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  • Writer's pictureSofia De Sanctis

A Culinary Adventure Through Noto, Sicily

Noto, Sicily, is a feast for the senses. Beyond the stunning Baroque architecture and charming streets, lies a vibrant culinary scene waiting to be explored. During my recent 4-day stay, sampling some of the restaurants Noto has to offer.  I'm here to share some of my finds – a diverse selection of restaurants catering to different moods and occasions:

Lunchtime delights:

  • Casa Rossa: This family-run gem offers a taste of traditional Sicilian cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Their delicious food, fair prices, and convenient parking outside make it the perfect pitstop for a satisfying lunch. Address: S.S. 115 Contrada Ponte Sortino, 96017 Noto SR, Italy.

Coffee with a view:

  • Cafe Roma:  Situated right on the main street (Corso Vittorio Emanuele), this cafe is the ideal spot to grab a table outdoors and observe the vibrant energy of Noto while indulging in their tasty food and coffee. Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 66, 96017 Noto SR, Italy

A Cozy Dinner in the Heart of Noto:

  • Trattoria Ducezio: as the sun sets, Noto transforms into a romantic haven. And what better way to experience its magic than with a delicious dinner at Trattoria Ducezio? Situated on Via Ducezio, this charming trattoria offers a warm and inviting ambiance, perfect for a cozy evening. Tuck into classic Sicilian dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients, and savor the flavors that define this region. Address:  Via Ducezio 51, 96017 Noto SR, Italy

A Touch of Elegance:

  • Ristorante Datterino: looking for a special occasion restaurant that offers an unforgettable experience? This unique restaurant, located in the Noto countryside, promises an evening of culinary delight. The atmosphere is elegant and sophisticated, with a touch of rustic charm. The menu features innovative takes on Sicilian cuisine, prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Prepare to be amazed by the explosion of flavors and textures on your plate. Address: Strada Provinciale 19 Noto - Pachino, km 12, 8, 96017 Noto SR, Italy

A Sweet Afternoon Break:

  • Picnic: For a delightful afternoon snack, head to Picnic. Enjoy a coffee or a delicious panini (Italian sandwich) while taking in the beautiful view of the surrounding buildings if you choose to sit outdoors. Located in the town center, this cafe offers a delightful spot to relax and recharge. Address: Via Corrado Nicolaci, 1, 96017 Noto SR, Italy.

  • Candiano Pasticceria: located diagonally from the Porta Nazionale. This haven for coffee lovers boasts some of the best coffee I've ever had. Pair it with a delectable dessert for a truly decadent afternoon treat. Address: Largo Porta Nazionale, 9, 96017 Noto SR, Italy

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