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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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sardines” (4 reviews)
“antipasti” (7 reviews)
“small museum” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
Via Nicolaci | Palazzo Modica Di San Giovanni, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Karenanni
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...More

Thank travchef
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
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Michael H
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
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...More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 13 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
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...More

Thank ABarrett_12
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...More

1  Thank Semperpronto
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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