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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous freshly prepared food, great prices.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Lizzielatham747
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Winslow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Winslow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Saint Julian's, Malta
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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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Bratislava, Slovakia
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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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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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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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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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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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