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Al Giardino

Via Bagnoli Croci, 84, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23453
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Ranked #53 of 216 Restaurants in Taormina
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Taormina and found this small friendly restaurant on the way back to our Hotel, absolute quality food with excellent service! To be one of the best in Taormina is not to be underestimated! Got to be worth a visit!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My family and I really loved this restaurant with its very authentic and delicious cuisine, very welcoming staff who were so helpful. This is also a very child friendly restaurant - my baby daughter Saskia could also play next to our table when she wanted to get out of her baby chair, without getting in anyone's way and without any... More

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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at about 9 PM, Monday and got a table with no reservation. The staff were very kind and considerate and spoke English very well (and also little Finnish after hearing us converse). For antipasti, we shared a shrimp cocktail which was fresh and delicious. We both decided on Ravioli with gorgonzola and pistachios for the main course. It... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have really enjoyed this family run restaurant on previous trips to Taormina. So we looked forward to dining here this time. I would say the place had smartened up and the food was good but not great. Value is suffering - as always when quality might be flagging. They need to up the game and recover their leading position.

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Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A lovely restaurant with friendly staff and a good menu. Food was really good as was the atmosphere. Would definitively recommend to anyone staying in Taormina. We liked it so much here we came back another 3 times during our stay!

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our hotel suggested we might like to eat here as their guests had enjoyed meals when dining at Al Giardino. For us it was a short walk from our hotel. Lovely location in a quiet street opposite the Villa Comunale gardens (a treat in itself). The restaurant was buzzing and we were glad that we had a reservation, as many... More

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manchester
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180 reviews 180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was looking for some seriously homemade pasta whilst in Sicily and this place didn't disappoint The restaurant is situated opposite the beautiful public gardens in Taormina. The restaurant itself is nothing fancy, just a fairly plain trattoria, which is all you need. The service was very good, the menu albeit slightly limited is more than adequate and value for... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Recommended to us by Mauro at the Villa Astoria, this was our favourite restaurant in Taormina. Tried a couple of others but returned to Al Giardino as the service and quality of food were excellent and atmosphere was relaxing.

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Oberentfelden, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A small family owned Restaurant. Very good Service compared what we exeprianced the last days at the mainstreat in Taormina. The Wine and Food is excellence and this for a reasnoble Price. Unfortenuatly the time to get the food is a bit long. I general a great Restaurant which you shouldn't miss.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Even though the location might not be perfect (next to a road, though situated right across the main intrance to the city's garden), this restaurant was the one we were always sure to return to on our last evening. The service itself is worth the visit, and their octopus/potato-starter along with musselsoup are amazing.

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