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Il Tempio di Athena

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Via Santa Teresa 13/15 | Ortygia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 090580
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good pasta. I ordered the squid ink, but the kitchen missed it and gave me red sauce. Maybe next time. A bit over priced for the food/atmosphere, but I'd go back.

Thank Jason T
Bucharest, Romania
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Me and my wife found this restaurant by chance and although it was crowded (that was a good sign!) the staff found a table for us. The food is great (we had pizza and frito misto), the waiters are very kind and the prices are very OK.

Thank AlexPopescu
Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

After a long day of sightseeing we didn't want a late evening, so we asked at the hotel for a place that would be open at 7 PM. They recommended Il Tempio di Athena. We arrived about right about 7 but were shooed away rather abruptly being advised that they wouldn't seat anyone until 7:30. We looked around for a... More 

Thank SteelRibbons
Aurora, Illinois
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A great location for lunch and to rest your feet with wine and pizza. Off the beaten track. Excellent food. Engage the staff in conversation about the area. Noted that Lions International locals had put their mark on it as an eating and meeting location. A good recommendation.

Thank barbelwm
Nijkerk, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice staff, great atmosphere and the tastiest pizza margarita I've ever had. Pasta carbonara was also very tasty. Complimentary bruschetta and lemon ice were delicious, nothing more we could ask for. Highly recommended.

Thank Yvb_12
Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were served a very nice dinner, with a course consisting of a small piece of baked sea bream, one shrimp, and a third item. The sea bream was delicious, and the owner told me that if I returned , they would have it for me. I returned the next evening, and was told they were "out." I ordered something... More 

Thank Frances C
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While walking round this beautiful island, we came across this little restaurant. It was busy but we got the last outside table. The food was very good, the house wine was poor probably the worst we had in Sicily and the service was slow. I would recommend going here but do not drink the house wine.

Thank Michael H
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's confusing on TripAdvisor when you search for restaurants nearby and end up with lots of cafes instead, but we needed somewhere to eat and this one came up as close by and reasonably well rated. The food was, however, fairly ordinary. Nice bruschetta to start with but my main course of spaghetti was a big helping but not a... More 

Thank Designs_JoanK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to go here because it was full of Italians. After we already ordered the food we discovered that this is the place where the guided (bus) tours did their lunch. I guess this is the reason this place is cheap and the food is mediocre at best.

Thank Lvhart
Copenhagen, Denmark
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great place. Very tasty food, large portions (2 persons can easily share a pasta dish and still have a decent serving) friendly service and good house wine. Had dinner their twice and lunch once.

Thank Torben H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Teresa 13/15 | Ortygia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 090580

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