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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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 128
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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Lunch

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Rob K
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Modena, Italy
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Modena, Italy
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Modena, Italy
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35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There was a chalk board outside which said "no pizza". We knew we were in the right place! The waiters spoke English and selected a wonderful white wine for us. We asked if there were any specials or anything off the menu and were rewarded with raviolis stuffed with red fish. One of the best meals we have had in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

With so many restaurants to choose from, it's not always easy to find one that ticks all the boxes. This place is one. Not easy to find but absolutely worth the effort....a must for those who like great food and wine....

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ate here on 15th August whilst on holiday. The restaurant is a little hard to find, but well worth the effort - the climb down the steps is worth it. The restaurant is family run and all the staff are very attentive and willing to talk to you about all the food on the menu - they talk with... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?