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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 346
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    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
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We just had dinner there. My husnpband had the antipasto Siclian, it was out of this world good. I had the Caprese salad. It was the freshest mozzarella. Absolutely delicious. My husband had the ravioli with pastachio cream cheese. He sai he has never had anything so good. I had a pasta... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We just had dinner there. My husnpband had the antipasto Siclian, it was out of this world good. I had the Caprese salad. It was the freshest mozzarella. Absolutely delicious. My husband had the ravioli with pastachio cream cheese. He sai he has never had anything so good. I had a pasta dish which was very good. This is a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Came upon this place by chance and the waiting staff were friendly without having the demanding "Come and see the menu. You want a place to eat?!!!?" style that we found so off-putting in other places nearby. We were given time to sit and make our decisions without too much pressure being exerted on us. Something that can be very... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Thanks to TripAdvisor, we had a snacky lunch here and thought the restaurant would be worth visiting for an evening meal.....good move! A bright cheery place with equally cheery staff and some very whacky Italian music were the perfect compliment to the simple but delicious food........and very good value.... The beef steak with rocket and Parmesan had a nice lemony... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

To be honest we were expecting more of the arancini from the rave reviews I had read. We tried the spinach one and the cheese and ham one. Pleasant but gut bustingly large and heavy and filling, and we could not finish them. Good range of pizza slices on sale too. Well packaged for eating on the run.

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Collingham, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were given complimentary bruschetta and delicious rice balls followed by melon and ham sufficient for two. I had prawn cocktail and steak with mushrooms and poatoes. My husband had pizza. Half a bottle of wine. Cost was 39.50 Euros. Spotless, comfortable and good service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent arancini. Tried the bolognese and the spinach and ricotta. Preferred the spinach and ricotta. Good cheap lunch

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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I cannot say food is bad here, because it isn't. However these are definitely not the best Arancini i've ever had. The ingredients on the Pizza Messinese were not the best either.. The Arancino with Eggplants was the best out of the ones I tried. Nice people, very fast and nice service, but there can be better arancini...

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Tripoli, Libya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you want something on the go you can buy mouthwatering arancini focaccias etc from the take away Da Cristina or alternatively sit in the restaurant Da Cristina next door where one can still order arancini and all the other stuff from the take away place but also has an option of a great choice of pasta and other dishes.... More 

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Sarone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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4 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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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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