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Ristorante Porta Marina

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Via dei Candelai 35, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 22553
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12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
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brasschaat, belgium
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98 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When entering you immediately are surprised by the ceiling. Entirely in stone, gothic style. I coudn't stop looking at it. Fast service and the younger waiters understand and speak english. Food is very good, fine and in large amount. Very nice place, also well visited by the local population.

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Thank cwfan
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We dined at 4 different restaurants in Syracuse and this was the best. For a main course my wife had "Salmon Hamburger" (!) - in fact faked fresh salmon mixed with chopped asparagus and I had calamari with ginger in sua tinta. Both dishes were delicious and the desserts were good too - cassata siciliana and pitacchio parfait.

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Thank 73manor
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Traditional but with a (big genius) twist. We tried parmigiana pesce spada e melanzane, gnocchi crema formaggio e pistacchio, gamberoni alla bandiera, mousse ricotta e fichi, pere vin brûlé , everything was really good!! (And 1/2 of the couple is from Syracuse :))

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Thank Cecilia P
Miami, Florida
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Our superb guide took us to this wonderful restaurant several days ago on a visit to Syracuse. Actually, it is situated in the old walled city of Ortigia, connected to Syracuse by a small bridge. The setting is in an old (more than 100 years) building, with high arches of old stone. There were about 8-9 tables. Of course, the... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This quaint little restaurant is situated in an alley way type place but it is a must-experience. I had the filet and mussels. The filet was one of the best and the mussels were phenomenal as well. The waitstaff was very attentive. It is a neat little place to visit if you every get the chance to go there. Compliments... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The Ristorante Porta Marina is set in a lovely old building in a little side street of Ortigia. There is a vaulted stone ceiling which is beautiful to behold. Being there in the winter, we were the only customers. While not a problem for us, I wonder if it could be noisy if crowded, given all the hard surfaces. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

When you go back the next night to try things on the menu that you saw but couldn't get to, you know it's good and special. When that repeat visit is despite the numerous other stunning restaurants in Ortigia, you know it's amazing. This place just gets everything right.

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Thank john27rg
Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We were a party of four who followed a tip from the owner of a wine bar and ended up at this restaurant. Overall a very pleasant experience with really good and varied dishes. Best this week, so far!

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Thank JerkerB
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I had the Entrecôte alla Siracusa (veal in tomato and garlic sauce) and it was DELICIOUS. Highly recommend.

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Espoo, Finland
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We celebrated my husbands mothers 60th birthday in Porta Marina with great success. The service was really good, atmosphere pleasant and the restaurants decoration simple but beautiful. And the food was excellent! A restaurant worth to visit if in Siracusa.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 60
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dei Candelai 35, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 22553

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