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“An experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna Nicastro

Taverna Nicastro
Via Sant'Antonino 30, 97010 Modica, Sicily, Italy
0932945884
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Ranked #46 of 153 Restaurants in Modica
Price range: $29 - $37
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“An experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Restaurant located in Modica alta. The ambience is very poor, typical italian trattoria. The restaurant serves typical local specialities. Do not expect fine dining. We had an antipasti della casa which was great and as a starter we took un piatto di pasta with pork ragu which was divine, and as a main we had the mixed grill of meat. The prices are very affordable. We paid €5 for a litre of white wine which was good, and €50 in all for antipasti, starter, main course and desert including wine and water.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Having read the reviews of others we visited this restaurant. Admittedly it was February but the place was very chilly. The food was poor and not as we had hoped. My partner's pork kebab was meagre and my mixed grill was very greasy. Given that we had had a fabulous meal the night before at Cafe Matteotti on Corso Umberto for €18 ( inc 1/2 litre of wine) we felt that €40 was too much to pay for both the food and the ambiance.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A warm, wonderful traditional Sicilian experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We were treated very warmly here. My husband and I ordered two antipasti and one main dish to share between us, and they did not bat an eyelash, but rather were extremely helpful with us. The mixed meat dish is fantastic, especially the pork, and their antipasti del casa is a wonderful variety of tastes, though it's almost a meal in itself.

Visited November 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Reward for the climb up!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

A real scillian family trattoria great food great service frendly staff Local beer superb meat dishes excellent and no guilt as walk up and down gets rid of cals Had my 50 birthday meal here and two more, luckly it was open for Tutti santi mid day would warmly reccomend and will try to return its one more reason to learn italian "abbiamo mangato bene qui , stiamo pieno come uovo ,5***

Visited November 2012
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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We ate at an outside table and enjoyed a lovely meal. It was delicious and very good value. The cuisine is quite meaty and rustic. My husband had rabbit and I had a mixed grill. Portions were huge! I would recommend sharing the antipasti - as it was big enough to be a main course. The waiter was charming and provided very good service. We really enjoyed it - a lovely restaurant in a charming setting.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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