Evolution of the kitchen of the territory
The Don Camillo Restaurant was founded in 1985 by Camillo and Giovanni Guarneri as a small family-run restaurant. Its continuous evolution has led it to be one of the most appreciated and consistent Sicilian restaurants of quality. Located in Via delle Maestranze, one of the most beautiful streets of Ortigia, the historical center of Syracuse; the room are derived from the remains of a religious building which collapsed in the earthquake of 1693. The wonderful Catalan arches are an added value to the reception of the restaurant. The cuisine which has always been led by Giovanni Guarneri, looks ahead but remains closely tied to the territory and to the traditions of Sicilianity.
The highly professional staff strives to ensure a serious, attentive and consistant service, like the quality of the restaurant, a landmark among the restaurants in Syracuse and Sicily.
Our Wine Cellar
Nestled between the Catalane arches of the historical restaurant of Ortigia, Don Camillo's cellar is certainly one of the strong points of the restaurant, with about 1000 regional, national and international labels and the qualified staff , featuring three AIS professional sommeliers and a second level Ais sommelier.
The winery and service management is handled by Sommelier Enzo Amoruso, assisted by Maitre Sommelier Roberto Giudice and by Chef Sommelier Giovanni Guarneri.
The wine list does not only have famous wines, but it also does research on small realities that use native varieties from the various regions and has an eye for Biodynamic wines.
The Don Camillo wine list of 2006 at MiWine in Milan was awarded a prize for the second best ever Fipe wine list in Italy.