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Via Nicolaci | Palazzo Modica Di San Giovanni, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
+39 3405307937
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Everything was lovely except for the Bruchetta, bread was to hard. The mixed starter was delicious, especially the courgette and aubergine. Some lovely Sicilian wines that were not overpriced. Very friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Westerham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

8th generation of winemakers...they opened this bistro where it is possible to get fresh local products and a few simple local delicacies...everything accompanied with a superb nero d'avola and finished off with probably the best Moscato i've ever tried. For me this place is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Eating on a beautiful side street of Noto under incredible baroque balconies was my favorite moment of a wonderful six-day trip through Sicily. This cantina also had the best, most attentive service of anywhere we ate.

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Everything was lovely except for the Bruchetta, bread was to hard. The mixed starter was delicious, especially the courgette and aubergine. Some lovely Sicilian wines that were not overpriced. Very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We ate here o 4 occasions throughout our holiday to Noto in Sicily. The food was fantastic. We had a sharing platter of antipasti which I think is their regional dish called Caponata which has aubergines, couscous, peppers, tomatoes etc which are slow cooked. Bruschetta is also served with it. We had it for 2 people and it is nearly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

2 of us had the pistachio pesto pasta which was delicious1 we also had their tomato salad which was simple, fresh and tasty. food was reasonable but agree that the own beer was expensive and not that special. BTW- don't understand why this is classified as Mexican, when menu was mostly italian cuisine

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were in Noto for the Infiorata - the annual flower festival that attracts seemingly thousands of people and this cantina is on one of the streets that becomes a floral work of art. There is a museum above it - the family home of the owners - and we had the privilege of eating our lunch in one of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Stopped there for lunch. Great antipasti. Not cheap but quality was there. Nothing to complain except a beer at 11€. Local one and ok quality but that price is just tourists rubbery!

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caro ospite, i prezzi della birra artigianale di nostra produzione sono molto competitivi per la tipologia di prodotto offerto. birra... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Interesting experience and just what we wanted,light lunch, tasting their own wines,oil and local ingredients.Very helpful staff and attentive service. Finished lunch with a taster of their best wines.Super ambiance and location.

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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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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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  • Address: Via Nicolaci | Palazzo Modica Di San Giovanni, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Noto
  • Phone Number: +39 3405307937

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