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Da Cristina

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Pizza, Seafood, Pasta, Wine Bar
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Piazza del Duomo | Via strabone 2, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 21171
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Arancini to die for

Everyone else was right. No need to go anywhere else. We gorged on arancini while sitting on the fountain and loved it. Fed a family of 5 for 17 euro. Don't be intimidated by the crowd. Push your way forward and tell them what you want. Don't miss it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Ashley M
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Sarone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Sarone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Everyone else was right. No need to go anywhere else. We gorged on arancini while sitting on the fountain and loved it. Fed a family of 5 for 17 euro. Don't be intimidated by the crowd. Push your way forward and tell them what you want. Don't miss it!

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Service was excellent except took away dishes a bit too quickly. Food was excellent, especially crepes, aranchini, and grilled artichokes. Pleasant modern decor. Would definitely go back again.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have eaten arancini all over sicily and my mother is sicilian. The ones sold here are definitely the best and ubeatable. We had the one with spinach, pistacchi, butter, melanzane. Everything is handmade in front of you. Definitely a must for lunch when in taormina.

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Vienna, Austria
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you come to Sicily you need to try arancino and there is no better place for that! ... total in love with this place.. not expensive and great quality. I always bring friends there and they were never dissapointed. a friend from colombia total fall in love with the fact that you can watch the family prepare everything! another... More 

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Darwin Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We found this place by accident just offf the Duomo piazza. The restaurant has a seating area closer to the piazza and then a more informal bakery type area with a couple of stools and little tables. The food is simple, hot, fresh and delicious. Friendly efficient staff...ften full to the eyeballs with Italian families.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Sat in the new restaurant room. It is clean, modern and the food is delicious. We had caprese salad. Pizza, scarrcita and rigatoni. All excellent. Great value for the money!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've been there with my friend in May. The place was too little and the meal was average. It was very hot inside.

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Pretoria
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30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a very cool little spot with superlative arancini, cool music and large gin and tonics! A lovely casual spot for a relaxed dinner at a reasonable price. Everything was super fresh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

During visiting Taormina we went to find this place as well, because italians and tourists as well were telling fabulous news about it. All I can say is, that it was true! Even if it is a kind of takeaway fastfood, they have reasonable price and it's absolutely delicious. You will love arancini (rice balls stuffed with meat, cheese...), but... More 

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Athens
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a waiter at another restaurant in Taormina.We were looking for an economical place to eat lunch.But had a hard time as everything seemed quite expensive.The waiter suggested we go here.Great little place! Everyone else seemed to know it as well...but service was quick and good despite all the people waiting.We had different variations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza del Duomo | Via strabone 2, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 21171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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