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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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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery

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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
Excellent, inexpensive, "Sicilian" Take Out Food

This is Italian "fast food." They serve quick, delicious arancini (stuffed rice balls, coated in bread crumbs), pizza and sandwiches. It's inexpensive and a great option for "take out" food. There are some outdoor tables if you prefer to eat there. Located just one street over from Taormina's "main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is Italian "fast food." They serve quick, delicious arancini (stuffed rice balls, coated in bread crumbs), pizza and sandwiches. It's inexpensive and a great option for "take out" food. There are some outdoor tables if you prefer to eat there. Located just one street over from Taormina's "main street" - the Corso Umberto - it's relatively easy to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Perfect - excellent food and nice sit outside. Both fast food and restaurant are perfect. We ate rice ball, pasta and tuna steak.

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Birkirkara, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Stumbled on this place by accident. It's just down a couple of steps from Piazza del Duomo, just off the main road. They serve wonderful freshly-baked pizza, arancini, bread, etc, which are all home-made and taste absolutely delicious. Staff were very nice and welcoming. Highly recommended for a quick and delicious lunch stop or a snack.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had dinner as walk in customers. Place looked good but experience bizarre. Really slow service. Starters were nice but Only two of the main courses arrived and were finished before the third. The fourth never made it but were still charged the un advertised "cover charge"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Go to Cristina each morning for your fresh bread and later often for pizza and arancini. It is a must. Also the staff is incredibly helpful. There is also a dine in and outside area.

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Liverpool, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

found this place by accident. There is a little restaurant next door and the take away place provides the food for there also. Wonderful arancini as well as pizza like bread dishes, all around €2 a piece. Great to order a range and then take to the local public gardens as the immediate vicinity is not picturesque. Service was fine,... More 

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paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The restaurant is really cute, the maccharoni were amazing, the tiramisu de la Nona de la nona was divine and the service was perfect.

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roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The owner prepares everything in front of our eyes. They have incredibly delicious focaccia. Strongly recommended.

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Manchester
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were meeting up with my in laws in Taormina, so much choice turned to Trip Advisor for help. Saw Da Cristina and went to find it. Bizarre location really as it was behind a hedge almost. Walking up we were greeted, we asked for a table for 4 and then we were told ' no pizza' several times. As... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Recommended as a Resturant to try local Sicilian foods including risotto balls. Went to the outdoor Resturant section ( they also have indoor and takeaway sections). Staff slow and rude. Staff had a real attitude problems, and it was plainly obvious they did not want to be there . The service was extremely average!! The entree of risotto balls was... 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 - 16
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?