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Cantina Modica

Via Nicolaci | Palazzo Modica, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 530 7937
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Ranked #44 of 103 restaurants in Noto
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We got exactly what we wanted. We were looking for a light lunch and they suggested the tasting starter for 2 people at 15 Euros - delicious, with a glass or two of their own wine, A cantina is a winery so they only sell their own wines. It was OK, nothing special, good plonk. There are photos of the... More

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Vaasa, Finland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We asked for menu for lunch, the waiter said they had no menu, instead he suggested a big plate of antipasto for 2. This was indeed a big portion for 2, but it was cold, not tasty at all with cous cous tasting even old. We ate somethingof that food unwillingly, paid their bill and left unhappy. We would naturally... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Just back from a week long trip with family to Sicily. Traveled all around the island. Happened to go to this place by chance and it was my best meal in Sicily. Limited choice but very delicious and authentic. Grilled vegetable antipasti plus Sardines for main course. Would definitely go back and highly recommend it. Not sure why not everyone... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We wished we hadn't eaten here - it felt like a tourist trap and the menu was incredibly limited and the food poor. I had a potato salad that tasted old and veal that was tough. Beautiful location, but really I wouldn't recommend it for a meal.

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Devizes
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had a very good experience here. All we had to eat was a mixture of typical Sicilian antipasti, which were all delicious. Service was excellent and we sampled some excellent wine from the Modica family winery. We even met the charming owner Allesandro and we were treated to a visit to the fascinating museum.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

In a wonderful location, this great little place has a limited menu but everything we had (we ate there twice) was brilliant. The carpaccio of swordfish and tuna was fantastic, service was good and prices reasonable for the quality. As an extra bonus we were given tickets to the museum upstairs (a small private collection relating to Noto) a surprising... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We ate here the night before out friend's wedding. Limited menu with good antipasta and poor dessert. The female staff member was friendly and helpful. The wine waiter was dreadful Forgot our order twice. The location is stunning and the museum is interesting. My husband loved the motoguzzi.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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180 reviews 180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The best thing of the restaurant is the street where it' located, that is really charming. The internal part of the restaurant is nice ( there is also a small private museum, but we didn't visit it), but the food is not special at all. We ordered the mixed plate of appetisers and it was just so,so ( the cous-... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a strange complaint from a person who really likes to eat tomatoes, but when I ordered a tomato salad and grilled swordfish the waiter did not inform me that the fish was also served with the same thing! I had a least a half kilo of them between the two dishes. Perhaps, the staff is not so experienced... More

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful location but food was poor - gave me an upset stomach! Overpriced and arrogant attitude from staff. Would not recommend.

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