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La Tavernetta da Piero

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Via Cavour 44, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66385
12:30 - 22:30
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Fri - Wed 12:30 - 22:30
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on a narrow walking street in Ortigia, this place is an authentic, old school spot with awesome food. Reasonably priced and with great service. The seafood and the pastas were fabulous. Pasta with sea urchin was my best dish in a ten day trip of Sicily. You can't go wrong here.

Thank clayton j
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and quick service for lunch with a wide selection of local dishes. But for lunch on the heavy side.

Thank Alexander M
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During a recent fly-drive to Sicily we stayed in Syracuse for 2 nights. On the second evening our hosts suggested a meal at Tavernetta which is on via Cavour in Ortigia – a favourite narrow tourist thoroughfare leading to the spectacular Cathedral square. We arrived late-ish without a reservation but were greeted cordially and asked to come back in 10... More 

Thank GarryB161111
Vienna, Austria
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Nice restaurant, a lot of Italians, nice owner, very good quality/price ration. For lunch it's better to arrive before 1:30 pm, later it might be full.

Thank Jérôme S
Beechwood, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Excellent food, great menu with a wonderful selection ... We had two dinners here while visiting Ortigia and so glad we found it. Fresh food with excellent flavours and good prices. Always a constant stream of people wanting to come in, however booking a table is needed unless you are there early....

Thank karen430332
Clearwater, FL
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Found ourselves wandering the main areas of Siracusa wondering where to eat when we stumbled into La Tavernetta...... no reservations (many places you need them in this tightly packed area) and were immensely happy we sat immediately! An Octopus Salad appetizer, Swordfish Marinara, and a Seafood Fettuccine later....washed down with two ace brews (German and Sicilian) left us satiated and... More 

Thank F J
NW Suburb of Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

La Tavernetta da Piero was a moderate price restaurant that served local cuisine. They have an extensive menu covering both meat as well as seafood dishes. I ate two lunches and a dinner there. My favorite had to be their risotto in pumpkin cream sauce with shrimps! You want to try that dish. It was simply risotto heaven!

Thank mptraveller
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Walk in Syracuse, we passed the restaurant that only opened. We decided to go in and we were greeted warmly. Like many restaurants in Sicily, the restaurant specializes in fish dishes and seafood. Everything is fresh and served beautifully and unappetizing. A few minutes after we sat down a line formed outside. People stood waiting patiently and it is indicating... More 

Thank michalbh
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60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Good Italian food. We had Tuna carpaccio very fresh and nice taste. Followed by fresh seafood pasta with swordfish. Nice rich taste. Secondo, Gamberoni (large shrimp) fried with a brandy sauce. Excellent taste, shrimps cooked still juicy not to much. Place packed from it opened, to be sure to get a table make reservations. Staff nice and friendly; -yes. Menu... More 

Thank Callesteros
Banbury, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were lucky enough to get a table for two, and sat watching endless people turned away because they were so busy. Quite a number commenting they'd seen it on Trip Advisor. Do we need to say more? go early or book. Atmosphere, service and not least, the food were all excellent, highly recommended

Thank WdecBrown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cavour 44, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 66385

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