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Il Girasole

Via Merce' 63, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 368 396 3261
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (12 reviews)
“antipasti” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Merce' 63, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

A local place that serves good starters. We really enjoyed the small nibles, specially with the most amazing olive oil we had tasted to date. The pasta and the lamb cutlets were really excellent. The only let down was the slow service as there was...More

Thank JetSky88
Reviewed February 27, 2018

The place is a bit off a main street, and it is full of local people. The décor is simple, and the overworked server still managed to be polite, friendly and smiling. An antipasto of a variety of Sicilian cheeses was delightful, and almost was...More

Thank Howard F
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

True Sicilian dishes , full of locals , awesome food. We tasted the fresh pasta and the meat dishes. Very very good relation quality-price. Would definitely come back. Very recommendable.

Thank Joana G
Reviewed September 16, 2017

We spent a week in Modica 3 years ago and tried a lot of higher-rated restaurants but we loved this the best for its friendly family-run home cooking. We returned this year and it has kept up the excellent standard of good value, delicious food...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at Il Girasole while on holidays in Sicily by recommendation from the owner of the agriturismo we were staying at near Modica. We booked by email and they were very quick at responding. When we arrived there were only locals at the...More

Thank Silvia M
Reviewed March 26, 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 Carolyn R
Reviewed October 2, 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 August 24, 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 June 29, 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

Reviewed June 28, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$26
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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