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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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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Great food and a very cosy atmosphere

We went here for lunch and the restaurant was very cosy placed in the middle of a stairway. The food was very tasty and the service was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joharas
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch and the restaurant was very cosy placed in the middle of a stairway. The food was very tasty and the service was great!

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Thank Joharas
Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon this restaurant whilst sightseeing near the amphitheatre and knew it was our kind of place when we saw the sign 'no pizza'! The setting is at the foot of a long pretty flight of stairs with the outside tables occupying various levels. It is cosy, romantic, quieter than the main streets. The staff were charming, well informed... More 

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Thank explorer186
San Francisco, California
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137 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This was a wonderful restaurant with outdoor seating on terraces adjacent to a stairway to the main road. It was not easy to find and is near a lot of other places that have touts luring you into their establishments, never a good sign in my book. We had a delightful lunch with starting with a nice white wine and... More 

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El Segundo, California, United States
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We found this restaurant because they previous served a busate trapanese pasta dish that my husband really wanted for his last night In Taormina. We got to the restaurant and the dish was no longer offered. Alessio our waiter was very accommodating and tried his best to make the pasta dish but it wasn't even close to the traditional dish.... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This restaurant is in a lovely location on some steps. Staff were very helpful and polite.The starters were excellent really tasty. I was disappointed in my main course but my husband really enjoyed his catch of the day. Only down side is that if you have a smoker sitting on the stairs above the smoke drifts down to you.

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Thank CBM237
Frankfurt, Germany
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The food here is amazing! I had the orange/fennel/mackerel salad as a starter and octopus caponata as a main dish... best meal I've had in a while! If you're in Taormina and want a nice dinner out, don't miss it. Would be good for a romantic evening as well, as the location is very nice and quieter than the tourist... More 

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London
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

An absolute must visit on any trip to Taormina. Totally stunning everything with really great, friendly staff..

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Rye, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We are here twice during our week. The tables are laid up the steps of the street, making for a very charming atmosphere, and the food was excellent, with a good wine list (the house red is excellent). It was recommended by our tour rep and we would recommend it heartily. Try the tagliata di manzo (strips of fillet steak... More 

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Pieta, Malta
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant after walking down a side street in Taormina (seems to be the best method for finding anywhere that isn't a tourist trap). The staff were extremely friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful. We both had the grilled lamb and the Sicilian potatoes, which were both absolutely wonderful and perfectly seasoned. The two limoncellos we ended... More 

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Thank muckseen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Cozy place with great food. Ideal to go in large group. Take your appetite!! The food will keep coming and coming.......

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?