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Al Saraceno

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Via Madonna della Rocca,16/18, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39.0942.632015
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing views, very good food and value

This restaurant was just up the hill from our hotel, so for us a 5 minute walk. Few people will walk up here from central Taormina so a taxi (15 euros each way) would be almost essential. Despite its location it does get busy so you should book in advance. We booked well before we even arrived in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
MonsieurTT
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Yorkshire
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was just up the hill from our hotel, so for us a 5 minute walk. Few people will walk up here from central Taormina so a taxi (15 euros each way) would be almost essential. Despite its location it does get busy so you should book in advance. We booked well before we even arrived in Sicily to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Food was very, very, good but not excellent. Asked for a birthday cake to be provided and it was delicious. Views are spectacular, staff are friendly, there was a delay in serving but we were advised about this the minute we got there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Superb view and setting. Surprisingly good value for money. Food excellent and nice accommodating staff. All round a great option

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was a very enjoyable experience. The terrace offered fantastic view of Etna. We took a bus to Castelmola late, late afternoon. On the way back asked the bus driver to stop at Madoona della Rocca. Restaurant ordered a car for us to go back to town for Euro17 (taxi may cost less). You can walk back if you go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited this extraordinary restaurant on the first evening of our holiday then returned a few days latter having tried several other fine restaurants in Toarmina. This is without doubt one of the best restaurants in the region. Its a bit out of the way on Via Madonna Della Rocca up a steep but very picturesque climb from the town if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's a must to book a table on their terrace for sunset as you can see all Taormina below including views of Etna. Prices are a bit on the high side but food was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were recently in Taormina for a wedding. After all the church service and photos were taken, we headed up to Al Saraceno. Before you even start thinking about the wonderful food you have to take in the views from the terrace, which are absolutely stunning. The fact that we got to sit and dance out there all night was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Fantastic restaurant at the top of Taormina by the church (Madonna Della Rocca). Great terrace with views over castelmola, Etna and Giardini-naxos. We enjoyed the prawns wrapped in bacon to start and then two great pizzas that were certainly filling. Oddly the meal was our cheapest of our holiday despite being our favourite. We took a taxi to the top... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We booked a table in the morning for the same evening for a birthday for my girlfriend. I asked if they could organise a cake and have a seat with a good view. We also asked if they had gluten free items and they said yes, both pasta and pizza can be gluten free. We were given exactly that! We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We booked a table mid week for 7.30. We were unable sit up on the terrace due to the strength of the wind, which was a shame as unless you are sat in front of the windows inside, you miss out a bit on the views, which were spectacular. The food was good and portions were generous sizes, so if... More 

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Additional Information about Al Saraceno

Address: Via Madonna della Rocca,16/18, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39.0942.632015
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Madonna della Rocca,16/18, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39.0942.632015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?