Top Choice Modern Sicilian in Syracuse

Don Camillo

One of Ortygia's most elegant restaurants, Don Camillo specialises in sterling service and innovative Sicilian cuisine. Pique the appetite with mixed shellfish in a thick soup of Noto almonds, swoon over the swordfi…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Syracuse

Caseificio Borderi

No visit to Syracuse's market is complete without a stop at this colourful deli near Ortygia's far northern tip. Veteran sandwich-master Andrea Borderi stands out front with a table full of cheeses, olives, greens, …
Top Choice Vegan in Syracuse


If vegan fare usually makes you yawn, subvert your thinking at boho-chic Moon. A cast of mostly organic and biological ingredients beam in decadent, intriguing dishes that might see a tower of thinly sliced pears in…
Top Choice Italian in Syracuse

Bistrot Bella Vita

Owned by affable Lombard expat Norma and her Sicilian pastry-chef husband Salvo, this casually elegant cafe-restaurant is one of Ortygia's rising stars. Stop by for good coffee (soy milk available) and made-from-scr…
Cafe in Syracuse

Caffè Minerva

A popular, people-watching cafe serving a good range of Sicilian cakes and pastries, decent cups of tea and fortifying espressos.
Sicilian in Syracuse

La Gazza Ladra

Great food served in welcoming surroundings at honest prices: the recipe for success sounds simple but few manage it as well as this friendly, pocket-sized osteria. Run by a husband-and-wife team, it's a bright, lai…
Sicilian in Syracuse

Sicilia in Tavola

One of the longest established and most popular eateries on Via Cavour, this snug, simple trattoria has built its reputation on delicious homemade pasta and seafood. To savour both at once, tuck into the fettuccine …
Sicilian in Syracuse

Taberna Sveva

Away from the main tourist maelstrom, charming Taberna Sveva occupies a quiet corner of Ortygia. On warm summer evenings the outdoor terrace is the place to sit, with alfresco tables set out on a tranquil cobbled sq…
Trattoria in Syracuse

Trattoria la Foglia

An eccentric, Edwardian-like jumble of antique furniture, lacework and flowers, this is one Syracuse restaurant where the decor is as memorable as the food. Settle in for simple, honest, just-like-nonna-makes classi…
Sicilian in Syracuse

Osteria Da Mariano

Any restaurant that is full on a Monday night in February is doing something right. Old-timer waiters weave their way through snug, art-slung dining rooms, dishing out earthy country food to legions of boisterous di…