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Trattoria Fontana d'Ercole

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vico salonia 30 angolo piazza XVI maggio, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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44 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we had an early dinner; party of 6, including 2 kids (aged 2 and 3). there were no high chairs or cushions or even a couple of spare tablecloths to help the kids reach the table. The staff were not very helpful or aware of what was on the menu (to properly describe it and inform on allergens etc). The... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were sent to this place by the very competent lady of Modica tourist office. It was Sunday, loud and very busy, however the staff, which probably consist of family members were attentive, quick and friendly. The food was delicious - excellent home cooking at very reasonable prices. A real Sicilian family trattoria.

Thank EleganTrips
Barcelona, Spain
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, great ambiance and spectacular service. The owner itself take your order and also recommend you the most amazing dishes. If you don't have a reservation (and are not starving) they can write your name down for later and you can wait in the cafe next door which is own by themselves so they come looking for you when... More 

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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy and cheerful restaurant, it serves nice Sicilian specialities, it is not very expensive and the food is nice.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this trattoria upon recommendation from our host. First the positive: the food was good, but the second dish likely warmed up in the microwave (extremely hot, all throughout, but taste was ok). The service was terrible: had to wait for almost an hour for our main dish, had to ask for water glasses and for a replacement... More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice experience! Portions are good, food is nice although the risotto di mare could have a more deep taste. Zuppa di cocce is absolutely a must and the pasta with pistacchio is super super nice, very different and worth to try!!

Thank Salomé S
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at a reasonable price. Try the mixed sharing starter which feeds four well. It's hard to get really good pasta, even in Italy, but this little trattoria serves it up. Simple flavours, well combined. Seafood spaghetti comes with a good stock and enough seafood to enjoy but not over power you. The Cavatelli Rustica has pork and aubergine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by our Hotel. We asked for a table, outside by the Theatre, one evening at 19.30 and, despite the fact that no tables were occupied, were told that it was fully booked. We tried again the next evening, and were given the same story so we asked to book a table for the following evening.... More 

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Been here for lunch, June 2016. It is a small place right beside the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele. I ordered cavatelli con salsiccia and it was very tasty. But the best part was the dessert: mousse di ricotta con pistacchio e cioccolato. Delicious! Prices are OK. Highly recommended.

Thank BrazilBackpack
Milan, Italy
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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

went there for dinner, had reservation. Service is excruciatingly slow and food is below average. we ordered the pasta with sardines which was recommended by the waiter and a side dish of grilled vegetables. the pasta was overcooked and the sauce seemed over cooked to a tasteless mush. the grilled vegetables which arrived 40 mins after we finished our main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: vico salonia 30 angolo piazza XVI maggio, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Noto
  • Phone Number: 0931837772

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?