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Ristorante Porta Marina

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Via dei Candelai 35, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 22553
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Traditional but with a (big genius) twist. We tried parmigiana pesce spada e melanzane, gnocchi crema formaggio e pistacchio, gamberoni alla bandiera, mousse ricotta e fichi, pere vin brûlé , everything was really good!! (And 1/2 of the couple is from Syracuse :))

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Thank Cecilia P
Miami, Florida
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Our superb guide took us to this wonderful restaurant several days ago on a visit to Syracuse. Actually, it is situated in the old walled city of Ortigia, connected to Syracuse by a small bridge. The setting is in an old (more than 100 years) building, with high arches of old stone. There were about 8-9 tables. Of course, the... More 

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Thank Dale D
Charleston, West Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This quaint little restaurant is situated in an alley way type place but it is a must-experience. I had the filet and mussels. The filet was one of the best and the mussels were phenomenal as well. The waitstaff was very attentive. It is a neat little place to visit if you every get the chance to go there. Compliments... More 

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Thank Laura P
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The Ristorante Porta Marina is set in a lovely old building in a little side street of Ortigia. There is a vaulted stone ceiling which is beautiful to behold. Being there in the winter, we were the only customers. While not a problem for us, I wonder if it could be noisy if crowded, given all the hard surfaces. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

When you go back the next night to try things on the menu that you saw but couldn't get to, you know it's good and special. When that repeat visit is despite the numerous other stunning restaurants in Ortigia, you know it's amazing. This place just gets everything right.

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Thank john27rg
Stockholm, Sweden
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We were a party of four who followed a tip from the owner of a wine bar and ended up at this restaurant. Overall a very pleasant experience with really good and varied dishes. Best this week, so far!

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Thank JerkerB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I had the Entrecôte alla Siracusa (veal in tomato and garlic sauce) and it was DELICIOUS. Highly recommend.

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Thank Linda H
Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We celebrated my husbands mothers 60th birthday in Porta Marina with great success. The service was really good, atmosphere pleasant and the restaurants decoration simple but beautiful. And the food was excellent! A restaurant worth to visit if in Siracusa.

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Thank SihvoSan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The title of this review says it all. This was the best dining experience we had during our 4 day idyll in Syracusa.

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Thank otiswallaby
Virginia
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Porta Marina served up one of the most elegant dinners we have ever had. The chef specializes in serving trditional Sicilian dishes with imaginative variations. The service was impeccable, and the waiter patiently answered all our questions. I had a medley of eggplant, tomatoes, and other ingredients for a starter, and fillet of fish in sea urchin sauce for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dei Candelai 35, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 22553

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