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Locanda del Colonnello

Vico Biscari, 6, 97010 Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 752423
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Ranked #16 of 134 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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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The food was amazing The menu was short (which I like) and interesting. We were made to feel very welcome. We loved it!

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Pozzallo, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

In Modica alta is this wonderful restaurant. The personnel are really nice and the food and wine are so tasty. I was there at a Sat lunch, am very happy that I found this place.

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