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All 214 Taormina Restaurants

Al Giardino

Via Bagnoli Croci, 84, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23453
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Ranked #54 of 214 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

There are so many restaurants in Taormina, offering splendid dining experiences, that you don't have to search far to find one. On the last evening of my second visit to this lovely town we drifted around by the communal gardens and chanced upon the Al Giardino. What a lovely surprise this small restaurant turned out to be. As we weren't... More

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Sicily, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Daniele and his family offered our group of friends a memorable experience of dining in a lovely setting and experiencing the best food ever. Daniele is a wonderful person and the food is first class. I do recommend al Giardino

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Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This ristorante is just in front of the gates of the lovely public park and gardins in Taormina. We found the food average but the service very friendly. We both shared a bottle of house wine and a meat secondi and had our own pasta dishes for approximately €60. The portions are very generous however lack any wow factor.

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Bayfield, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Nine of us had dinner there and without exception the food was wonderful. Get there early if you don't want to be displaced by the locals or make a reservation. Quantity and quality was all first class. It's not a fine dining place. If you are looking for a romantic atmosphere it's not the place to go but if you... More

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Ilford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The service here was charming, everyone with a smile an happy to please. The menu was slightly different to the norm with interesting dishes. The half carafe of house wine was very good and better value that some of the bottles on the menu. A lovely setting just outside the public gardens

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When we passed it on Sunday it was full of local Sicilians which we thought was a good sign and it didn't disappoint. Food, service and price were great.

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UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We chose the restaurant as it was near the hotel, had good Trip Advisor reviews and seemed busy, usually encouraging signs. Unfortunately it is a typical tourist trap where the unwary are given very poor "local" food but made to feel special by the offer of a free limoncello at the end of the meal. Everyone is offered one but... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We ate here twice and very much enjoyed both occasions. The minestrone soup was excellent as was the starter of ricotta cheese with local Etna honey. Other recommendations include pasta with prawns and pistachio, and spinach cooked with garlic as a simple accompaniment to meat dishes.Tiramisu was good but not outstanding - we felt their strengths lay with starters and... More

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Oxford, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a must try restaurant if you're spending a few days in Taormina and we'd agree with a recent reviewer who described this as having the best food to price ratio in the town. We ate here twice and it was excellent on both occasions. The pasta dishes were the best we had in Sicily; the shrimp (good size... More

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Milan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The restaurant "Al Giardino" is a very happy island in the touristic caos of Taormina. First of all Daniele, the owner, is at the same time nice, professional and helping. We had a great Zuppa di Cozze there, fresh pasta with pistacchio and shrimps and a great Tiramisù. Moreover always ask for the extras that are not listed on the... More

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