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“Wonderful Trattoria” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Girasole

Il Girasole
Ranked #20 of 213 Restaurants in Modica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$24
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Napa, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Trattoria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

A wonderful experience in a brightly lit dining room staffed by family and filled with locals. Great food and a world-class fennel dijestif made by the chef (made me weep, it was so divine!)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Lisa M
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Perth, Australia
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great traditional food @ reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We visited this restaurant on two occasions with different friends and there were no adverse remarks about the food or the service.
We really enjoyed the food . My favourite dish was the "Stinko di maiale" .... local name for a pig shank or similar to a lamb shank. It was perfectly cooked and tasted divine & was a very large meal for one person.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rosco49
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best restaurant during our trip to Sicily”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

We found this place by recommendation of locals. It is close to the center, but on the side street behind the church. Once we went there it became our place to eat during our stay in Modica. Food is truly made the way it should be. Even bread is made by the owner. Everything we have tried was very good. Ravioli were exceptional and I loved legume dishes. I believe that Il Girasole makes the best canolli -- there were #1 on our list even though we have tried them in many other different places.
It can get busy, obviously the place is known for its quality. We have recommended this place to another family staying in our hotel and they told us that they truly enjoyed their dinner at Il Girasole,

Thank you very much for a wonderful experience. We were so happy to find you.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 5Renata
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Spoleto, Italy
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“authenticity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

this was another tripadvisor find, a little hard to locate in the alleys of modica, but well worth it. the service was welcoming and the owner/cook was available for questions about their wonderful food. everything was handmade and fresh, very authentic modicano cuisine, a simple trattoria with the sunflower themed decoration. it is really helpful to speak italian, but the food is wonderful even if you do not. we had the typical antipasto, pasta, and spectacular deserts...the price was modest but worth every bite.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LBU62
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

Food not competitive with other restaurants in the city and the waiting between plates was shocking! One hour for each one! No coming back for sure.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Silver B
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