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Locanda del Colonnello

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Vico Biscari, 6, 97010 Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 752423
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining

This lovely restaurant is in Modica Alta so if you walk up you have burned your calories before you get to eat them!! It is truly worth the effort. Charming simple dining rooms. Waiters very pleasant helpful and competent. And the food. We just thought it was fabulous. Every course was excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
mcashen1
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Nenagh, Ireland
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  • Local cuisine
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Nenagh, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This lovely restaurant is in Modica Alta so if you walk up you have burned your calories before you get to eat them!! It is truly worth the effort. Charming simple dining rooms. Waiters very pleasant helpful and competent. And the food. We just thought it was fabulous. Every course was excellent. We enjoyed it so much we went back... More 

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place is amazing. Nominally a slow food place, it boasts a great wine list of local vineyards and a menu that delivers all the way through. For us, the star of the show was the pasta: simple, delicately flavoured and made with obvious skill and passion. This place stands its own against fine dining restaurants twice the price.

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Leeds
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I should start by saying that I speak decent Italian, more than enough to get by in a restaurant. We were recommended this place by people we met whist here on holiday so decided to give it a try. A quick look at the reviews here seemed to back this up. When we arrived, I asked, in Italian, if they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This restaurant is super convenient if you're staying at palazzo failla in the upper town. Lovely outdoor terrace which is classy but with friendly, informal service. Wonderful homemade foccaccia with tomato to start. They do wines by the carafe and have an impressive book of local wines and a broad list of wines from across Italy. Our cavatelli with carciofi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had three meals here during our stay in Modica, one lunch and two evenings. Each time the food was delicious and perfectly cooked. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the wines they suggested were superb. You might think that a white insolia or a red nero d'Avola are going to be much the same everywhere, but not so;... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Lunch time, made a reservation one day before, very good and helpful service. The food that we ate - delicous! For starters we tried: 1. Octopus with blanched chicory and lentils - yummy! 2. The artichokes with (if i am not mistaken) ricotta cream - good, but a little bit bland, i missed some "x" ingredient in there. For "primi"... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a highlight of our dining experiences during a two-week stay in Sicily. Highly recommend. Everything was delicious with the couscous being a standout dish. Good and reasonably priced wine list. Attentive staff. If in Modica, you must eat here. TIP: have an appertivo at the lovely wine bar just around the corner - Rappa Enoteca.

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Palermo, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I selected this restaurant to try based on the Slow Food Osteria d'italia guidebook. It was a hike up to the restaurant in Modica Alta for us from the centro storico but it was totally worth it. It turned out to be the best meal so far in Sicily. We had roasted artichokes with whipped sheep ricotta cheese that was... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had a fantastic three-course dinner and wish I could have eaten more as everything was just so delicious. I had a cous-cous salad with prawn, the red mullets and the cuttlefish with caponata. They were all very well presented and tasted great. The personnel was also lovely, waiters with character, smile and courtesy. I could not find any fault... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were here for NY'15 dinner. The food menu, wines and service were very good. Scabbard fish, artichoke ravioli and Amberjack with tomato sauce are my favourites of this dinner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico Biscari, 6, 97010 Modica, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Modica
  • Phone Number: +39 0932 752423

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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