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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Worth seeking out this restaurant

We ate here on our 2nd night in Taormina and the food was very good with a good choice of wines. We also liked that they kept their fish on ice indoors away from flies. Our waiter was friendly and full of great advice. We liked their home flavoured Olive Oil. Although the Tavernetta is tucked away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our 2nd night in Taormina and the food was very good with a good choice of wines. We also liked that they kept their fish on ice indoors away from flies. Our waiter was friendly and full of great advice. We liked their home flavoured Olive Oil. Although the Tavernetta is tucked away a the bottom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant. Every dish was amazing. My pasta filled with fish in a shellfish sauce was to die for. We will be going back while in Taormina.

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This restaurant is off the Main Street, close to the Greek Theatre. The service was very good and the food a bit more inventive than the usual pasta/pizza. As usual the Sicilian wine was a treat. Such a pity they don't export it!

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Modena, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great lunch and friendly staff. Ask for specials, we had a daily special of ravioli stuffed with red fish in a sauce with mussels.....AWESOME!!

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Paris, France
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5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This cute cafe set on a stone staircase served the best food we had in Taormina, and that's saying something! The service was great, the ambiance was charming and the food was amazing. We loved it so much we went back a second time! We had the warm fish salad for a starter and it was so good I had... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Delicious Sicilian food with friendly and attentive staff. Good wine list. Well worth finding - slightly off the main restaurant area .

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We passed this restaurant one late afternoon on the way back to our hotel from the Greek Amphitheatre. It's a little off the beaten track - it runs parallel to one of the main tourist restaurant areas just off the Corso Umberto. We returned for a late lunch the next day and were generally happy with the food and service.... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

In a town of 1000s of eateries this is a lovely spot for a calm, high quality meal. It is located in one of the prettiest streets in Taormina and has an excellent menu. We ate there 3 years ago, and on our return to Taormina recently went straight back- it's just as good as we remembered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I only wish we had found this place sooner! The food is fantastic and the waiters are happy to talk to you about your food choice and make recommendations. It's a romantic little place. Love it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This little out of the way restaurant served us the best food of our entire trip. We went with a combination of the specials of the day and from the menu. All four of us thought the food was amazing, service really good with an exceptionally nice waiter. As it was September and tucked down a side street off the... 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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?