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Al Giardino

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Mediterranean, Pasta
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Via Bagnoli Croci, 84, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23453
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly place, fantastic food

So good we ate here twice! Am a huge fan of Italian food and there are many places in Taormina that are simply average (but still decent as it's still Italy). But this place was a recommendation by the Sicilian owner of the apartments we were staying in, and the local knowledge showed. From the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Tim C
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

So good we ate here twice! Am a huge fan of Italian food and there are many places in Taormina that are simply average (but still decent as it's still Italy). But this place was a recommendation by the Sicilian owner of the apartments we were staying in, and the local knowledge showed. From the swordfish pasta to the creamy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Food in this place is kind of homemade, staff seems to be all from the family as well - though not as smiling as in other parts of Sicily they are very professional and good English speakers. The restaurant is a bit outside of the touristic hotspots and seems to be frequented by locals as well. Try the ravioli with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Was recommended this restaurant by hotel as good local cuisine. Didn't disappoint. Fantastic homemade pasta was delicious. Slightly off the touristy parts of Taormina which was good and prices very reasonable. Would definitively recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited this place twice during our visit. Friendly staff and they have a good sense of humour. Food was great it was definitely are favour restaurant. I got a lovely pasta dish with shrimp, pesto, pistachio and a creamy sauce. My boyfriend got ravioli with cheese and pistachio. There was always a good atmosphere. We loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A good menu, some different options to other restaurants. Looks out at communal gardens - come here after visiting them. Great staff, lovely welcoming atmosphere. Fab pasta.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This restaurant was closest to our hotel so ate there for convenience one evening. Really nice meal and good service . Popular with local tourist hotel but good ambience nevertheless.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A "family run" trattoria. Not an extensive menu, but the food is freshly prepared and delicious. We had a wonderful lunch of eggplant Parmesan, minestrone, grilled sardines, and decided to return the next day. The food was equally delicious, but we were disappointed when an enormous tour group descended upon the place...we had just ordered our meal when they began... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went to Taormina for the day during our holiday. We stumbled across this place after looking at a few different restaurants within the area. Glad we did the food was absolutely delicious, one of the best meals we had during our stay. The staff were friendly, the lady who served us understood English which was a bonus

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A little road noise but the food and service were great. Lovely cool spot. It seemed very popular and some tables were booked. We had the beef fillet which was cooked as we requested and the melanzane parmeggiana was delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The three courses we had from appertif to entree were delicious, freshly prepared and generous. Service was efficient and friendly, the ambience was cozy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bagnoli Croci, 84, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23453

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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