Siracusa Restaurants

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    Bar Splendor: Siracusa Bar

    by rosata Updated Jun 29, 2014

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    Bar Splendor is on the corner of Piazza Adda with outdoor (summer) and indoor seating and a busy atmosphere at certain times of day. It is a good place to go early morning, mid morning, lunch time, afternoon drinks, evening drinks. Workers from the nearby offices come to this bar for their work breaks.

    The bar has its own bakery which is probably why their products are so fresh.

    Favorite Dish: Today I just called in to have a caffe macchiato and a drink of water, a quick read of the newspaper and to use their toilet facilities, which incidentally are through the door at the right hand side of the bar.

    Caffe' €0.80

    Today we called in twice before and after visiting the nearby Friday Farmers' Market.

    Cornetto vuoto €1.20
    Brioche with uvetta €1
    Cornetto with ricotta €1.30
    Latte macchiato €1.20

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    Pizzeria Ierone: Best Pizza in Central Siracusa by recommendation

    by rosata Written Jun 24, 2014

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    Not yet visit by myself but recommended by the nearby Gelataio and others in the neighbourhood.

    Aiming to visit some time soon.

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    Favorite Dish: All pizzas are a matter of taste, so give it a go and tell me your opinion.............

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    Bar Pasticceria Leonardi di Peruch: Don't Miss This Pasticceria Bar in Siracusa!

    by rosata Updated Jun 18, 2014

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    Very popular place for a drink or something to eat with the locals, this bar is in the area of the Greek Theatre and the Museo Paolo Orsi. It is my favourite bar in Siracusa city.

    Good selection of cakes, pastries, brioche, cannoli, graniti, gelati, frutta martorana.

    Handy spot to call in to buy cakes to take to the house of a local if you have been invited for tea or to for yourself.

    You can order special cakes for celebrations.

    Good selection of snacks, arancini, schiacciate, sfoglie, calzone, pizzoli, pizzetta, salads and tavola calda at lunch time.

    They prefer you to pay at the cassa - cash desk - for a drink before you go across to the bar if that is all you are having.

    Wifi is available.

    They sell Illy coffee cups and saucer sets.

    Toilet available - just the one for men and women to share but it is well maintained.

    Open 0700 - 2100 all days except Wednesday

    2013 Gambero Rosso Guide - Bar d'Italia and Pasticceri & Pasticcerie

    Favorite Dish: I don't think there is anything I don't like!

    Illy coffee

    Espresso - 90 centesimi

    Arancini - 3 different kinds, my favourite is the vegetariana - €1.40
    Schiacciata - a slice of a pie made from pizza dough with different fillings, my favourite is the spinach and cheese - €2

    They sell Christmas confectionary at Christmas, at Easter time they have an Easter selection. This time of year (April/May) they have bags of candied orange peel with or without chocolate / candied ginger / little 'crates' of Frutta Martorana - Marzipan Fruits.

    They always have lovely displays to look at.

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    Pescheria Onda Blu: Seafood and Takeaway - Fish Cooked to Order!

    by rosata Updated May 18, 2014

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    This is a shop selling fresh fish and shellfish with tanks of shellfish, polpo (octypus), aragosta (lobster), granchio (crab).

    There are fridges of prepared and ready to eat shellfish, sauces incorporating fish which are ready to warm up and eat with pasta or rice, and all manner of other fish depending on what is available that day.

    In advance, an order can be made for any fish to be grilled or fish to be fried, including fritto misto which are delicious little fried fish. Massimo (one of the brothers who run the shop) informs me that it is good to order the fish to be cooked about two hours before you want it and that the latest order time in the evening is 19:30.

    Just before lunch time, say about 11:15, and dinner time the counter at the till has ready cooked fish to buy if you do not have time to order. This is not sitting waiting for long as it is soon snapped up; we've been in at 12:00, nothing left, and today at 18:00, nothing left, of the already cooked variety that is. We have been in on Sundays, which is a busy shopping day, and the ready cooked fish has been on the counter at soon after 10:00 and people come in to order and more is cooked.

    Today, a Sunday, I called in for lunch ideas at 13:25. I bought a cooked by them seafood risotto for €8 which was more than enough for 2 people. I also bought Tonno (tuna) ventresca / pancia / tummy which quickly pan fries in a heavy based, hot pan for 2 minutes and then turn over until the depth of fish is cooked for about another couple of minutes with the heat turned off. The cost for this was €5 (€16 per kilo). With a mixture of vegetables this made a delicious meal. At this time on a Sunday there were many people calling in to collect pre cooked orders. It all looked spot on.

    We've never been disappointed with the seafood and with bread and salad or vegetables bought from a shop, you can eat fish very well for much less than the price in a restaurant. Good pescheria to use if self catering or staying at LoL Hostel with kitchen facilities, only minutes walk away.

    There is a good panificio about two minutes walk away in Piazza Marconi - Panificio Marconi, Corso Umberto 1 is the official address.

    Favorite Dish: I could not possibly decide .................

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    Caffe Bar Midolo: Caffe Bar Tabaccheria Lotto One Stop

    by rosata Updated May 17, 2014

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    This caffe has a covered seating area outside which makes a pleasant place to eat your breakfast or a snack. Not all the bars have outside seating and sometimes the weather is just too early morning gorgeous to sit or stand inside.

    Lots of people coming and going to buy their newspaper from the kiosk nearby and then calling into the bar for their other supplies.

    Businesslike and helpful staff.

    Favorite Dish: I called for an early morning latte macchiato and ricotta cornetto, but they didn't have a ricotta cornetto so I took a ricotta sfoglia instead which is more or less the same but a different shape.

    €1.50 for the coffee and €1.20 for the cornetto which are more or less standard prices.

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    Due Colonne: Ristorante/Pizzeria - Popular with locals

    by rosata Updated May 14, 2014

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    Outdoor seating in the summer with a sunset view towards Mount Etna and the Due Colonne.

    The name 'Due Colonne' refers to the two remaining columns standing of the Tempio di Giove Olimpio which is nearby.

    Indoor seating at all times of the year in very pleasant surroundings.

    Closed on Tuesdays.

    Large parking area.

    Favorite Dish: Antipasti, Primi Piatti, Secondi Piatti, Contorni, and Le Dolcezze are available.

    The Pizzeria menu includes La Stuzzicheria, Le Focacce, Le Pizze, I Pizzoli (pizza 'pie' with a top)

    The house wine is good and beer is popular.

    We have tried the antipasti Fritturina mista di Pesce and always have pizza.

    My favourite pizza is Pizza Era which is a 'white' pizza without tomato consisting of Mozzarella di Bufala, Zucchine a Rondelle, Peperoncino Rosso, Origano, Olio extravergine d'oliva.

    My husband usually sticks with his Pizza Giove which is similar to Pizza Romana with Pomodoro fresco a dadini, Mozzarella, Olive, Filetti di Acciughe, Basilico Fresco, Origano, Olio extravergine d'oliva.

    We visited the other evening and the menu now gives two set price menu options at €20 and €25 which offer good value for a full meal with wine and water. I took a photo but it is a bit blurred!

    One of our favourite restaurant/pizzerias to visit with friends.

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    Cafe Del Mar: Lovely cafe to try on Isola!

    by rosata Updated Mar 19, 2014

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    Bar / cafe next to a garage/filling station

    Indoor seating on stools

    Lovely outdoor seating area, under cover or not

    Sells newspapers and magazines and phone credit and cigarettes and lottery tickets

    They now also sell bread from one of the Siracusa bakeries

    Favorite Dish: All you would expect at a cafe and all good quality, tasty and reasonably priced -

    Favourite drinks in summer:

    Caffe crema

    Granita and brioche

    Caffe macchiato

    Beer, soft drinks, aperitives with snacks

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    El Trocadero: Bar across from the Catacombs, near the Comune

    by rosata Updated Sep 27, 2013

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    This is a good Illy bar / caffe' with a tavola calda at lunch time.

    We often call after we have been to the Comune which is nearby.

    It is handy to call in for a drink or lunch during visits to nearby attractions such as the Catacombs, the Sanctuario, the Paolo Orsi museum.

    There is an indoor seating area and an outside covered seating area which is necessary on days when it rains so hard there is a little river running down the street as has happened to us a couple of times.

    Ask for the key for the toilet from the man at the till.

    Favorite Dish: Coffee and croissants at breakfast time are good.

    They have my favourite Illy coffee, well it is one of my favourite coffees.

    We have had arancini (they usually have three kinds including ragu), slices of different kinds of pies, calzoni, pizzetta.

    I have seen others having pasta dishes but haven't tried them myself.

    In the afternoon there is a fine selection of cakes and pastries.

    Gelato and granita in summer.

    All reasonably priced.

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    Voglia Matta: Gelateria / Pasticcheria in Siracusa

    by rosata Updated Sep 20, 2013

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    This is a lovely gelateria with an outside seating area of tables and chairs.

    It is on Corso Umberto not far from La Peccora Nera Pizzeria and a good spot to take dessert.

    There is a good variety of delicious gelati, granite, cakes and semifredda.

    I am a gelato / granita addict, my OH is not - this is one of the establishments which he doesn't mind going to which is praise indeed from him!

    Favorite Dish: Yesterday I had a portion of ricotta granita with a bit of mandorla granita on the top.

    I sat at one of the outside tables on the side and the lovely cool breeze while I ate my chilly treat was divine, just what I needed on a hot day.

    The cost was €2 for granita and €1 for brioche.

    I took a €6 / 400 gr polystyrene block of Cassata gelato home for later!

    The shop assistant reckons that the gelato keeps the same consistency for one hour inside the polystyrene block, she did not say whether the air temperature makes any difference to the hour.

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    Ostrica Park: Speciality Fish Restaurant

    by rosata Updated Jun 23, 2013

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    Good food, comfortable feeling about the place

    Good view across the bay from inside seating or outside seating.

    Ostrica - Oyster in English

    Favorite Dish: Fresh fish and pasta or rice dishes

    We do not go for the fish to be weighed before it is cooked and served in case we go over budget,.

    The chef special of spaghetti alle vongole is popular with visitors.

    There is no pressure to order antipasto, primo piatto, secondo piatto; just have whatever you like.

    Not the cheapest of places as it is a restaurant not a trattoria, osteria or pizzeria therefore there is not the choice to have what would usually be the cheapest somewhere else.

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    Pizzeria Ristorante Milleluci: Pizza Cooked in a Wood Oven!

    by rosata Updated Jun 22, 2013

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    Old style pizzeria/restaurant
    Outdoor seating under cover of bamboo
    Indoor tables
    Friendly, helpful staff
    The pizzas are cooked in a wood oven which is in a separate building
    Different meats including sausage from the area are cooked to order
    Pasta dishes are available
    Local wine available by the litre or half litre
    Home made Amaro liquer
    Home made Limoncello liquer
    Beer
    Soft drinks

    Summer: Open every evening from about 1930 until everybody leaves

    Favorite Dish: Delicious pizza
    My OH enjoyed the chips before the pizza

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    Il Mastro Gelataio di Trapani Daniele: Gelateria in Siracusa citta'

    by rosata Written Jun 15, 2013

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    Fabulous choice of artigianale gelati in Siracusa (not Ortigia)

    Special dessert cakes too

    Good place to call after visiting the archaelogical sites or for dessert after a meal

    Price for
    piccola €1.70
    media €2.00
    grande €2.50
    maxi €3.00
    super €3.50

    These are just an example. Other dessert combinations are available too.

    Favorite Dish: Any of the flavours or a combination are good - there are usually forty or more to choose from

    Opening times:

    Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 0900 - 0200
    Tuesday: 1400 - 0200
    Saturday/Sunday: 0900 - 0430

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    Bar Kennedy: Cafe/Bar

    by rosata Updated Jun 12, 2013

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    This is a busy bar, good for breakfast or any time of day.

    A very workaday type of place at reasonable prices.

    I took one photo inside and as it was so busy I didn't like to take one of the outside tables!

    Earlier in the day I took a photo of a man with a van who was selling cherries from Giarre (I bought 2 kg!) and he checked my photo and told me to delete his registration number! Help, I don't know how to 'blur' it so I have cut the bottom bit of the photo. That is the second photo here.

    Favorite Dish: Today the weather is very hot so mandorla (almond) granita was good and cooling.

    €1.50 per portion

    I was tempted by the meringues and the savoiardi but another time to buy things to take home.

    The cornetti (croissants), arancini, savoury slices and pies were also tempting.

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    Bar del Ponte/Bar Cristina (it has 2 names!): Good for a spot of people watching in Ortigia!

    by rosata Updated May 13, 2013

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    Reopened all newly refurbished!

    Bar selling hot food, drinks, granite, pastries, cakes

    Caffe corretto is a favourite with the locals - An espresso with a shot of grappa, Italian brandy, any spirit on the shelf; Jack Daniels Bourbon is a popular addition.

    Two outside seating areas - one at the side and one across Piazza Pancali.

    New indoor seating area.

    Toilets off the indoor seating area.

    Closed Wednesdays.

    One of the bars we go to in Ortigia/Siracusa.

    Favorite Dish: Cappuccino or caffe latte with a cornetto vuoto for breakfast - a little treat while out at the market.

    A cornetto vuoto or cornetto semplice is a plain croissant.

    Other choices for croissants:

    cornetto integrale con miele - wholemeal croissant with honey inside (this is usually the only wholemeal one on offer, just occasionally at some bars you may find them just completely plain.)
    cornetto crema - croissant with creme anglaise/custard inside
    cornetto marmellata - croissant with (usually) apricot jam inside
    cornetto cioccolato - croissant with chocolate inside
    cornetto Nutella - croissant with Nutella inside

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    XYZ: Taking shelter from a storm

    by croisbeauty Updated Apr 7, 2013

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    To be honest, I have no clue what's the name of this restaurant, we jumped inside running from the heavy rain. It was the first restaurant we have find on our way and happened to be a very good choice. The ambient was very fine, too bad I didnt take any picture of it's interriors, was too busy with drying my cloths.

    Favorite Dish: This restaurant is located in the area of Ortigia, not far from the Castello Maniace. Some other people from our group joined us and we had a very pleasant lunch in their company. Wife of the owner of the restaurant was serving us so we entrusted her choice, ordering some typical local dishes. The food was very good, same as the local white wine. We paid around 30 euros each.

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