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La Tavernetta

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Via Timoleone 22/24, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23378
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Magnificent

After spending 2 nights trailing failingly around the restaurants and considering Taormina is now trading on its faded glory we were just about to give up we happened upon this powerhouse - magnificent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

After spending 2 nights trailing failingly around the restaurants and considering Taormina is now trading on its faded glory we were just about to give up we happened upon this powerhouse - magnificent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Do not hesitate to go to La Tavernetta, excellent food and good service. I loved the fresh pasta dishes and the cassata.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I really loved this restaurant. Eating outside on the steps is very atmospheric and the food was lovely. I had a chicken dish which was one of the nicest dishes I had in taormina. The waiter was charming and the price reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great food and away from all the noice from the tourists and traffic. Short walk to the Greek theatre. Would recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband and I ordered 3 starters as we wasn't that hungry and we liked the look of the starters. We ordered the sardines with sesame seeds (absolutely gorgeous), the sauted fruit de mare and the caponata. All were delicious and more than adequate for a main meal. One of the waiters suggested a fantastic Nero d'avola from the west... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a wonderful meal here on our last evening. The waiter recommended a couple of chef's specials and was very clear on the price so we knew exactly what to expect. In fact it was the equivalent cost of other meals on the menu. We were given a free drink of strawberries and champagne before the food arrived and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great little Trattoria just down a few flight of steps from the Main Street that takes you up to the amphitheater.Service is prompt,polite and informative,dish of the day are explained in detail but I didn't feel as if I was being given the hard sell,as was the case with a couple of other places I visited in the town.I asked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stepped by this lovely little place and decided to stay. We had a wonderful dinner with a lot of caring service, we felt appreciated as guests so it was nice. Food and wine was great. Service was great. It was not the cheapest place, 100€ for 2, but if it is good so.... The surrounding was nice in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Every year we are coming to Taormina we are heading to this place in one of the evenings. Located on the stairs, romantic atmosphere and really good kitchen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A lovely back street setting just below the road to the Greek theatre. Attentive staff, excellent wine list and helpful sommelier. The traditional yet surprising dish of sliced rolled Aubergine filled with spaghetti with creamy cheese and tomato sauces was delicious and reasonable at around 14 euros. They kindly gave us an extra cannolo when we shared a dessert and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Timoleone 22/24, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23378

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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