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Al Giardino

Via Bagnoli Croci, 84, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23453
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Ranked #62 of 201 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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We ate here on our last evening in Taormina after hearing that the food was good, and since it was just up the street from our hotel and it was raining. I hate to say it, but eating here was a mistake. First the good. The place is family run, and all the staff were pleasant, multi-lingual, and even offered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Went there today, our fifth day here in Taormina, and this really was the best food we've had since arriving. Arrived early lunchtime and unsure if it was open or not we tapped on the door. Young woman let us in with a smile and we sat at a corner table. While we were there four other couples ate and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Am writing this as we eat our second lunch here. Great food. Lovely atmosphere. Fantastic place. Would highly recommend Thank you

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a family run restaurant across from the Villa Communal public park in Taormina. We ate here twice during our stay in Taormina. Experience was consistently good for attentive English speaking staff. Food was a bit hit or miss with some excellent choices (Penne with artichoke hearts) and some disappointments (pasta alla sarde). Grandma's home made tiramisu was excellent.... More

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Hamburg
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226 reviews 226 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This restaurant is located downhill and not in the city center (centro). But you should have a walk to enjoy this restaurant. You can sit outside on a terrace or inside where all looks clean and green. The boss is caring and informing the guests about specials of the day. Of course fresh fish is available and the fish with... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This a a really nice family run restaurant, with food good enough to rival the best of restaurants, and yet at an afforable price. Homely atmosphere, nice selection of wines, and outstanding desserts. Would definitely go back again! Wish we'd found it earlier than the last evening of our trip!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

While staying in Taormina with a group of 17, we had lunch here when we first arrived in town after a long day of travel. This was in the shoulder season and we were the only ones there for lunch. The owner greeted us and was very friendly. He offered some traditional local offerings and we sampled from chicken and... More

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Lancashire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We visited here on 3 occasions and were never disappointed. The owner was always friendly and helpful. Food is local Sicilian and very good. It is usually full by 7.30 pm but you can make a reservation for any time without problem.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

A nice, unpretentious restaurant with great service and very nice food - tho one waitress might want to brush up on her customer service skills after giving my friend a bit of a look for leaving a ring of vinegar on the table cloth - actually caused by the waitress.

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Bronx, New York
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76 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The drive to Al Giardino in Taormina is like driving along the Almafi Coast. The road is so narrow that our tour bus could not negotiate the winding streets. We took a mini van to the restaurant and the winding road so high above the bay made the trip an adventure. When we arrived, we were greeted like family by... More

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