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Antico Caffe del Centro - CLOSED

Piazza Archimedes 22, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 465788
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible64%
25 Dec 2015
“Pleasant Cafe in a Prominent Square”
5 Oct 2015
“Nice for drinks by the fountain”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Fast food, European
$$ - $$$
Piazza Archimedes 22, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

Off-season, this cafe was not busy but is probably heaving with tourists in the summer. A refreshing mixed salad and coffee was enjoyed, along with the view of the large 20th C statue of Diana, a fountain complex complete with horses, dolphins and riders.

Thank Methymna
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Stopped here most evenings for an aperitif by the lovely fountain at Archimedes. Our waiter on the first two evenings was excellent but on our last night we were ripped off by the younger man with tattoos and an earring who charged us 30% more...More

Thank drjimmy51
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Went there for coffee because of its special location just next to La Fontana di Diana, a fountain with a statue dedicated to Artemis (Diana) that in a myth was born in the island of Ortega. Anyways a special spot. But the service was so...More

Thank LPL2014
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We were charged 15 Euros for 2 coffees and 2 pastries, about double what we paid anywhere else, poor food and service. This was our only bad experience in a one week trip to South East Sicily.

Thank Serafina73
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Appalling place. Avoid it unless you don't mind a little battle axe that rips you off. Loads of much better places nearby too.

Thank SirJohnNotweed
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Looked like an OK place for a quick snack and glass of beer. Until I got the bill and noticed I was charged 6 Euro for a small glass of beer. This was double the cost on the menu but the cashier insisted it was...More

Thank minnesounda
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Friends, visiting Syracuse, be ware of this caffe ! If you are a tourist and non-italian they charge you up to double price on the bill, which is never specified. I have tried this a few times and will never return again.

Thank RomanLeif
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Absolutely avoid. We should have walked out when we asked for a menu with prices and were told "Non ho". Lunch wasn't terrible, but we were charged €17 for two plates of pasta and a small bottle of water. The man behind the counter walked...More

Thank tebfunk
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Archimedes 22, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 465788
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