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“A hit then a miss” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Contea

La Contea
Via Grimaldi, 15, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #23 of 134 Restaurants in Modica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A hit then a miss”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We ate here twice during our stay, both times in the evening.

I love the setting, tucked away in an alley with the table area growing larger and larger according to the size of the custom.

Our first night, everything was great.. the wine, pizza and salads were amazing, with my first experience of what fresh prawns can taste like. More importantly the service was excellent and we left very full and happy.

Our second night was the opposite.. pizza was disappointing and the service awful. We had to ask for everything that we got without thinking on the previous visit. The 1/2 litre house red this night was served cold and we had to chase for olive oil etc. We ending up not staying for the lemonchello's that we loved and instead went around the corner to another cafe for coffee and liquor's.

I'd like to think the last visit was "just one of those nights"... as they did have a very busy group having a party there... but the disappointment from that night loses them a star.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A short way down an alley and into pizza heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Like Robert Goulet and MarcM50 the food was wonderful, the service extremely professional yet friendly and the wine choice perfectly suited to the meal.

My favourites being Quatro Formage (4-cheeses) I missed the Fiorencino but that was suitably replaced with what seemed to be the same but with no egg :)

Get in before around 8:30 pm local time or the locals that pack it out (that's how good the place is) will beat you too it even though the restaurant makes use of the spacious dining are and the roadside and the alley.

A meal for 4 with beer, wine, water, pizza, coffee and a suit for around 60 euros - Wow!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We are here during our trip last week and were impressed with the pizza (ala norma and pistachio with mortadella and bufalo mozz were aaweesommeee). Reasonable prices too. If we had been in modica for longer I think we would have eaten there again. As other said the service wasnt super attentive but that didnt bother us.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Tasty good value pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

We ate here during our two night stay in Modica. Located down a narrow side street it was a good spot to people watch and dine alfresco. The food was tasty and plentiful. The service was adequate and as most of the touristy restaurants we visited in Sicily, a little slow and not very attentive. Not too much of a problem as we weren't in a hurry.

I'd recommend this place for good pizza and atmosphere.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Cheap and cheerful, superb pizzas on the street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Nice and basic - very 'real'. Cheap and plentiful and superb for families. No need to book as the restaurant seems to spread out as far as it needs ont o adjoing streets based on how many people turn up

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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