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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Truly excellent food, wine and service, and not expensive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Essex UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

For once, I disagree with others about a Sicilian restaurant. Maybe we had been spoiled, but this was not as special as other meals. We found it a little stodgy, and the cream with a squirt of red sauce for desert was a real let down. I do agree about the view, though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Locando is located in a quiet side street in Modica Alta and before you dine, take five minutes to enjoy the stunning views from the viewing point near to the restaurant. The service is excellent, the setting charming and best of all the menu is a delight, with Sicilian dishes and quality Sicilian wines. The flavours were subtly blended... More 

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Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A beautiful location, lovely food & charming service. We sat outside in the courtyard which was delightful but I'm sure the interior would be just as good. This is perfect if you want to try some local Sicilian recipes and don't want to to trudge up & down the steps to the town. Price represented good value for money and... More 

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Down a vincolo in Modica Alta, modern, swish and stylish. I ate on two successive evenings, the first occasion merited a return visit. Noteworthy was the excellent baccalà, moist, and succulent in a light batter, and heavenly, the ricotta gnocci, a perfectly presented plate, I wish I could emulate at home. On both occasions a table in the courtyard, smiling... More 

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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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