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Ortigia Fish Bar

Via Nizza 24, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 454607
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“octopus salad” (22 reviews)
“caponata” (20 reviews)
“sardines” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Fast food, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Nizza 24, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderfully simple snack place with good local food and superb fresh fish Very reasonably priced worth going for lunch or early dinner

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lucapE9494DU
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The fish is very fresh and tasty. The battered fried calamari mix is great and not too oily. Also the bell pepper side dish and caponata was great.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kim P
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This place is very plain, with a limited choice but truly excellent. If there is anything negative to say it is that the only poor girl serving was swamped with customers. We overate with the fritto misto, pulpo salad and the splendid orange and fennel...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard v
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

My partner enjoyed his meal of fried fish but my meal was very tasteless and not great. Our wine was also ok but nothing special. The place it’s self is airy and bright and the staff were nice. I wasn’t expecting anything other than good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bohemianchick23
Reviewed 18 October 2018

One of the top rated Ortygia restaurants, so we dressed up a bit and went. Walked in and thought this is just like a local chippy back home. Those chairs look very uncomfortable and the menu when we got it didn't look impressive. But from...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RonG3
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Simple, unpretentious local restaurant serving excellent fresh fish and local dishes. Delicious caponata and orange salad. The fish of the day, silver scabbard fish (spatula), served simply fried with a salad, was excellent. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the meal was very good value....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lmeadowsn3
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This was a take out foodie spot in another location before opening at this new location on the seaside in Ortigia. Sits around 30 people in a beautiful renovated historic property. Very good prices to eat and drink and if you do, then also order...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Needed an early night before a morning departure. Had a couple of salads, the octopus salad was the best. Don't be surprised to not locate it on Via Nizza, it's actually further up on the street facing the ocean.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We went to this fish bar after seeing the stellar reviews but it didn’t live up to the “hype” . I got the feeling that is is now coasting on it’s reputation . We were offfered what I would call “amuse bouche” which were delicious...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Sabrina M, Proprietario at Ortigia Fish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Dear customer, surely you misunderstood as we don t have free welcome dish as "amuse bouche", everything is in the menu with a pricelist. Reviews are real and we have lots of clients coming back during their holiday. So your ungreat experience sounds very unusual...but...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Given past reviews we expected something more. The food was average at best but value was poor. Would rather spend more for better quality and serve size. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank 284Cathyreview
Sabrina M, Proprietario at Ortigia Fish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

We are sorry about your disappointed, we prepare our food in special sicilian receipes as you can read in other review it's really appreciated. 200gr it s a good portion of fresh fish..between 8/9 euro cheap compare other restaurants in the area. Very few customer...More

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12 June 2018|
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Response from Sabrina M | Property representative |
Dear Sir there is a small terrace on the sea view opposite the door of the restaurant if you take away.,..there are benches... We don't have outdoor dining room at the moment Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nizza 24, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 454607
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