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Cantina Modica

$$ - $$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via Nicolaci | Palazzo Modica Di San Giovanni, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 530 7937
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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is beautifully situated,great environment ,delicious food and great service Well worth it for something special.

Thank Karenanni
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743 reviews
565 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do walk up the short hill on via Nicolaci for this excellent restaurant and small museum. They have indoor and outdoor seating where the chair legs are adjusted to accommodate the slope. The interior is cool and enticing. We had two pasta dishes, one with tomatoes, basil and pine nuts, the other with eggplant and ricotta. Both were very tasty,... More 

Thank travchef
Barga, Italy
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397 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good tasty food, drinks a bit more pricey than usual, characteristic setting inside a cantina looking at the famous balconies

Thank pietro b
Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

What can we say. The antipasti was terrific, the mains were excellent as was the wine. The service, the atmosphere and the value were all great. This is what all Sicilian restaurants should aspire to. If you are visiting Noto make sure you eat here you won't regret it.

Thank Michael H
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Very good food and amazing wine. Just in front of the Palazzo Nicolaci. The waiter was super nice and helpful. I loved the old pictures and in general the restaurant is very nice! A terrace could be nice.

Thank Walleska P
Oakham, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I ate lunch here whilst staying in Noto. Everything about this restaurant is excellent. One can eat either inside or outside. We chose a huge antipasto dish to share followed by sardines to share as we were nearly bursting from the delicious starter. We will definitely eat here again. It stays open at lunchtime until 3pm which... More 

Thank Margaret G
Milan, Italy
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

order the starter plate and their wine, its really good. we tried the tasting plate with combination of starters and it was fantastic! Also the rose wine from their cantina was delicious. the main courses were abundant. Good place for vegetarians! Lots of options.

Thank Mink83
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We ate here twice during our 2 week stay in a property just outside Noto. Eating at tables outside on the lovely street with the beautiful balconies of the Palazzo Nicolaci to look at was very special. The service is friendly and although the menu is small there is adequate choice and also some special dishes that vary are in... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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250 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Food, history, family, frendship. Whatever the reviews say they are insufficient. Our best Sicilian lunch to date. The antipasto share plate, the anchovies, the baled pistachio pesto pasta were perfect and he wines (of the house) were delightful. Miss this at your peril. Right on the flower street - it must be fascinating in May.

1 Thank Semperpronto
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This was a fantastic restaurant with a lovely location, with very good food, service and propably the best wine I have ever tasted: Arà Eloro Nero D'Avola . Highly recommended!

1 Thank Kornelia-Bul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nicolaci | Palazzo Modica Di San Giovanni, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Noto
  • Phone Number: +39 340 530 7937

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