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Al Saraceno

Via Madonna della Rocca,16/18, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39.0942.632015
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Ranked #12 of 216 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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Princeton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Make sure you have reserved terrace table and enjoy dining overlooking Etna in the sunset light. Fish was outstanding!

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had a booking at Al Saraceno on a rainy day but were still glad of taking in the views down to Taormina, even though we had to sit inside to eat. If you are staying in Central Taormina you'll need to drive there or take a taxi. The manager is very friendly and welcoming. The other staff are pleasant,... More

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Switzerland
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174 reviews 174 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant high above Taormina (better take a taxi, the parking places are practically inexistent) is famed for its panorama. Unfortunately, the night we visited it, the weather was rainy and all guests were forced to sit in the quite small closed part of the restaurant, which became quickly crowded. The food was far below the expectations created by enthusiastic... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is close to the hotel I was staying at and I had read a lot of excellent reviews so I was expecting great things. Unfortunately I was left disappointed. The restaurant was empty (at 20.00 there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant with diners) yet the staff lacked lustre and were abrupt. The manager was nice... More

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MALTA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant after reading all the positive reviews, and I am pleased to say that the reviews were spot on. Our group of 8 friends were shown to the best table on the terrace overlooking stunning views of Taormina, Naxos and Etna. The food was superb, the service was excellent and the owner Alfio went out of his way... More

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lija
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

In the true sense a very good dinner with the best view in town. The food excellent the staff really friendly and to top it all Alfio the owner makes you feel at home with his bubbly character. We went 2 times there during our stay in Taormina and I will return for sure.

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Malta
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have just returned from Taormina and this was the best restaurant during our stay. It was so good that we returned the following day. We were very welcomed by the owner Alfio and the staff. The level of service was excellent and the food was very good and also well presented. It was suggested to us that we go... More

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Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent food, Fantastic panoramic views and above all: GREAT STAFF. Owner was so welcoming. I recommend Al Saraceno as a must when visiting Toarmina and nearby areas. Keep it up. You will definetely see us again as our no.1 priority restaurant. Thanks again for the warm welcome. Cheers. Rgds Kevin & Ritianne MALTA

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I booked a table for 8 in advance and asked for a table on the terrace and also asked for a birthday cake as we were celebrating 3 birthdays. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by the owner and shown to a corner table on the terrace with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The menu had a wide... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Absolutely great in every day respect; we were very warmly welcomed by the staff, who were all very friendly and attentive. The roof terrace offers an incredible view over Taormina, truly a unique experience. The food was exquisite (antipasti, fish and dessert) and the house wine was tasty. Honest prices, great service throughout, highly recommended.

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