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La Tavernetta

Via Timoleone 22/24, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23378
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Ranked #55 of 216 restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went to this place twice during a twelve nights stay in Taormina. We read reviews online, and then booked a table when we walked by. We were met with very friendly staff each time. The service is personal, friendly and informal. The food is also delicous. We had dinner here the forth and ninth night of our stay, and... More

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place was certainly among the best of the restuarants that we visited during our stay in Taormina. The waiter was friendly, and particularly impressive (and clearly well versed) when conversing with my father over which wine would be most highly recommended. The food was lovely, and all in all it was a very satisfying experience.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After being welcomed in a very friendly manner by the waiter who advised us what to eat, we were very disappointed when we received the bill. It turned out to be that 'the a-catch of the day which was very very fresh and suprisingly tasteful' costed 32 euros for 1 person. For this price, my husband received an indeed very... More

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

First night in Sicily and on the advice of the Monte Tauro Hotel receptionist we dined at La Tavernetta. Arrived quite early for us but managed to get a table outside on the steps, No17. Very entertaining view over the other tables! The staff were all very pleasant and happily and with gusto explained the vagaries of the menu, which... More

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Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Our intrepid group of eight stumbled upon La Tavernetta late one evening. Without a reservation I inquired whether we might be accommodated. Within minutes three tables were pulled together, and we were seated for a delightful meal. Eliseo began our service and made sure we had good local Sicilian wine, and then Sr. Antonio took over--the beginning of a worthwhile... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We found La Tavernetta by chance and decided to have lunch there. We were seated outside in the beautiful cobbled stone, stepped, street with the air full of the smell of blossom of the orange trees planted along the length of the street. The choice of food on the menu was good and the quality excellent. Yes, it was a... More

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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

First ate here in 2007, then again in 2008 and back again in 2014. Very friendly service and tasty food. The house wine by the glass was some of the best wine we had in Italy.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My mother, three sisters and I came across this terrific restaurant tucked in an out of the way alley at the bottom of a steep staircase. What a find! We had tickets to a concert at the nearby Teatro Greco and did not have dinner reservations as we had just arrived in Sicily. Pepe came to our rescue and seated... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The menu was quite narrow, but the food was very good, especially the wild boar and the desserts (although these weren't particularly Sicilian). Prices were on a par with most other restaurants. The service was very attentive the first time, which encouraged us to go back. The second time they were expecting a big group to arrive and served us... More

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San Gwann, Malta
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This was one of the best meals we had in Taormina and would not think twice on any return visit. The staff are excellent and know the menus well. Their recommendations are worth it. We did not manage a dessert though. Although no reservations were made, the staff managed to accomodate as there were only two of us otherwise it... More

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