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Taberna Sveva

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Piazza Federico di Svevia 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 24663
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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Taberna Sveva was a destination meal for us. We drove for 90 minutes to get to Siracusa and walked 20 minutes specifically to have a meal at this Slow Food restaurant. We found the table service to be less than interested in our presence. As it was a Monday lunch, there were only about 10 people present of which 2... More 

Thank Peter S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lovely atmosphere, & home cooked food. Sat inside, basic but in a nice way. Fantastic pasta, & very good service, explained specials very well

Thank helenMHerts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Food was exceptional. Service was very good. Amazing atmosphere, you can feel italian touch. Highly recommend.

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Ashurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A reservation is needed here and you can see why! Lovely quiet, airy setting which is great in August. Just away from the main busy area of the town. Superb food each time we visited and a varied menu and wine list. Staff always prepared to translate and explain the menu and ingredients of various dishes. Great atmosphere!

Thank Caroline H
Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Recommended by Hotel Royal Manice and Fodor's, we were treated to one of our best meals in Sicily. Pasta with fresh anchovies and pine nuts, sea bas in potato crust (like a potato latke with fish inside), tiramisu with fruit. Fabulous. experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

Thank vts2
Bay Area, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

At the very tip of the Ortigia peninsula, this charming restaurant has a small and cosy terrace that looks out over the quiet neighborhood. But it's the food in this place that absolutely knocks you out with its classic Sicilian preparations of local produce, seafood, and pasta. The ambience and friendly service couldn't be better. We liked it so much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Located just in front of the castle this restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. We had lunch here and found the food and service to be quite good but not exceptional. The restaurant serves typical Italian/Sicilian food with emphasis on seafood. The menu was not extensive but had more than enough choices. Considering other options nearby we found the... More 

Thank Teertha G
Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We just got back from Taberna. The service was excellent the whole night through. I had the seafood Riso and my partner had the swordfish pasta. both were flavoursome and plentiful. The white wine that accompanied was a nice choice as well. We also had the tuna starter and that was very good, well smoked. For a Friday night with... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were looking for a quiet locale and a light dinner. Sveva fit the bill.The weather was not conducive to dining on the square and so the back room began to fill up quickly. DH had a misto casa (8euro) and enjoyed his cold plate. I had parmegian (8euro) and it was a hot dish of cooked tomato and eggplant,egg,parm... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Quiet place for Sicilian food. Not exceptional, but good price/ quality. We had a salat: that was fresh and nice, not special and a pasta. That was good. If you just want a nice meal it is a good place. Relaxed and nothing fancy. It taste Italian.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia 1 | Siracusa - Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 24663

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