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Spizzica al Vecchio Lavatoio

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Via Maniace 8 | Ortigia, entrance waterfront Alpheus, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 463637
09:00 - 00:00
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Bucharest, Romania
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife stopped here by chance and a were hungry we ordered some pasta (ravioli and Siracusana) and it was magnificent. We had a good beer and they offered us some desert on the us. 5/5 experience!

Thank AlexPopescu
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great location however the dining room was awful. Cold. Tired and a bit smelly from the water downstairs. Food was disappointing. Seafood over cooked. Main meal was served while we were still eating our starter. Some of our group were still wearing their coats as it really was unpleasantly cold. Disappointing.

Thank Lee1966Preston
Champaign, Illinois
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381 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were here in Siracusa for a day trip and after having walked around and saw all the sights we decided to eat here due to it's prime sea side location near the Arethusa Fountain. True it is most definitely a tourist trap. But i feel this is one place where speaking Italian helps you out greatly. We got better... More 

Thank mooresy2
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice view, but it's unbelievable, it's the most tasteLESS Pizza in the world, no matter which one you choose! Even with bresaola, a very tasty Italian ham it taste likes nothing!?!? Its Reallöhne unbelievable... pasta was ok, not more. Drinks are expensive. Choose another restaurant, If you wanna have something with any taste!

Thank Dee N
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Food was ok just, bit over cooked, but sauce tasty. At least the broccoli was fresh, tables rammed together, bit cafetière style. Wine expensive. Just paying for the fact that you can see the sunset & it overlooks the water. No atmosphere, wouldnt go back

Thank helenMHerts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Horrid on all counts. Ambience. Food. Tired furniture. This place only makes any money as it over looks the water. It's horrible. Avoid at all costs.

1 Thank Frances F
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Called in for a pizza on our way back to the hotel. Service was indifferent. Lukewarm prosecco, good Caprese salad but very indifferent pizza. I would go so far as saying the base was only just cooked. To be fair, they were very busy with a local wedding but that is really no excuse. You can do better!!! Hopefully???

Thank Julie B
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped here for a pizza since they looked good from a distance. The view is nice, but the staff is clueless when it comes to service and competence. We ordered a bottle of wine which was ok but over priced, as we waited for our antipasto. When we asked where it was he repeated back our orders for pizza but... More 

Thank thelangernj
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We sat four ,my husband and I and both of our daughters. The waiter and waitress were very nice. We orderd our food and it took about half hour , so the waiter brought us a small pizza on the house ,we thanked him .for the food to arrive it took another 15 minutes, the dishes that came out were... More 

Thank vidaleli1963
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Eat here because you can either sit outside and have a beautiful view of the sea or you can sit inside on a glass floor above an original lavatoio! You can go downstairs to visit the cistern after you eat. For us, this was worth eating lunch here with our two year old. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Maniace 8 | Ortigia, entrance waterfront Alpheus, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 463637

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