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Cantina Modica

Via Nicolaci | Palazzo Modica Di San Giovanni, 96017, Noto, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 530 7937
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“sardines” (5 reviews)
“mixed plate” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Nicolaci | Palazzo Modica Di San Giovanni, 96017, Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We had a very good experience here. All we had to eat was a mixture of typical Sicilian antipasti, which were all delicious. Service was excellent and we sampled some excellent wine from the Modica family winery. We even met the charming owner Allesandro and...More

Thank DanDare_SN10
Reviewed 2 October 2013

In a wonderful location, this great little place has a limited menu but everything we had (we ate there twice) was brilliant. The carpaccio of swordfish and tuna was fantastic, service was good and prices reasonable for the quality. As an extra bonus we were...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We ate here the night before out friend's wedding. Limited menu with good antipasta and poor dessert. The female staff member was friendly and helpful. The wine waiter was dreadful Forgot our order twice. The location is stunning and the museum is interesting. My husband...More

Thank mary w
Reviewed 24 September 2013

The best thing of the restaurant is the street where it' located, that is really charming. The internal part of the restaurant is nice ( there is also a small private museum, but we didn't visit it), but the food is not special at all....More

Thank ViajGPZ
Reviewed 17 September 2013

This is a strange complaint from a person who really likes to eat tomatoes, but when I ordered a tomato salad and grilled swordfish the waiter did not inform me that the fish was also served with the same thing! I had a least a...More

Thank yoguru
Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

Beautiful location but food was poor - gave me an upset stomach! Overpriced and arrogant attitude from staff. Would not recommend.

1  Thank Paul V
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Cantina Modica is a very nice place in the historic building, where the winery started by Modica family. It's a beautiful setting , with very nice friendly service and local specialties. Menu is quiet short and simple and do not exist as printed version (I...More

Thank Liudmila P
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Modica is a winery with a kitchen, as they tell you up front, so no full menu. However, the vegetable dishes were excellent and the seating outside in the street was so atmospheric. All the ingredients come from their own farm or "trusted local collaborators"....More

Thank JE_Nayland
Reviewed 21 October 2012

What mixed reviews. Yes the prices are more than elsewhere, but what a setting - with THE most beautiful baroque carved balconies illuminated just above your head on a quiet pedestrian street. Lovely wine. Smoked fish 15E - most places 10E. A huge plate of...More

2  Thank lavorsoise
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Modica familly ownes the place. Good service. 8th generation of the familly greets everyone. Family museum can be visited, nit touristic but nice restaurantbto viait and close to main roads.

Thank Kees V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
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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