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Trattoria Fontana d'Ercole

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Italian, Mexican, Chowder
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vico salonia 30 angolo piazza XVI maggio, Noto, Sicily, Italy
0931837772
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best pasta of my life

Here a taste the best pasta of my life (pesto de pistachio with vongole and shrimp)! The restaurant was real busy, due to the festival in the city (Inflorata), for that reason we don't have the best service... But it's a really good food... One of the best of Sicilia

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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State of Rio de Janeiro
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We read how wonderful this restaurant was, stopped by the restaurant about an hour before it opened and made a reservation. I wanted to make sure I understood the time of our reservation so I pointed to 9:00 pm on my watch and the lady wrote down 9:00 on her reservation sheet, along with my last name. We arrived back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Here a taste the best pasta of my life (pesto de pistachio with vongole and shrimp)! The restaurant was real busy, due to the festival in the city (Inflorata), for that reason we don't have the best service... But it's a really good food... One of the best of Sicilia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Pure luck to have seen a big wrap for here from another restaurant review (in Ortigia) and to have been in Noto at lunch time. Not planned but as is often the case that's when you get the best surprises. Nice little place just off the main street so you need to look for it. Very friendly welcome and good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a family run restaurant where he is in charge of the room and she cooks. It is always packed mostly with locals and you'll be lucky to get a table if you don't book ahead. The menu is simple and delicious. The pastas are a speciality, all home made and the choice is mouth watering. The seafood risotto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The best meals we had in Sicily. This trattoria was recommended by our hosts and didn't disappoint. It is up some steps and tucked away by the side of the theatre. It was very busy both nights, mainly locals and a few tourists, so wise to book ahead. We sampled seafood pasta, various antipasti and a magnificent steak with fried... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the locals of Noto and I was glad to have taken up their suggestion. We wanted to be sure to get a table so we walked into the restaurant at 6pm to book our table for later on, which was definitely a good idea as the venue is extremely popular among the locals... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

This is the best food and restaurant we have eaten in on our 2 week trip in Sicily. The food was amazing, the service excellent. Everything was cooked with love and passion. We ordered an antipasti, 2 pastas, 2 sides, water and the bill was discounted to €30 we were also offered 4 small dishes to try as well free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

But we asked for a good restaurant to a local guy in a church and we went there for lunch. Amazing quality and we were welcomed very well. After many months I still have a good souvenir of the food we ate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

End of September my husband and I visited this restaurant. As we came on Sunday evening about 9 o'clock it was fully booked und Christina the waitress didn't gave us any chance to get dinner. Suddenly the chef of Trattoria changed her mind and we've got a reservation 1 hour later. And it was worth to wait,delicious food and wine... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was the best meal we had during our holidays in Sicily. I tried the pece spada, which was fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: vico salonia 30 angolo piazza XVI maggio, Noto, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Noto
  • Phone Number: 0931837772

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?