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Ristorante Il Blu

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Via Nizza 50, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 445052
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Ajax, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This resto was recommended by our hotel and we ended up going there for dinner most nights during our stay in Siracusa, Ortigia. The fish, the pasta dishes and the wine (nero d'avola) were fabulous!!

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Thank JudyL-A88
Darlington
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a cool drink on a warm October day. Being a real ale fan I was surprised to find they serve a really good (bottled) artisan beer brewed on Sicily - they try to support the new wave of artisan beers so if you are also fan, support them please.

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Thank RKGHM
Virginia Beach
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing small family run restaurant just off the water in Ortygia. The freshest of seafood prepared with care and lovingly described by the chef. Went back twice during our stay. Delicious!!!

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent setting and charismatic owners but food extremely disappointing. We had swordfish/spada with peach which consisted of the smallest portions of swordfish we had ever encountered. Still very hungry we ordered the pasta. The proprietor claimed to make this himself. If so, don't! Buy it in. Also the tuna in my pasta was not fresh and left a bad taste

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Thank John W
Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This restaurant is situated out of the normal turist route on the Island of Ortigia in Syracuse. Via Nizza runs along the ocean but away from all the noice of the grander streets, and the restaurant is placed on a small corner in the Jewish quarter overlooking the sea. The owners are a wonderful couple with 3 small boys, and... More 

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Paris
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this place by chance. It says "wine bar," but is a restaurant specializing in fresh fish and white wine. It was superb, very simple yet creative, good setting, funny, gregarious chef. A gem!

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Thank Banquo77
Sydney
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I had seen Il Blu recommended in a couple of guidebooks and since we'd been swimming all afternoon and since the restaurant overlooks the swimming spot on that side of Ortigia it seemed like a logical choice for an early dinner. The deck seating in the front of the restaurant provides great views of the sea and the colourful locals.... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Family run restaurant with daily changed menu. We tried pasta here and was very tasteful. The chef explains you the daily choices.

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Thank B0ste
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was the most expensive meal we had during our week's stay in Oritigia and it was certainly not worth what we paid. One of us had ciabatta with lettuce olives and cheese. The bread was totally inedible - like concrete. We asked to see the wine list which was not forthcoming - we were just offered a choice from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We found this place by accident and ended up coming the next night too. The owners are great hosts and clearly love what they do. The fresh carpaccio was wonderful and pastas excellent. Wine superb. Table on the side has views of the sea.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nizza 50, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 445052

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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?