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Trattoria Fontana d'Ercole

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vico salonia 30 angolo piazza XVI maggio, Noto, Sicily, Italy
0931837772
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 42
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing, WOW!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Frangipani12
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Bratislava, Slovakia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had lunch there two times and enjoyed both times great food and superb hospitality (while eating with 4 quite noisy kids...). The menu offers even some possibilities for vegetarians (primi piatti only, but these can be supplemented with side offers like parmigiana etc). There is no possibility to sit outdoor, but there is another café with ice cream just... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Call ahead for a reservation. They have three seating areas but none large and this place is popular. The food was all very fresh, tasty, authentic. Prices were great. We had the alici marinate, polpetti di neonato, zuppa di cozze, mousse di ricotta and great pastas. Very good experience!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We did not have the reservation yet they managed to find a table for us in a very busy night. The owner who served our table was very sweet and though his English wasn't the best he really tried to explain everything in the menu. Service was really good and fast. The food was amazing and the white vine they... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A very relaxed trattoria, clearly very popular, with people waiting outside for a table. We were asked to return in 30 mins and sat in the outside area at the back, lovely on a warm evening. The food was worth returning for and we tucked into three dishes of fat and delicious strands of busiata (?) pasta with sarde (sardines,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you want good simple genuine Sicilian fresh seafood this is a place you must try out. It's not that easy to find as it is down a narrow side road off the main street. It is very simple inside nothing glamorous but the food is something else, quite outstanding and delicious and the fish is so fresh. They don't... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I advice everybody to have at least a meal here, I had dinner there 3 night and I can tell that all the 3 dinners were delicious. It s better reserve the table if not it s possible to stay in the line outside quite a lot.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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