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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pasta Alla Norma is top-notch!

We arrived in Noto in a late January day when the streets were nearly deserted. No tourists were at sight. We were looking for a decent place to crash for lunch. We ended up in this family-owned and run ristorante. My son loved spaghetti with fresh tomatoe sauce. I had beef with green pepper sauce... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mustafa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Noto in a late January day when the streets were nearly deserted. No tourists were at sight. We were looking for a decent place to crash for lunch. We ended up in this family-owned and run ristorante. My son loved spaghetti with fresh tomatoe sauce. I had beef with green pepper sauce, and my wife ordered a... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is probably the best restaurant in Noto. Prices are very low and the quality of the food and service is excellent. We finished eating here every night. Every dish is great, but recommend going with fish over the meat dishes. The owner is always present attending the tables.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I spent a month in Noto and only discovered this place on my last night! It's so sad, but probably good for my waist line! The food was wonderful, especially the antipasta. I couldn't rave more about the wonderful dishes that came streaming out prepared perfectly. The food was simple, but beautiful and celebrates the region's vast produce and fish.... More 

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The food in this restaurant was great. We were a bit early, but the owner was kind enough to open up early. The atmosphere was great and the food was really great and cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Definitely not to be missed. A true Italian experience, more locals than foreigners and excellent food ! We were 5 girls and were lucky to find a table at the last minute, but saw many many people arrive and leave as the restaurant was full. You should definitely book before. Try the Fino fino pasta, excellent. And very good canollo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic pasta, gluten free with gorgeous sauce, had prawns and oranges for starters, nice and subtle, husband had fried cheese quite substantial with pasta to follow and absolutely beautiful wine from the region for €54. Bargain. With personal attention from owner. Would gladly dine here again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited for a family lunch. Menu offers lots of choice and everything we ordered was lovely. It's as good as all the other reviews say. Does get a little warm inside.

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Holt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by our hosts in Noto and we weren't disappointed. Very central location and welcoming staff. The food was excellent and very fresh. Good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant at 8.30 pm without a reservation and they asked us to return 45 minutes later since the place was packed. We asked for gluten free options and they confirmed that they can provide a GF meal so we returned later and were very happy that we did so. The food was perfect, GF pasta was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We hadn't booked a table for 2 and did feel like we should have done following the look of disdain offered by the waitress even though there were tables available and we were shown to our table in the very rear 'covered' outside area which was absolutely acceptable to us. What wasn't acceptable was the length of time between ordering... 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, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?