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Il Girasole

Via Merce 63, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 368 396 3261
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagliatelle” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
“jerk sauce” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Merce 63, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

My sister and I enjoyed a leisurely dinner here on a Saturday night. We arrived right when they opened for dinner, but all 8 tables soon filled up with groups that looked like regulars. One server ably handled all of us with friendy efficiency. I...More

Thank caroleeena
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Had a great dinner here with my grandson and highly recommend. Everything was delicious and the wine list is amazing. I would love to go back here!

Thank johnstonstudios
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a lovely find. The food is good - not special - but good enough we went twice. The atmosphere is fantastic - really authentic and rustic, which kind if heightened how enjoyable the food was. The local wine served here is cheap but...More

Thank JoeyTaylor71
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Ordered the tagliatelle with pork sauce - it was just tomato sauce although waitress insisted it was with pork; perhaps they dipped in a pork bone! Furthermore, it was such a small amount of sauce the pasta was basically dry....the waitress brought me some extra...More

Thank 18cristiano
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This lunch was included in our Montelbano tour.The antipasti was a lovely selection of Sicilian specialities including arrancini. Then we had a nice pesto pasta dish. Followed by a pork stew plus salad and fresh vegetables. The portions are generous and we just squeezed a...More

Thank 908Christine
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Having seen previous good reviews we decided to eat here. Food was OK but nothing special and service was poor. Admittedly we were the first customers to arrive but the young woman waitress was hardly welcoming and disappeared for long periods of time leaving no-one...More

Thank ljh1503
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a small restaurant that is popular with locals. The location is not very far from the town centre but off the beaten track for tourists which can be a bonus, depending upon your viewpoint. It is simply furnished. The menu is not large...More

Thank PhilipandSue
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This restaurant is not downtown and thus it has less tourists there. The staff speaks hardly any english yet they are helpful and attentive. The food was with very fresh and high quality ingredients. No special complicated recipes - just plain sicillian food.

Thank Boko R
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Il Girasole is a wonderful, casual eatery that specialises in traditional Sicilian food with a home-cooked vibe. Our pasta dishes (ricotta ravioli with pork sauce, and sausage and mushroom pasta) were particularly outstanding. The prices were very reasonable also; two pasta dishes, two mains, a...More

1  Thank AdelaideJessica
Reviewed 1 March 2016

10minutes by walk from Corso UMberto, this trattoria is frequented by regulars. Waitress knew the customers. Place was fullup in 30minutes but tables are spaced out. Good value and menu

Thank Zarb2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 23 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Merce 63, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Modica
  • Phone Number: +39 368 396 3261
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