Set on the top floor of Ortygia's highest-rated hotel, this restaurant features a dolce vita ambience, formal service, and big-windowed views that sweep from the outdoor terrace way, way across Syracuse's bay. There's something festive about this place: The fine food includes starters like smoked salmon with mint sauce; jumbo shrimp with citrus sauce; and an antipasti platter containing smoked turkey. Equally alluring are the main courses, such as risotto with monkfish and saffron. The cuisine is admirably authentic and satisfying, prepared with the freshest of ingredients.