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“It's not Sicily! ”
Review of Don Camillo

Don Camillo
Ranked #85 of 759 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 61 - US$ 92
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

It is not Sicily! This is unfriendly, cold place with unpleasant people! I am very glad that we have had supper in other place! I have ordered a table on five people via the website of this restaurant. When we have come, have given us a cold reception, havent found a reservation and is extremely unfriendly and haughty - "we have not table for you" - have refused. Neither smiles, nor a regret, nor the offer to come next day. The restaurant was empty at 20:30! In the book ONE record on a reservation! on us looked with hostility, a hint at hospitality! Nightmare! For the first time such haughty, unfriendly communication. It is not Sicily! It is a shame.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The restaurant is beautifully presented, a vaulted brick ceiling with good decorations and well separated tables. First impressions are excellent. The welcome is good and throughout our meal the service was exemplary.
Sadly the food did not match up. We ate the "meat tasting menu" (50Eu per head ex wine) and perhaps this is a mistake as there are two fish tasting menus that other diners seemed to be enjoying.
There was a pre-course Caponata which was delicious; sweet, rich and just a hint of sour.
There were five courses, the first was thinly sliced smoked loin of wild pig - really very good.
Course two was a rice ball stiffed with mild cheese and tender veal in a rich and powerful tomato sauce. Also very good.
Course three was pasta with pork in a cheese sauce. This was well cooked and divided opinion between "good" and "too cheesy".
Course four was loin of rabbit with a Sicilian vegetable stew. The rabbit was tender and moist with a delicate flavour. Sadly the vegetables were strongly acidic and completely overpowered the rabbit. Little of this dish was eaten
Course 5 was lamb cutlets in a crust with stewed veg and a spicy tomato sauce. The lamb was nicely cooked but the "crust" added nothing. The vegetables had the tang of overcooked cabbage and the tomato sauce was not very nice and added nothing to the dish.
Course 6 was dessert. This was excellent and their Orange ice cream is brilliant - made from blood Orange.
We asked the waiter to select an apprpriate wine and he came up with a Red Etna wine that was very good at 35Eu.
Total bill for two 157Eu.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

fab venue, great start and end to the meat tasting menu but two dreadful courses from 6 altogether and one only middling in execution. far too heavy on thw vinegar and cheese favouring. wine was good value as is always the case it seems in Sicily

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank monicafinlayson
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The restaurant is in a wonderful old building which creates a great atmosphere. Add to this great service and great food and you have an excellent evening. A group of us had dinner so there were too many dishes to mention them all but the stand out ones for me were the Salted Cod in a Broad Bean purée (I only wish I had asked for the recipe) and the Mandarin Ice Cream. For the quality of the food the restaurant offers good value for money. The wines offered covered a wide range of prices and we very much enjoyed the wines recommended. The restaurant is very popular so you do need to book.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Shewholunches2014
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

A beautiful room, superb food and service which seemed effortless due to sheer professionalism, so good it makes me smile just to recall the evening spent at Don Camillo, A visit is a must but booking ahead is mandatory such is the demand for a table.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank DaveH118
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