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“Fabulous meal in beautiful setting”
Review of Retroscena

Retroscena
Ranked #25 of 742 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$47
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant because of TripAdvisor reviews and we loved it. We sat in the beautiful little courtyard and all had delicious meals. The lady who served us was very fluent in English and recommended some great wine to go with our food. Best of all for me was that there were lots of options for gluten free meals as I can’t eat gluten. We all had a great evening - really excellent quality food.

Thank JBird05
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We ate here three nights out of the five we stayed in Ortigia, says it all really. Consistently good food and service at a good price. In two we ate for €70 with a bottle of wine.

Thank lucyperez67
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Oh my god! So we don't do pretentious, we were looking for atmosphere and tasty food.. Well we scored here.
We tried an expensive restaurant in Letojanni , and was looking to spend at least £70 a head (they didn't know this) and was looked down on, ignored for service and the food was the same as everywhere else. Rubbish. So we tried again in Syracuse. We found a food blog mentioning Retroscena.
The food is inexpensive (we only managed 45 euro each with, aperitifs, 2 bottles of wine, 3 courses of food and run out of time for pudding. Even though the kitchen closes at 11, the night goes on until 0100. Unfortunately we were not aware and had a pre booked taxi waiting for us) , but is 5* quality, the ambience is light, airy and just busy enough to be able to enjoy the noise or talk above it. The main reason this place works is your host, Kiri. Her husband is the chef and she rules the front of house. Have a chat, she is dying to educate you, and make your experience the best it can be. She is flexible with her menu and can do nothing wrong... In our eyes we have never been to a BETTER restaurant ever.
We visited in June, and booked a table, Kiri told us it's twice as busy in July, August and cannot spend enough time with her clients.. BEWARE.

1  Thank TheGoz
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We had eight days holiday in Sicily and dined at this restaurant six nights and enjoyed everything.not only is the food good the owners are lovely and friendly .I would recommend this restaurant too anyone Richard &Maureen

1  Thank Meander589973
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Walked in at 9:30 on a Wednesday. The outside and inside still had tables. We chose the back of the restaraunt which has an open air ceiling as is quiet and intimate. Chairs and tables a little flimsy but that is all I can say bad about this place. The waitress was like an Italian mama wanting to feed you the best food you could hope for. My husband and I are foodies and were totally delighted to see the blends of flavors they create on the menu. Our biggest problem was deciding what to chose. Can't believe there was no wait to eat here like some of the other places in guide books. You won't be disappointed by the food.

1  Thank Scenic486323
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