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Spizzica al Vecchio Lavatoio

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Via Maniace 8 | Ortigia, entrance waterfront Alpheus, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 463637
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Champaign, Illinois
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372 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here in Siracusa for a day trip and after having walked around and saw all the sights we decided to eat here due to it's prime sea side location near the Arethusa Fountain. True it is most definitely a tourist trap. But i feel this is one place where speaking Italian helps you out greatly. We got better... More 

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Thank mooresy2
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice view, but it's unbelievable, it's the most tasteLESS Pizza in the world, no matter which one you choose! Even with bresaola, a very tasty Italian ham it taste likes nothing!?!? Its Reallöhne unbelievable... pasta was ok, not more. Drinks are expensive. Choose another restaurant, If you wanna have something with any taste!

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Thank Dee N
Herts
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Food was ok just, bit over cooked, but sauce tasty. At least the broccoli was fresh, tables rammed together, bit cafetière style. Wine expensive. Just paying for the fact that you can see the sunset & it overlooks the water. No atmosphere, wouldnt go back

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Thank helenMHerts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Horrid on all counts. Ambience. Food. Tired furniture. This place only makes any money as it over looks the water. It's horrible. Avoid at all costs.

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Thank Frances F
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Called in for a pizza on our way back to the hotel. Service was indifferent. Lukewarm prosecco, good Caprese salad but very indifferent pizza. I would go so far as saying the base was only just cooked. To be fair, they were very busy with a local wedding but that is really no excuse. You can do better!!! Hopefully???

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Thank Julie B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped here for a pizza since they looked good from a distance. The view is nice, but the staff is clueless when it comes to service and competence. We ordered a bottle of wine which was ok but over priced, as we waited for our antipasto. When we asked where it was he repeated back our orders for pizza but... More 

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Thank thelangernj
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We sat four ,my husband and I and both of our daughters. The waiter and waitress were very nice. We orderd our food and it took about half hour , so the waiter brought us a small pizza on the house ,we thanked him .for the food to arrive it took another 15 minutes, the dishes that came out were... More 

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Eat here because you can either sit outside and have a beautiful view of the sea or you can sit inside on a glass floor above an original lavatoio! You can go downstairs to visit the cistern after you eat. For us, this was worth eating lunch here with our two year old. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Day trip into Syracuse.. Got hungry.. stopped here. No Rhyme or Reason. A Wonderful View while awning protected you from the gleaming sun. Food was good for price. Service was slow but I just seemed to suck it up now as "this is service in Italy", so we sat back and enjoyed our beers. I did have a very good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I tried to get a table to eat here but the staff were just ignoring me. When I approached the maitre d' he was pretty rude to me so I left them to it. The restaurant wasn't busy.

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Thank Kismat N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Maniace 8 | Ortigia, entrance waterfront Alpheus, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 463637

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?