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Trattoria Sale e Pepe

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Via Ovidio 9 | Di Fronte Stadio Vincenzo Barone, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 903512
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 18:00 - 23:00
Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

From the outside it looks just like any other local cafe and you may not consider dining here but this is very misleading because inside they offer very typical Sicilian food and we enjoyed it immensely. The food is authentic and honest, we started with a variety of pasta shapes and plenty of it, followed by a selection of meats,... More 

Thank Paul H
roberto p, Proprietario at Trattoria Sale e Pepe, responded to this review
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Delicious food, daughter speaks English and helped us select a great meal. Left very satisfied and after experiencing regional foods and preparations.

Thank Rose B
Valletta, Malta
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Before entering this unassuming family run 'trattoria' offering home style cooking , you come across this sign saying ;- "Do not stop at appearances - go beyond. We give our best inside! We shall become more than friends." This is the ideal place to savour authentic Modican home cooking - especially the 'bufala' steak and mozzarella - in an totally... More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

As it is written outside the restaurant, everybody should not judge by appareances: inside what could first seem a boring bar there is actually one of the best restaurant i have ever eaten in. A warm welcome and super tasty food is the main feature of the place. The menu is composer by abundant dishes of the cuisine of Modica.... More 

Thank E3-92
Island of Malta, Malta
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Looked up this place on Tripadvisor when were in Modica, called the guy up and reserved a table. I do not regret my choice. The restaurant is not in a nice touristic area, this makes it better for traditional food. The restaurant owner made our visit so welcoming. He came over to explain the menu and specialties of the day.... More 

Thank Ludwig M
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were welcomed by the friendly daughter of the house, in a big room with an overbearing TV. The food was simple but good, although the vegetables accompanying the grilled sardines were cold fried onions and aubergine - tasty but a bit odd to an English palate.

Thank Edward H
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Visited in 2012 and enjoyed our meal there so much we returned again. The food was good and reasonably priced. The owner friendly and although he had as much English as I had Italian he was very helpful and enthusiastic.

Thank yetiyeti
Greater London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I cannot understand the positive reviews of this place. The food was poor quality and overpriced. The owner basically tells you what you want to eat. We shared some fairly bland antipasti and then both had ricotta ravioli, which were overcooked and disintegrating on the plate. They were tasteless and the sauce was sparse. We decided not to risk a... More 

Thank 18cristiano
roberto p, Proprietario at Trattoria Sale e Pepe, responded to this review
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Dopo aver preso 27 recensioni positive ecco chi va fuori coro,bene come dico sempre che il signore in questione non... More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Good, generous portions of antipasti and maiale (pork stew). Very good value for money and friendly owner who took care of us through the evening

Thank 908Christine
Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Where is the GPS taking us? Those were my thoughts as we drove from the main tourist area in Modica to Trattoria Sale e Pepe The restaurant is in a working class area that services their Sicilian neighborhood. So what do you get for your efforts? An authentic family run Sicilian trattoria whose customers, that day, were all Sicilian families.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ovidio 9 | Di Fronte Stadio Vincenzo Barone, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Ragusa  >  Modica
  • Phone Number: +39 0932 903512
Trattoria situata ad un km dal centro,esteticamente lascia a desiderare ma il meglio lo riserva a chi entra la cultura del ricevimento il coccolare il cliente da sempre e stato per noi il punto di forza insieme alle specialita contadine del posto,i risultati ci danno ragione la strada da seguire indubbiamente e questa a voi il compito di scoprirci.

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