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Osteria La Gazza Ladra

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Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 060 2428
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful and friendly staff took the time to wax eloquent about all the food we wanted to explore. The pulpo in broth was stupendous.

Thank Misterbiancho
Matlock, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We were pointed in the direction of this tiny trattoria by our Airbnb owner and having read the reviews decided it was a must visit. We were mindful that it gets full quickly as it is very small and popular so we got there around 7.10, without a reservation, for a drink before service at 7.30. There were a few... More 

Thank andydenise451
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We arrived quite late - the last to be eating, but they were very obliging. There is a great choice of local wine. They did a fantastic vegetarian antipasto collection and daily fish special (lampuga) was amazing. It looks like a caf but the standard of the food it really something.

Thank ActonianLyd
Espoo, Finland
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9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

As slow food members, it was a "must" for us to visit this place, but it was a disappointment. Ok, it was better than most tourist haunts in Siracusa, but nothing to write home about. Service was indifferent and much too fast, which I can' t appreciate, because they want me to quickly eat up and leave so that they... More 

Thank Martin W
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is the type of restaurant you wish you could have at home and eat in often. Straightforward food of a very high quality served simply and at a very good price. The menu is all traditional Sicilian recipes and ingredients fresh from the daily food market located just a few blocks from this location. The mixed appetizers are a... More 

Thank entrada
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Simple, generous fare. The octopus dish I had was great and my partner had a very generous portion of antipasti. There was perhaps an over-reliance on the microwave - so the antipasti got microwaved (including the olives...)

Thank Siriolhj
New York City, New York
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284 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A little hole in the wall on Via Cavour. Friendly staff, great local wine and food. I suggest the Sicilian appetizers and the spaghetti with cream and almonds. It is advisable to make reservations as it gets quite crowded.

Thank NYTim
Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Pasta swimming in oil, crazy prices, fish not fresh. Cakes full of sugar without any taste. Unfriendly. Small. Wine taste of vinegar.

Thank Franck C
San Francisco, California
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142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

This place is recommended in the slow food guide and they list the local purveyors and produce in the menu. Small selection of fresh and seasonal Sicilian food. Great choose for vegetarians as well. Busy and popular you may have to wait for a table in the is tiny Osteria but the wait is worth it.

Thank James C
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Reviews had led us to expect a very basic cafe, but it is decorated with photo artwork, attractive tables and a friendly atmosphere. Food and drink good.

Thank Hesketh

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 340 060 2428

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