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Trattoria Fontana d'Ercole

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vico salonia 30 angolo piazza XVI maggio, Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Mink83
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around Noto and spoke to a bunch of people who recommended this restaurant.. The food was not great.. Service was worse.. They basically forgot about us.. Won't let it ruin our amazing food vacation.. Don't order the fish

Thank shky69
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant hidden away just off the main road offers fantastic Sicilian cuisine. The owner offers daily specialities which are worth trying!

Thank edopir
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place based off the Masseria Della Volpe receptionist's recommendation. This woman was not wrong to direct us here! This restaurant is so quaint and the food is so good! Their fish is incredible, and the owner comes to every table and makes himself known. It's very formally run as a family business and you can see... More 

Thank Stepharab
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved by locals throughout the year, this little restaurant is tucked in beside the Teatro. Great fish delivered fresh to the restaurant - booking is advised because it is difficult to get a table as it it so very popular with locals. I would recommend the fino fino Spaghetti vongole with pistachio sauce - the fried mixed seafood for antipasto... More 

Thank Linda Caffolla
Brussels, Belgium
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We ask a local for his advice, and here we came. A warm welcome, including for our young kid, and great food. We just followed the owner's suggestions.

Thank MoscouT
Livigno, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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172 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

With the exception of the owner who is really nice and welcoming the place is truly average. The girls waiting are distracted and extremely slow the food is barely ok with some exceptions with the dessert really nice. It was not truly convincing for us.

Thank Emanuele V
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this trattoria didn't live up to expectations. We made a reservation for 9pm but waited over 50 minutes for our table (it would have been over an hour but we met some lovely Italians who offered us their table as they saw we were making no progress with the waitress as non-Italian speakers). Once seated, the owner (a lovely... More 

Thank gilds282
Copenhagen, Denmark
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We managed to get a space in this popular place. We enjoyed superb pasta followed by an excellent fish with mediterranean vegetables. The owner is a charme who takes time to recommend you through the menu. it is easier if you bring along some Italian language skills.

Thank Stefan J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: vico salonia 30 angolo piazza XVI maggio, 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?