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Osteria La Gazza Ladra

Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 060 2428
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fennel salad” (4 reviews)
“antipasti” (12 reviews)
“penne” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

A wonderful place for what feels like a traditional meal in a home with wonderful food. The proprietor and staff are incredible. I had the octopus salad which was good, but my companion's pasta with anchovies, raisins and breadcrumbs which was delicious! The orange, fennel...More

1  Thank Mary Anne N
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We visited this osteria twice during our stay in Ortigia. It is easy to miss among all the loud restaurant signs on Via Cavour, but we decided to give it a try because of its friendly and laidback vibe and unassuming atmosphere. We got a...More

1  Thank TadghTim
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

A quaint traditional Sicilian restaurant on the back streets of Ortigia. You could easily miss this small unassuming restaurant if it were not for the welcome of its wonderful owner at the entrance. He lovingly explains his selection of Sicilian dishes and the large vegetarian...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and friendly staff took the time to wax eloquent about all the food we wanted to explore. The pulpo in broth was stupendous.

Thank Misterbiancho
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We were pointed in the direction of this tiny trattoria by our Airbnb owner and having read the reviews decided it was a must visit. We were mindful that it gets full quickly as it is very small and popular so we got there around...More

Thank andydenise451
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We arrived quite late - the last to be eating, but they were very obliging. There is a great choice of local wine. They did a fantastic vegetarian antipasto collection and daily fish special (lampuga) was amazing. It looks like a caf but the standard...More

Thank ActonianLyd
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

As slow food members, it was a "must" for us to visit this place, but it was a disappointment. Ok, it was better than most tourist haunts in Siracusa, but nothing to write home about. Service was indifferent and much too fast, which I can'...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is the type of restaurant you wish you could have at home and eat in often. Straightforward food of a very high quality served simply and at a very good price. The menu is all traditional Sicilian recipes and ingredients fresh from the daily...More

Thank entrada
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Simple, generous fare. The octopus dish I had was great and my partner had a very generous portion of antipasti. There was perhaps an over-reliance on the microwave - so the antipasti got microwaved (including the olives...)

Thank Siriolhj
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A little hole in the wall on Via Cavour. Friendly staff, great local wine and food. I suggest the Sicilian appetizers and the spaghetti with cream and almonds. It is advisable to make reservations as it gets quite crowded.

Thank NYTim
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cavour 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 340 060 2428
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