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Locanda del Colonnello

Vico Biscari, 6, 97010 Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 752423
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Ranked #17 of 137 Restaurants in Modica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Harrogate
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My title may seem a bit over the top, but the simple meal my husband and I had here was absolutely outstanding. The simplicity of my grilled white tuna (alalonga) served on a purée of snow peas, with warmed local cherry tomatoes and finely sliced onion was unforgettable. My husband said his black pork-belly was likewise delicious and the lavender... More

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DC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I know the Locanda gets great reviews, so maybe we hit it on an off-night. We were staying at the Palazzo Failla which owns the restaurant and were primed to like it -- but I found the arancini was like a large heavy baseball and the stuffed rabbit was dry, and the service was slow. It was still an enjoyable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant serves imaginative Sicilian food at a very reasonable price. All courses were excellent. Highlights were tempura zucchini flowers, rabbit stuffed with sausage and pistachios and crispy cigars with chocolate and ricotta cheese. Efficient and friendly service. Definitely worth the walk up the hill!

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Oxford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant, located at the top of Modica and just across the road from its Michellin starred sister restaurant, is an absolute gem. We returned this year and it did not disappoint. The menu is modern Sicilian using local ingredients but more imaginatively than lots of other restaurants in the area but without being overly expensive. The staff are very... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After a week in Sicily, we were looking for something a bit different for dinner but also didn't want to move our car from its precious spot in the heart of Modica Alta, so we decided to try Locanda del Colonnello rather than driving or eating at the more expensive La Gazza Ladra, which was also close by. As others... More

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Sausalito
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have been spending May in Sicily for the last 10 years, and this is one of our three favorite restaurants in this part of Sicily (the Baroque Valley). The dishes are Sicilian but with a lighter more "modern" touch. Also, on each of our visits we noticed young Japanese sous chefs working in the kitchen alongside the Sicilian chef,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We ate lunch and dinner at Locanda del Colonnello in April and enjoyed all of our food. The restaurant was pleasantly busy for both meals. The sausage with wild asparagus was wonderfully hearty and lively. Our companion's steak was delicious. The dishes weren't nouvelle cuisine nor rustic Sicilian food, but were expertly prepared traditional dishes with beautiful, seasonal ingredients. Will... More

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Yorkshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Although this restaurant is a bit pricier than the other trattorie in Modica, it is certainly worth a visit. The food is presented in a sublime way, coupled with a mouth watering flavour. I would recommend the pasta ai pomodorini infornati, pecorino e basilico (roasted cherry tomatoes, pecorino cheese and basil) and coniglio con salsiccia e pistacchio (rabbit with sausage... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We enjoyed great food prepared with the freshest ingredients. The staff offered polished and efficient service, and the bread was incredible! Overall good value

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Krakow, Poland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A very solid and creative spot in Modica. Short menu ensures freshness and a good taste. We have ordered calamarata, as well as "cavati" with sicilian pesto. Cavati were excellent, while the other pasta undercooked a bit (undercooked, NOT AL DENTE - I know what AL DENTE is), however the sauce was excellent. Desserts great, yet small. Overally a very... More

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