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Al Saraceno

Via Madonna della Rocca,16/18, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39.0942.632015
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Ranked #9 of 209 restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

A real disappointment here, the restaurant was not busy at the time of our visit, so plenty of staff available, but the whole service experience was disjointed or poor. We kept having to ask for the basics, salt, olive oil, cutlery etc. to make matters worse my fillet steak ordered medium rare was delivered well done and served with partially... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful dinner with excellent food and very professional staff. The views are outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went here for my sons birthday and was not disappointed.The views really are spectacular and the sunset over Etna was stunning .After dark we could see a lava flow glowing orange in the distance The food was excellent and the service very good A truly memorable evening and well worth a trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The restaurant is located high on the coast, it has a fabulos view, the service is very good, and the food excellent. However be aware it's 10 minutes by car from taormina center, despite tripadvisor indication it's 400 meters from center. Not to be missed

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant is worth visiting already due to the incredible view with Castelmola on the one side, Mediterranean on the other and the Etna in the middle. We were also lucky to see some small eruptions on Etna during our dinner. The food was very reasonably priced and of a good quality. We had first course, main course and dessert... More

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Marple Bridge, Stockport
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Liked the great setting overlooking Etna and the good choice of pasta, pizza and meat/ fish dishes. Excellent food.

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UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We drove here from our hotel, its not walk-able from Corso Umberto but it is worth the trip if you have to take a taxi. We were seated in the upper balcony along overlooking the town, Etna and the coastline. To put it simply the view is amazing and worth the drive, but you should time it so you get... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

ALl in one experience, you get incredible views, to see Castelmola and have a great dinner. We took a taxi up pre-arranged by hotel for 15 EUR. We went around sunset, the views were spectacular. My kids were with us (7 and 8) and they made a special meal for them. I got the swordfish encrusted in potato, it was... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Miglior ristorante This was our first visit to Taormina and we were not disappointed. We stayed at the Villa Angela which was outstanding and they recommended this restaurant- Al Saraceno. The restaurant was superb. The views were just breathtaking of Mt Etna and the Ionian Sea. We cannot recommend this restaurant enough. We went there three times during our 7... More

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Melbourne
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159 reviews 159 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ask to sit on upper balcony which has good views of the surrounding countryside and coast. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the entrees of mixed antipasti of seafood and buffalo mozzarella and tomato were super . The pasta dishes were delicious and traditional Sicilian and they even cooked me some gluten-free spaghetti! My only quibbles were the stale... More

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