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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Service and cuisine are the tops

Excellent restaurant close to the Giardino Comunale. The home made pasta is a must. Restful atmosphere and helpful staff. Good place to lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Swansea
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant close to the Giardino Comunale. The home made pasta is a must. Restful atmosphere and helpful staff. Good place to lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice during a week's stay in Taormina. On both occasions the food was excellent. A limited but varied menu and so different from the countless choices at the many indifferent restaurants in the town centre. Service maybe a little leisurely - but then this is a place to spend an evening so no reason to hurry. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Don't miss a chance to eat here, if you enjoy excellent home-cooked food. Don't come here if you want high design. This family makes great food. Try the frittelle di ricotta con miele or the octopus salad for starters. We did. Both were delicious. For mains we had the melanzane all a parmigiana and the home made fusilli with eggplant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

4½/5 - no reservation so we waited for a call in a nearby bar and they rang when table was ready, great food and excellent presentation made it worthwhile

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Al Giardino is a family run local restaurant, serving local dishes. It is a small trattoria and our meal was quite delicious. The service could not have been more warm and friendly. We really enjoyed our meal here. The owner kept turning people away which seemed strange to us since the restaurant was half empty when we were seated. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Ate here on our first night on the hotels recommendation,and were not disappointed.Pleasant atmosphere,and good food.The ravioli In Gorgonzola sauce was excellent ! Came back another night to eat it again.If it's a Saturday night you need to make a reservation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Slightly off the beaten track, this is a lovely family run restaurant overlooking the park. We had a very enjoyable lunch from their short menu, with each dish seemingly freshly prepared. Good value food and wine - definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had pasta for lunch. My wife had the fusilli with sardine sauce and loved it, and my mushroom filled ravioli with butter and Parmesan was great too. The pasta was home made, and the service was excellent. Good house wine and coffee too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The best pasta was very good, the other average. Ok chicken, but very good dessert. Attentive service and nice location by the english garden. Well worth a visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went there because our hotel recommended this restaurant. They were right with regard to the food. But what they didn't tell us, is that this restaurant is frequented by drunken American ladies from Oklahoma or elsewhere in the Midwest, who do not know how to behave. And the restaurant staff didn't do anything about this. So no way to... More 

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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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