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Trattoria Sale e Pepe

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Via Ovidio 9 | Di Fronte Stadio Vincenzo Barone, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 903512
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looked up this place on Tripadvisor when were in Modica, called the guy up and reserved a table. I do not regret my choice. The restaurant is not in a nice touristic area, this makes it better for traditional food. The restaurant owner made our visit so welcoming. He came over to explain the menu and specialties of the day.... More 

Thank Ludwig M
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed by the friendly daughter of the house, in a big room with an overbearing TV. The food was simple but good, although the vegetables accompanying the grilled sardines were cold fried onions and aubergine - tasty but a bit odd to an English palate.

Thank Edward H
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in 2012 and enjoyed our meal there so much we returned again. The food was good and reasonably priced. The owner friendly and although he had as much English as I had Italian he was very helpful and enthusiastic.

Thank yetiyeti
Greater London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot understand the positive reviews of this place. The food was poor quality and overpriced. The owner basically tells you what you want to eat. We shared some fairly bland antipasti and then both had ricotta ravioli, which were overcooked and disintegrating on the plate. They were tasteless and the sauce was sparse. We decided not to risk a... More 

Thank 18cristiano
roberto p, Proprietario at Trattoria Sale e Pepe, responded to this review
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Dopo aver preso 27 recensioni positive ecco chi va fuori coro,bene come dico sempre che il signore in questione non... More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good, generous portions of antipasti and maiale (pork stew). Very good value for money and friendly owner who took care of us through the evening

Thank 908Christine
Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where is the GPS taking us? Those were my thoughts as we drove from the main tourist area in Modica to Trattoria Sale e Pepe The restaurant is in a working class area that services their Sicilian neighborhood. So what do you get for your efforts? An authentic family run Sicilian trattoria whose customers, that day, were all Sicilian families.... More 

Thank DesertTravellers23
Island of Malta, Malta
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The place is not in the city centre however the food is delicious, a traditional Modica cuisine which offers practically every thing. Would definitely visit again.

Thank cedrbal
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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150 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Actually this is roughly how it translates the placard outside the entrance and It goes on saying: ' Do come in, the best is inside! So true! A modest looking trattoria far from the main central area (but if you have a car it is very easy to reach). We had the selection of local antipasti and it was really... More 

Thank vanderluyden
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Had dinner & lunch the following day. Antipasti on first day were not only more than enough but also very good. Not the usual pastry stuff but genuine cucina casareccia. In particular the caponata & the parmigiana were extremely good. The next day, after an obligatory serving of caponata we had the grilled salsiccia with sedano: excellent. However, the best... More 

Thank travemalt
San Jose, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The restaurant is unassuming and off the beaten path, but we made the trip on the instance of the owner/manager of our hotel. It was well worth it. Roberto (owner/chef) was very welcoming of our family and patient with our very limited command of the Italian language. We had a large assortment of dishes, each of which he described for... More 

Thank dforzano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ovidio 9 | Di Fronte Stadio Vincenzo Barone, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Modica
  • Phone Number: +39 0932 903512
Trattoria situata ad un km dal centro,esteticamente lascia a desiderare ma il meglio lo riserva a chi entra la cultura del ricevimento il coccolare il cliente da sempre e stato per noi il punto di forza insieme alle specialita contadine del posto,i risultati ci danno ragione la strada da seguire indubbiamente e questa a voi il compito di scoprirci.

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