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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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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 451
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  • 154
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 22
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
Traditional - Elegant yet very friendly owners and staff -

We were advised to go here by friends - one is English the other Sicilian - who both live here in Taormina. And the drive along and parking are an experience all by themselves;) We sat upstairs on that fabulous terrace outside in the heat of a very warm August and the view is stunning although it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Jules J
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were advised to go here by friends - one is English the other Sicilian - who both live here in Taormina. And the drive along and parking are an experience all by themselves;) We sat upstairs on that fabulous terrace outside in the heat of a very warm August and the view is stunning although it might be better... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We had a rather long journey on foot from Giardini-Naxos to the restaurant. We arrived at about 16:00 when most guests were leaving. We were very happy that we were flexibly served and could taste some local specialities :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I loved the terrace and views. Very nice service and tiramisu was awesome! This restaurant was the closest to our hotel so we came by twice. The first night I ordered a pizza and the second night the fish food. Pizza was really good but the fish dish was a little disappointing. Our friends didn't like the place because they... More 

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Albury, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

High up over Taormina - lucky for us we were staying only a short walk away. The views are sensational and so is the food. I am not a big eater of seafood but the fish we had was some of the nicest I've ever had. The service was excellent too. Highly recommend.

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Thank PamAlbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a family dinner with both seafood and meet dishes all well prepared and served reminded us mana's home cooking You will not regret it Use the stares to go back to the city, an extra after dinner pleasure with magnificent view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Villa Ducale, 5 minutes walk from Al Saraceno, and had such a delightful dinner there! Their Sicilian pasta with pesto and tagliatelle with porcini accompanied by simple house wine were amazing. Welcoming service, nice settings and ambience, reasonable prices and fantastic location: walk 2 minutes to the nearby Madonna Della Rocca church for the views of the... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This restaurant is a little way out of Taormina town, up towards Castelmola. It was our local restaurant, we must have eaten there 6-7 times and Marcello and Altio made us feel very welcome, professional and friendly. We weren't disappointed in the food once. Starters and mains were always very good. The service was great. You can tell it's a... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My husband and me come to the Al Saraceno every time we visit Taormina (which means at least once a year) and it's been a lovely experience every time. The food is excellent (I highly recommend the tuna fish with the red onions and the fresh fish antipasti) and the service effortlessly makes you feel welcome and at home. Not... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Set up high overlooking Taormina, the location of the restaurant is pretty special with gorgeous views! We walked up to the restaurant which took about 20 minutes and was quite strenuous! We had booked a table and I am glad we did as it was quite busy. The food was good, we had mussels to start and pasta dishes for... More 

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Thank Lucy C
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

After reading your review we were delighted that Al Saraceno was just up the hill from our hotel. We were greeted warmly by the owner and given a table on the rooftop with a spectacular view of the bay. The food matched the view. Creamy risotto and a delightful creative version of a caprese tomato and mozzarello appetizers. My tonno... More 

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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: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?