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Spizzica al Vecchio Lavatoio

Via Maniace 8 | Ortigia, entrance waterfront Alpheus, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 463637
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible30%
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“glass floor” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Soups, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Via Maniace 8 | Ortigia, entrance waterfront Alpheus, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Al Vecchio Lavatoio because of its location but were nervous it might turn out to be a toursit trap. However, it was nothing of the kind and we returned for a second lunch there a couple of days later. Both times our food...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apart from the view, there is not a single reason to eat at this place. I had a pizza which was not good at all (I am Italian), and the beer was served almost warm. The chairs were old and damaged. Overall the place seemed...More

Thank love78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super location overlooking the water- good also for people watching. We chose a wonderful mixes starter which tasted fantastic. The risottos were also good as was the swordfish. No housewine which was disappointing- 21 euros for ok bottle where most places offer liter of good...More

Thank philosIsleofMan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered carbonara thinking it would be amazing as we were in sicily. I was so wrong, it tasted like korma. I'm not sure how the chef managed it but yuk. Avoid this place.

Thank sharoone
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice pizza. Very fresh from hot stone oven. Lovely down by the calm water. 4 of us eat here. All loved it.

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We had drinks here and decided to stay for dinner. Not only are the staff amazing but the pizza selection is great! We had a pizza for two and it is actually a calzone type pizza so get pizza for one and share it unless...More

Thank orrc1601
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Me and my wife stopped here by chance and a were hungry we ordered some pasta (ravioli and Siracusana) and it was magnificent. We had a good beer and they offered us some desert on the us. 5/5 experience!

Thank AlexPopescu
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great location however the dining room was awful. Cold. Tired and a bit smelly from the water downstairs. Food was disappointing. Seafood over cooked. Main meal was served while we were still eating our starter. Some of our group were still wearing their coats as...More

Thank Lee1966Preston
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were here in Siracusa for a day trip and after having walked around and saw all the sights we decided to eat here due to it's prime sea side location near the Arethusa Fountain. True it is most definitely a tourist trap. But i...More

Thank mooresy2
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Nice view, but it's unbelievable, it's the most tasteLESS Pizza in the world, no matter which one you choose! Even with bresaola, a very tasty Italian ham it taste likes nothing!?!? Its Reallöhne unbelievable... pasta was ok, not more. Drinks are expensive. Choose another restaurant,...More

Thank Dee N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Maniace 8 | Ortigia, entrance waterfront Alpheus, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 463637
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