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Via Claudio Mario Arezzo 29 | Ortigia - near Porta Marina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 24679
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Via Claudio Mario Arezzo 29 | Ortigia - near Porta Marina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dióniso. Located down a narrow vicolo near the marina, this is a first rate restaurant, serving quality cuisine from the best ingredients. Velvety vegetable soup was followed by grilled white tuna caponata. Insalata di frutta completed the meal. A good...More

Thank Willow3b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't understand why anyone would criticize this restaurant. Food was excellent, service friendly and professional, and the owner is a wonderful person. And no we do not know her. We have been in Sicily four nights and this was the best meal yet, and all...More

Thank blweiner8
Barbara B, Proprietario at Dioniso, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear blweiner, thank you so much for your 5 stars review. It has been a pleasure to have you amongst our guests at Dioniso and we hope to see you again, soon. Enjoy your trip on Sicily. Kind regards

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The good: a friendly greeting and one very good course, a white tuna tartare. The OK: all the other food, and the Shiara white wine which was perfectly fine but talked up far too much given the €40 price tag. The bad: being told moments...More

Thank Robin D
Barbara B, Proprietario at Dioniso, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Robin D, thank you for reviewing Dioniso. I apologize on behalf of Sebastiano if he didn't express himself appropriately when he asked you if you were happy to have your table until 9pm (he is studying English but he's not yet a pro), but...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

I had great time and food three years ago in this restaurant and that's why i get back there. We had a really nice speech before we order about the quality of the products and the freshness of the products as well as the wine...More

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Barbara B, Proprietario at Dioniso, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Mr Dartvador, we are always happy to receive constructive criticism. Which means that we always listen to (and act upon) our guests comments, when expressed kindly and in person. Instead, we find very annoying the customers who simply don't have enough courage to speak their...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I live in the UK and met my Australia parents in Ortygia so wanted to take them out for an exceptional meal. Dioniso seemed the right place, so we booked a table for 4 - my parents, myself and my daughter. The waiter was gracious...More

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Barbara B, Proprietario at Dioniso, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear Megan L., thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you found starters and wine outstanding. With regard to the swordfish: it is the most expensive fish on the market (that is why is sold at euro 20 for a 200gr...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Good presentation and service. Pasta was good, but meat balls were dry and overpriced. You can eat similar quality food cland cheaper.More

Thank Gastão C
Barbara B, Proprietario at Dioniso, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Dear Gastao G, thanks for you review. We are sorry you found our meatballs a bit dry. Usually they are moist and juicy, so we would have happily prepared a new dish, if you had told us that the first one was not perfect. With...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

This restaurant does many things right. Service is really good, the atmosphere is, at minimum, appropriate for the place, and the food was really good. I thought that the wine list was lacking. We were only interested in white wines since it was really hot...More

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Barbara B, Proprietario at Dioniso, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear NeroDavalo, thanks a lot for your positive review. With regard to the wine list: we select every wine meticulously, amongst the best labels of organic Sicilian wines. And we keep an eye on the price, to avoid excessive final costs for our guests (maximum...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The service was perfect. They waited for us, presented the restaurant, the menu and then particular explanations for the meals. The antipasti was great (grilled squid with potatoes) and the second course was good, not great (Sea bass with vegetables and fruit salad , spaghetti...More

Thank Suciu R
Barbara B, Proprietario at Dioniso, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Suciu R, thanks a lot for your review. We are looking forward to host you again soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this great little place one evening by chance. I am very pleased we did. This was the best meal we had all week. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was fantastic. I recommend in particular the stuffed sardines. I also...More

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Barbara B, Proprietario at Dioniso, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Dear Fondoffondant, thanks a lot for your kind words. We are very pleased you found us and were delighted with our food and service. We hope to see you back soon at dioniso. Kind regards

Reviewed 19 July 2017

We don't usually visit the same Restaurant twice in a week but we and you will make this the exception to the rule.The two guys working front of house (Sebastian and Gabriele) were exceptional in every detail. We were made to feel so very welcome...More

Thank Martin S
Barbara B, Proprietario at Dioniso, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Dear Martin, it has been a pleasure to host you twice in a week and we hope to see you more and more, every time you visit ortigia. Many thanks from Sebastiano and Gabriele! Kind regards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Claudio Mario Arezzo 29 | Ortigia - near Porta Marina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 24679
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Nestled in one of the alleys of Ortigia, a small charming restaurant, with attention to every detail: From the choice of the raw ingredients to the warm welcome. From a polite, attentive service to the lights and background music.

The kitchen offers local dishes with some culinary provocation that reinterprets the tradition.

We have chosen to propose a short menu in order to ensure quality and freshness of the product and it varies continuously according to the offer of the market and the seasons.

Raw material of excellence, fish exclusively from the Mediterranean and in a series of sought and exclusively seasonal dishes.

The wine cellar offers mainly autochthonous wines and vines, giving preference to organic wines of Sicilian wineries of excellence.

Finally, delicate desserts all home made: The ricotta mousse with orange and cinnamon fragrances, the pistachio flan and other delights of the house.

Dine with us and treat yourself with the pleasure of discovering a contemporary, classic Sicilian cuisine.
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