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La Piazzetta

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Via Paladini, 5, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942626317
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 34
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Traditional Sicilian food: perfection

Cozze al gratin, pulpo, involtini, souffles.... Nero d'Avola We want to live here, to eat here, to come back here. A bit off the way, a very convivial ambiance, the chef and the main waitress are married. The owner is there watching over everything, lots of locals, you will want it too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
travelistanr1
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London
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183 reviews 183 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Cozze al gratin, pulpo, involtini, souffles.... Nero d'Avola We want to live here, to eat here, to come back here. A bit off the way, a very convivial ambiance, the chef and the main waitress are married. The owner is there watching over everything, lots of locals, you will want it too.

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The receptionist from el jebel suggested us this typical sicilian restaurant! We had antipasti of tuna tartar fish and mixed grilled fish! everyting so tasty and so good! Mr Gianni is owning the restaurant... He,s the best!!! Funny and suggesting you the best food! Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful food, excellent service, good atmosphere- La Piazetta has it all. Our starter of marinaded anchovies was wonderful, and the rest of the meal followed suit. Highly recommended! Not the easiest place to find, down a narrow "street" of steps off Corso Umberto, but well worth the effort!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

With a delightful terrace away from the throng of tourists, this restaurant was a very happy discovery. My starter of fresh prawns is orange was delicious as were our risottos, my seafood risotto was excellent, as was my husband's with prawn and sweet lemon. Do try the White wine, Insolia from Principi di Butera. We chatted to one of the... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The food here is more expensive than some other places in town that serve better food. The food itself was good but was let down by very poor service. We were kept waiting for ages to order and again for the meal and trying to pay was a joke.

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I'm not easily impressed and reasonably discriminating with my dining dollar... This place is, frankly, one of the best and nicest experiences we've had on our month long southern Italy trip... As testament to that statement -- the four of us had dinner Thursday night... and chose to return Friday afternoon for lunch... It was that good... The restaurant is... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The quality of the cooking here was excellent. Even a simple starter of smoked salmon demonstrated the high quality of the ingredients. I had a Sicilian macaroni dish with sardines, fennel, pine nuts, raisins and breadcrumbs - a lovely blend of flavours. My husband had a whole grilled "porgy" fish (bream), flavoursome and fresh (and filleted for him at the... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

At the end of any tourist season, it is only natural to encounter less than enthusiastic response from often worn out staff -not at la piazetta The owner, Giovanni, his wife, their two daughters and their granddaughter were so engaging and thoughtful while the menu was diverse and exceptionally well prepared and served in an attractive garden setting. Don't miss... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

This was our 5th night in Taormina, whilst we were having a pre dinner drink we saw this restaurant,it was busy which for us is always a good sign and it is situated on a back street away from the main corso umberto. It has a lovely terrace and seating inside, as we hadnt booked we had to sit inside,... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our hotel recommended La Piazetta to us - it has a lovely location in a little private courtyard off Taormina's main street with lots of tables outside, making for a lovely dining experience late in to the evening. The service was friendly and the food was great. It was also great value. Would highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Paladini, 5, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 0942626317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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