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Top Choice Sicilian in Noto

Manna

Divided into a slinky front bar and sultry back dining rooms, Manna wows with its competent, contemporary creations. Season and premium produce dictate the menu, which might see anchovy and sardine polpettine (patti…
Top Choice Gelato in Noto

Caffè Sicilia

Dating from 1892 and especially renowned for its granite, this beloved place vies with its next-door neighbour, Dolceria Corrado Costanzo, for the honours of Noto's best dessert shop. Frozen desserts are made with t…
Top Choice Sicilian in Noto

Ristorante Crocifisso

Up in Noto Alta, this Slow Food–acclaimed restaurant with an extensive wine list is widely regarded as Noto's best. Sicilian classics such as macco di fave (broad bean purée with ricotta and toasted breadcrumbs) and…
Top Choice Modern Sicilian in Noto

Ristorante Vicari

Low-slung lamps spotlight linen-clad tables at Vicari, and rightfully so. In the kitchen is up-and-coming chef Salvatore Vicari, who thrills with his whimsical takes on Sicilian produce: think sea urchin spaghetti w…
Top Choice Lounge in Noto

Anche gli Angeli

Squint and you'll think you're in Rome or Milan. Urbane, sophisticated and irrefutably cool, 'Even the Angels' wears numerous hats: lounge bar, eatery, concept store and live-music venue. Occupying a string of atmos…
Top Choice Cathedral in Noto

Cattedrale di San Nicolò

Pride of place in Noto goes to San Nicolò Cathedral, a baroque beauty that had to undergo extensive renovation after its dome collapsed during a 1996 thunderstorm. The ensuing decade saw the cathedral scrubbed of ce…
Pastries in Noto

Dolceria Corrado Costanzo

Costanzo is justifiably famous for its gelati, torrone (nougat), dolci di mandorla (almond sweets) and cassata (with ricotta, chocolate and candied fruit).
Church in Noto

Chiesa di San Domenico

Towering over the tourist office on Piazza XVI Maggio is the 18th-century Chiesa di San Domenico. Considered one of Noto's finest baroque buildings, the church was designed to a Greek-cross plan by Rosario Gagliardi…
Modern Sicilian in Noto

Ristorante Il Cantuccio

Tucked into the courtyard of a former noble's palace, this inviting restaurant combines familiar Sicilian ingredients in inspired ways. Perennial favourites such as the exquisite gnocchi al pesto del Cantuccio (rico…
Church in Noto

Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore

Situated towards the grand Porta Reale is the Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore with its adjoining nunnery, reserved for the daughters of local nobility. The church's interior is the most impressive in Noto, a whimsic…