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Via Nicolaci | Palazzo Modica Di San Giovanni, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
+39 3405307937
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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
Most recent review
Enjoyable wine bar, local ingredients

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
David C
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  • Late Night
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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Milan, Italy
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265 reviews 265 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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