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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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US$19 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We absolutely adored the seafood pasta and seafood we had at Retroscena—it was the best we had in Sicily. The staff were phenomenal dealing with celiac/gluten free, they had an amazing selection of choices. The squid and beans stew was superb; the pasta with prawn...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Crabclam
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We had dinner here one evening. We had a reservation, and we saw people being turned away without a reservation who didn't want to wait. The food was fresh and tasty. My husband had an appetizer with avocado and cheese, which he loved. I had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JudyBethesda_MD
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We chanced upon this. looks nothing from outside but it’s charming inside and the menu was ALL great

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank scoodyscoobydoo
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely interior inside a very traditional building. We received a warm welcome from the Greek owner and her Sicilian husband is the Chef. There is a wide choice on the main menu together with special dishes of the day and it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We were fairly restrained- I had the ravioli special, my other half had souvlaki, then we share a chocolate soufflé. But the service was prompt and friendly, and the food was excellent. We sat in the courtyard which was pretty and quiet. All in all,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jvspmo
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This is the best restaurant we have been to in our 2 months in south italy. Everything was simply perfect. Every dish was moth-watering, we were sorry not to be able to return and try them all. The wine was excellent and the price more...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 844rachel844
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the very first night of our little trip in Siracusa. The interior was amazing, very stylish but at the same time relaxing. Staff is very discreet and super nice. The owner, who is Greek really knows how to treat her...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dzsu
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Stumbled across this restaurant that was close to our apartment. Saturday evening at 7 was still early so we were seated in the courtyard but by 8.30 it was full. Really good staff and interesting menu. I had the sea bass and my only complaint...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 284Cathyreview
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We went to Retroscena twice during our stay in Syracuse and enjoyed it very much on both occasions. It is a proper restaurant rather than a pasta and pizza joint. We enjoyed spaghetti alla aragosta (lobster), grilled swordfish (huge), pork souvlakia and vegetarian ravioli over...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Had a great evening at this slightly off the beaten track restaurant. The staff were very welcoming and the food was fantastic. We had a pasta course each and a fish main - plenty of food - and a bottle of wine - total cost...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from 865lsr | Reviewed this property |
Sicilian...typical but better than most. Really nice service and feeling.
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