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Osteria da Mariano

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Vicolo Zuccola' 9, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67444
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a culinary treasure find down a tiny alleyway in Ortygia (Vicolo Zuccola). We took a table sitting out in the alleyway which was a real experience - fantastic atmosphere. Arrived early and soon after the whole place filled up - inside and outside. Great service - but even better the food which was plentiful. Garlic bread was lovely, lamb... More 

Thank colemanjo
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited in early October having strolled by and been taken in by the atmosphere of the tables outside - we were not disappointed. The pesto with mint penne and the farfalle with zucchini were both excellent; we used the bread to lap up every last bit of sauce on the plate. A lovely evening out in Ortigia near the... More 

Thank whiskymanhattan
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stroll in the small streets of Ortygia and enjoy lunch at Mariano's Osteria!!! We arrived there but pure chance and it was absolutely excellent!!! Do not hesitate to take the marinated sea food antipasti and so many other ones like the orange salad as well. I personally enjoyed the sea food pasta which was really excellent! Portions are generous, taste... More 

Thank Nathalie R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I had delicious pasta with almonds. Waiters was also very friendly. Nice restaurant with good prices.

Thank Veronika Š
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a locals place. Food was average as well as service. Bow tie pasta with zucchini flowers was delicious. Grilled anchovies were good, calamari was rubbery. Marsala and sweets for dessert was a nice touch.

Thank Michael F
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Had an exceptionally poor meal here last night. The mixed fish was inedible, wine poor and service frankly dreadful. All other meals in Ortigia have been good but it was as if they just didn't care.

1 Thank Johncth
Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

DON’T GO THERE!!! Only 50 meters away you have a much better choice at the same price (Il Tempo di Athena). At Mariano we had the worst experience with restaurants at Sicily – and we spend 2 weeks on Sicily). The food was lousy (small portions and low quality). The house white wine had no smell or taste at all.... More 

2 Thank Torben H
Zurich, Switzerland
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204 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A very nice meal of fresh fish is the recommended daily take for Syracuse at night. Not far from the start of the old town Ortigia, this place needed no reservation, although it was full of local patrons which is always a good sign.

Thank stephenjason
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Fabulous traditional food. Hosts are friendly, and fun. Delicious food, catered for a large group with a variety of dishes, service was excellent and quick. Price was very reasonable.

Thank Lisa H
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

No smiles with this service. Life cannot be that bad. Expect pasta to be fresh and not from a packet. Below average.

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo Zuccola' 9, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 67444

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