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Al Giardino

Via Bagnoli Croci, 84, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23453
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Ranked #62 of 210 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

“Home made” is an epithet, often abused, to convey a certain genuine style of cooking. In the case of the “ Al Giardino “ restaurant , situated by the main entrance of the public gardens of picturesque Taormina- Sicily , it is the closest such attribute may be associated to the essence of Sicilian home cooking. For people who, for... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant which is right across the botanical gardens in Taormina was recommended by our hotel receptionist and I hope he will continue to do so to other guests. It ' s a cosy, small place that exudes family- friendly charm. Wonderful food from anti-pasti to the dessert that reflects Sicilian cooking at its best- fresh, simple, no cheating on... More

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Bucharest
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed for 1 week in Taormina and this is the best restaurant we had found. The place is a bit far from the city centre, but this seems to be a good thing in Taormina as the restaurant is not very crowded and with fair prices. This is a restaurant owned by a family for 3 generations and seems... More

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Middlesbrough UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Recommended by the hotel we were staying in we ate at Al Giordini 6 nights out of 7 for our holiday in Taormina. Only one night did we stray away up to the Corso Umberta- but we regretted it and came straight back. Excellent food at a fair price, all served in a bright restaurant and by very friendly staff... More

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Eastbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The family run restaurant is close to the public gardens on Via Bagnoli Croci. The food is excellent - we ate there 5 days out of the 7 we spent in Taormina. Can't praise it enough !

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Washington, DC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was recommended by Vito of Mamma Maries B&B and it turned out to be quite a good one! It is run by a husband/wife team and I ordered the house speciality which was fantastic. We enjoyed a late night dinner with good food, wine and conversation with the owners. It was also reasonably priced (64E for 3 people).....

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I have just come back from a late dinner at Al Giardino and we thoroughly recommend it. We shared a starter of mussels in a garlic tomato bisque that was full of flavour and was absolutely fantastic. We had two pasta dishes: the swordfish with melanzane was good but not great, but the seafood pasta was rich,... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a couple in our hotel. It may be matter of taste but both our meals were far too salty and the waitress was quite surly. However, lots of other people liked the place as it was pretty full each night we passed.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This restaurant is slightly out of town by the public garden and visited the first time as it was near our hotel. We came back twice more as the food was really very good, reasonably priced, good wine and very friendly service. Definitely recommend this restaurant - excellent fish, homemade pasta, and beautiful tiramisu! Recommend booking though as it is... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A Family run, fresh food restaurant. Nothing Pretentious ...just darn good food and good wine. Clean and bright with good service. We went on our 1st night in Taormina.......(We were staying at the Belvedere and it was a short enough walk and 1st night we didn't want to go hunting food) We were very pleasantly surprised. pasta dishes are Top... More

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