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“Best food in Noto”

Trattoria Fontana d'Ercole
Ranked #9 of 177 Restaurants in Noto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
London
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best food in Noto”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was the best restaurant we visited in Sicily.
Extremely friendly serivce & the food was exceptional. We had steak with balsamic sauce.
There is good atmosphere. Booking essential.

  • Visited September 2013
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Switzerland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian food with great family-style service”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

A native of Noto suggested we have lunch here as a great place to not be amongst a bunch of tourists and to eat real good food. He was right! The restaurant is in the center of town and the owner and his wife were charming from the start. When I told them I needed to eat gluten free and asked if they had gluten free pasta, they explained that they had run out of it. Ten minutes later, their son (I think) came running in with gluten free pasta! The tomato, eggplant and parmesan appetizer was mouth-watering and my gluten free pasta with mint and shellfish was outstanding. So was the mascarpone dessert. The prices were real reasonable and the portions generous. We had a great experience. Our daughter was with us (2 years old) and they were very children-friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank CuriousBee96
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France
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A must when visiting Noto”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Fantastic atmosphere and service in this family run restaurant and delicious home cooked food .Antipasti of the house and fritto misto not to be missed .All our pasta dishes were fresh and inventive and the meat and fish for mains without fault .Portions are generous , service good and atmosphere typically Sicilian i.e lively and friendly .It is best to reserve as this restaurant not large and always full .

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Nicola F
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Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The food was very good. Fresh pasta, typical Sicilian products. Fino fino al pistacchio was great and the second course I had (meat with porcini) was very tasty. My husband had ravioli with ricotta, meat and typical sausage in tomato sauce... Was also very very nice. His second course was quite dry, but also tasty (the first dish on the 2nd course part of the menu). Italians also like the place. If you want to go there you definitely have to make reservations!

Visited September 2013
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Thank A P
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Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“You can see a good day from the morning!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wanted to have dinner here and arrived at 20.30, we entered the main room and we asked to a waiter for a table for two. One lady , guess the owner or the manager , it really doesn' t matter, look at us and without even saying "Buonasera" or "come posso aiutarvi (how can I help you)" just told us : come back at 21,30 or 22,00 , fully booked. Not a phrase like ....I am sorry....or whatever....well ....in my opinion you may also have the best food in the whole world but there is something you won't never buy.....class and courtesy.... We went out and will never come back !

Visited September 2013
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