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Trattoria Al Buco

#15 of 144 Restaurants in Noto
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Giuseppe Zanardelli 1 | angolo corso vittori emanuele, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 573979
12:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 23:00
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Super tiny place, downstairs Noto's main road. Food is good, staff very nice: they do everything presto e bene! Don't miss it for a quick and tasty meal while visiting Noto!

Thank Gandolfa
Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended! The service is great and the food is delicious. All in all a terrific experience.

Thank Doina D
Kent, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Lunch on a hot July afternoon. Grabbed the only spare outside table in the shade. Service is friendly but slow. Non of the salads dressed and so €3 for a few lettuce leaves is a little rich. I had visions of rocket, Parmesan and olive oil not just lettuce. Lasagne average. Spaghetti ragu was good as was the one with... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We followed TripAdvisor reviews but we think it is only 3 out of 5. During our 1 week trip to Sicily this was our only disappointment. We sat out side on the beautiful street of Notto. We order 3 dished and all were just mediocre. Location is great, the food not so much.

Thank Glick2013
Indore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

As mentioned before we came to Italy as a school trip and on Saturday night came here to be with our friends only! No teachers no parents just us!! It has a good ambience and many restaurants near by so always we enjoyed our time here! In short you will never be bored here if you are with your buddies!!

Thank Varun P
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

On of the reasons to visit Sicily is to sit and eat in restaurants in locations like this. The starters, wine and service were very good, I was a little disappointed with the mains at best it was just mediocre pasta. Worth a visit for the location and atmosphere.

Thank Michael H
Bath, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The setting is lovely , in the street opposite the Church of St Francis. The food was disappointing. Not good tastes, in fact the spaghetti ragu sauce was sickly sweet! The house wine was terrible. Will not come again.

Thank SnowBrian
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and good location, we are sitting outside but with bad service. We are ordered dessert after eat and we were waiting for about 15 minutes when waiter told us that they have problem with it, and we have to wait more. We were in the restaurant with baby and it's difficult to wait so long

Thank Yulia B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately a rather mediocre experience, pasta alle sarde was dry and approximately cooked (sarde and the other sauce's ingredients were inconsistently and carelessly put together). Wine by the glass was corked (the red), and acidic (the white). The personnel was rushed but kind enough to take the wine off the bill. If in the area I'd recommend to look for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

All I should say is AVOID. But I will explain why. A. Service incompetent - mains brought before entrees for a start, and way to slow to even get a menu. B. Food is diabolical. Entrees - 2 salads small but ok. 2 soups ok but not pretty. 1 sardine spaghetti which was ok. 1 lasagne which looked like something... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$39
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Zanardelli 1 | angolo corso vittori emanuele, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Noto
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 573979
Trattoria da 3 generazioni dal 1957 Nata come bettolaDal nonno totò.Piatti tipici siciliani Dalla pasta con le sarde Al coniglio alla stimpirata,Emozioni al palato da provare almeno una volta.

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