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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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Ilford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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
86 helpful votes 86 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Skanor, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were two mature couples that visited this restaurant twice. At booth occasions we enjoyed simple but delicious local (mainly seafood) dishes. Friendly staff and atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Al Giardino feels like it's away from the busy, bustling heart of Taormina but is less than two minutes' walk from the main street, Corso Umberto. It's right opposite the public gardens and I recommend arriving 15 minutes early and having a quiet stroll through the gardens before going in to dine. The restaurant itself was full when we ate... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Our first meal in Sicily was here and it set the standard. The staff was lovely, they made room for us on a busy night, without a booking, recommended a great wine bar which we then visited every night and also found my sisters phone and were about to return it to our hotel as they had remembered when we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice setting, well set tables and an interesting menu and wine list Service was a little slow and while food good somehow it didn't all quite work

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