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“Excellent!”
Review of La Vela Restaurant

La Vela Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 729 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price range: US$23 - US$46
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We reserved at 8 am sunday and had a very friendly welcome. Food was excellent! Tasteful and very correct quality/price balance. I was so content I told the owner I would write a well deserved good recense! Aanrader

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

The restaurant lies directly next to the Harbour on the entrance of Ortigia. Location is okey, not great compared to other restaurants on the island of Ortigia. We arrived there at 8pm and were the only guests.

If you dont like fish, no go here as the menu offereds only various variants of fish. The food itself was great and the waitress very attentive and helpful.

We ordered a starter, main dish and desert in combination with soft drinks which came in at 80 Euro.

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Thank Dom_Wahl
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Open less than a year this is a great addition to the many excellent restaurants in Ortigia.
Both the cooking and the ambience are sophisticated, the service young and enthusiastic.
The two highlights were an asparagus risotto with tiny shrimps - an intense asparagus taste probably based on a reduction - and darnes of dentice (sorry, English translations of this fish are unreliable) with leeks. The latter was not on the menu but, uniquely in my experience, the waiter/?proprietor announced the price before accepting the order.
Good short well-planned wine-list with several "biologico" options.
Internally the restaurant is all high white stylish rooms. The terrace which overlooks a channel of the harbour is protected from the road by clear panels and is especially romantic in the evening as the lights come on across the water.
Prices are on the high side for Ortigia, EUR 70 for 2 without wine, but IMHO are fully justified by the quality.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We came here with a small child due to La Vela's Tripadvisor ranking and it's easy-to-find location. The food was amazing, the octopus on chicken peas a revelation, and we even opted for dessert, which is unusual for us.
The service was so nice and helpful, with the right recommendations fitting to our taste. The price was suitable.

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Thank KatrininBerlin
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to La Vela and enjoyed a fantastic meal.

We were craving some fried fish but could not see any on the menu. Very kindly the staff offered to cook a Fritto Misto off the menu for us to share.

This set the tone for a lovely evening where we are the ravioli and the delicious cod for mains.

A beautiful setting by the canal and fantastic service from our three hosts who spoke Italian with my girlfriend but could speak English as well for those who needed it.

(The dessert was delicious also).

Thank Sam M
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