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“A great find” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Locanda del Colonnello

Locanda del Colonnello
Vico Biscari, 6, 97010 Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 752423
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Ranked #13 of 134 Restaurants in Modica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $39
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“A great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Tucked away in a small laneway, this is a lovely restaurant located in upper Modica.

The restaurant offers a modern take on Italian cuisine. It's not your traditional Italian cuisine but definitely worth visiting. An enjoyable meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Island of Malta, Malta
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15 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Not one's ordinary trattoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

For someone who is not familiar with the town of Modica, La Locanda del Colonnello is hard to find, in an alley off the main street near the Hotel Palazzo Failla in Modica Alta. Rest assured it's worth looking for. Under management of Accursio Craparo, a Michelin starred chef, this restaurant offers a different take on various dishes prepared with the freshest of local produce. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner and reservations are recommended.

During our last visit we opted for the 4 course menu which comes at the reasonable fixed price of EUR 35 per person. This is not a set menu as one is free to choose any of the antipasto, pasta, meat/fish, dessert dishes on offer. Each dish was beautifully presented with a taste to match. Staff are very friendly and service cannot be faulted.

During the past year we have had the opportunity to visit Modica on a number of occasions and probably we ended at the Locanda at least 7 or 8 times. We left extremely satisfied every time.

Visited September 2013
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Cincinnati
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Sicilian food in small starred restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This great restaurant may be hard to find down an alley off the street. But find it! It was recommended to us by locals and a guide. They knew what they were recommending. It's a small place with great service. I met the chef who emphasized that he's the cook-- meaning he is the one preparing the food and not just giving orders to others. Really a very pleasant personality. The soups as first courses were excellent. My ravioli and my wife's pasta were spectacular. This restaurant was filled with locals for lunch. Our only regret was we were moving on and could not return for dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Top Class Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Really inventive food, the broad bean puree with grilled octopus was outstanding. Great service from the chef and waiting staff. A beautifully designed restaurant, you can also eat in the courtyard.

Visited September 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“great restaurant, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Went here after good reviews on tripadvisor and after a tip from our B&B. Were lucky to get a table without reservation. The small courtyard with tables outside is beautiful. The food is simple, traditional food, fresh and seasonal, cooked in a refined way. The presentation of food and tables is really beautiful, the staff is attentive and discrete. Would go here again any time!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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