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

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Rating summary
  • 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
KazzieS62
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Westerham, United Kingdom
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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Food, history, family, frendship. Whatever the reviews say they are insufficient. Our best Sicilian lunch to date. The antipasto share plate, the anchovies, the baled pistachio pesto pasta were perfect and he wines (of the house) were delightful. Miss this at your peril. Right on the flower street - it must be fascinating in May.

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Cork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This was a fantastic restaurant with a lovely location, with very good food, service and propably the best wine I have ever tasted: Arà Eloro Nero D'Avola . Highly recommended!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for it's location and quiet spot. It was our last night in Sicily. Deeply disappointed with the food. We had two starter's bruschetta's which was so hard we couldn't eat it and Sicilian potato salad which consisted of potatoes olive oil and some herbs. I had a meat dish which I think was beef just a... More 

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Thank 243624
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank stefano g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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Thank KazzieS62
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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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

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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