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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Flavorsome food and relaxed atmosphere.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Gav63
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Port Louis
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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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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pretty nice typical Sicilian family owned and operated restaurant, we walked there occasionally without any searching, but it was surprisingly very good. The potato cooked by local way was quite similar to my hometown’s and the homemade olive oil was special too. Fresh fish in just fine way of cooking, and two oranges with one lemon juice was classic. Plus... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My friends found this wonderful restaurant on the steps, away from the crowded streets of Taormina. The wide steps were lined with fragrant orange trees, planters of beautiful flowers, charming balconies and the restaurant did not disappoint. We had been traveling around Sicily for over a week. We all agreed that this was one of the best meals we had.... More 

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Moncton, New Brunswick Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

All the seafood was fresh and presented to us before making our selection from the menu. The owner was present during our visit and conversed with us in French which was a nice touch for us. The atmosphere was great,...tables are set on the steps going to the Greco theatre with nice lighting and away from the main road crossing... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

La Tavernetta offers local Sicilian food. At least it is known for that. But - to be honest - the food was not the best I had. Risotto was overcooked, sardines in sesame inedible and the rest ouf our meal tasted very fishy, Even if no fish was expected.

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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Set apart from the other restauarants, quite spot and a bit quirky but we had a fab meal - different choices and very traditional. I love it when I saw they had a sign up saying 'No Pizzas' - if you want a high quality traditional restaurant that isn't just trying to please tourists then you won't do better.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A diner I will remember. A quiet place in Taormina and a romantic atmosphere. The Manager has been really kind with us and the food was defenitely the best I had during the week across Sicily. I can only recommend it as everything was perfect and for a raisonnable price.

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

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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