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Via Gemellaro 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 69701
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Okemos, MI
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw a sign that said they had been around since 1948. It was not my first choice that night but it was getting late and they had room. The mussel soup and mixed seafood were not a bad choice. The place was packed and waiters did a good job to keep up.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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254 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have said, the service can be a little desultory if, like us two, you are not ordering the top end meals and wines. The food was delicious and well presented and we ate in the garden area so it was a very pleasant atmosphere. We weren't rushed but just felt that for the price paid we expected more... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My partner and I came here after reading a review in the Lonely Planet guide. From the start we were simply not made to feel particularly welcome - certainly not as much as in other places we visited while staying on Ortygia. The atmosphere was cold and not particularly friendly, the waiter who took our order seemed to dismiss us... More 

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San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were taken here by local friends who know the owner. I am quite sure we would not have been able to order the food that we had, because it may not have been on the menu. However, it was terrific. The seafood antipasto was fabulous. A platter of calamari, octopus, eggplant, and other items that were prepared to perfection.... More 

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Thank Randall B
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

As some have mentioned, this is a very large restaurant with too bright lighting. We initially tried to go to the restaurant to the left, which seemed to us to be the mains restaurant versus the pizza restaurant to the right, both named Archimedes. Once we had been shepherded into the too brightly lit, empty room -- granted we were... More 

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San Jose, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Down a narrow alley off the main restaurant drag is Archimede. Its a spacious facility capable of handling big parties. FOOD: Pizza seems to be the strength as it was on a lot of tables. We ordered fresh octopus carpaccio, seafood grill and pasta as were pizza'd out by the end of our trip. The flavors were subtle, food hot,... More 

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dundee
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had a great time here, the portions were huge and the food was really delicious! They had a large menu to choose from.

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Thank eoika
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had Antipasti taken from the buffet - those were very good. Then we had a plate of grilled fish and mixed salad - both were the worst dishes we had during 4 weeks in sicily. Moreover we think the increadiens had poor quality abd the price was to high. Definitely not recommended for fish. Maybe the pizza is ok.

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Thank Fab F
Winchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We have loved the food and the friendly and helpful people that make this island such a pleasure to visit. All the more upsetting then to have just experienced the rudest service that I have ever come across just about anywhere in the World. The head waiter told us that they did not have house wine, refused to recommend anything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Never come to this place! We came here on 2nd September 2016 with the family. The service was awful and the food worse. My daughter had to vomit as the taste of the food was terrible. Waiters were terrible! We cannot understand why people rate it highly!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gemellaro 8, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 69701

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