Sveva

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Piazza Federico di Svevia 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 24663
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Bernalillo NM
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 criterion we have in selecting a place to eat while in foreign countriew is whether... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 online screening for what we would most enjoy over three weeks of travel. Reservations necessary... More 

Thank bowsprit16
Oxford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Toronto, Canada
1 review
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 the freshest ingredients treated with respect, this is the place for you.

Thank annieszam
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Taberna Sveva was a destination meal for us. We drove for 90 minutes to get to Siracusa and walked 20 minutes specifically to have a meal at this Slow Food restaurant. We found the table service to be less than interested in our presence. As it was a Monday lunch, there were only about 10 people present of which 2... More 

Thank Peter S
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lovely atmosphere, & home cooked food. Sat inside, basic but in a nice way. Fantastic pasta, & very good service, explained specials very well

Thank helenMHerts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Food was exceptional. Service was very good. Amazing atmosphere, you can feel italian touch. Highly recommend.

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Ashurst, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

A reservation is needed here and you can see why! Lovely quiet, airy setting which is great in August. Just away from the main busy area of the town. Superb food each time we visited and a varied menu and wine list. Staff always prepared to translate and explain the menu and ingredients of various dishes. Great atmosphere!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Recommended by Hotel Royal Manice and Fodor's, we were treated to one of our best meals in Sicily. Pasta with fresh anchovies and pine nuts, sea bas in potato crust (like a potato latke with fish inside), tiramisu with fruit. Fabulous. experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?