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Cantina Modica

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

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  • 54
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  • 34
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  • 28
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Infiorata from the balcony!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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18 restaurant reviews
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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15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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