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Da Cristina

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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: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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Cosy place in the square

We had read about their aranchini so we had to try it when we came to Taormina. It was really great and not expensive at all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had read about their aranchini so we had to try it when we came to Taormina. It was really great and not expensive at all.

Thank Joharas
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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505 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Da Cristina was recommended as the best place for Arancini -- and this soooo true. There's is easily the tastiest, freshest most super delicious Arancini I have ever tasted and we took some back to our hotel for dinner as well. It is freshly made and there are some interesting combinations. I remember those flavours vividly -- and yearn for... More 

Thank Roshni2011
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Da Cristina twice because the food was Delicious and great value. First night we had beef rolls & veal with lemon sauce the second night beef rolls and swordfish rolls. Cost 9 euros for beef, 11 for veal & 12 for swordfish. We also received complementary brushetta & small arncini's. Also they only charge 1 euro cover charge... More 

Thank damzel2407
Island of Malta, Malta
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a pity to be honest. For the price you'd pay, the food was good. I would recommend trying the ham & mozzarella Scacciata & croissants (any flavor!) personally. The place was very close to our hotel, so it was a perfect quick stop for a quick low cost lunch or early dinner. Unfortunately... I spoke highly of the place... More 

Thank Paul F
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and fantastic Arancini. Stick to the Arancini (the pizza and calzone are average). Great value and great flavours. Two arancini per person make a good lunch and cost 3 Euro each

Thank justinliddell
Warrington, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Have walked past this restaurant many times on my various visits and had never noticed it.... however it was one of the few open towards the end of November.... we sat outside with heaters... food was ok and good value

Thank soobroo99
Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Quick and easy! What a treat to find a place that handles a crowd well, serves freshly made hot food and does it with a smile. The arancini is delicious, supper filling and very hot. Seating is limited so you may need to take your food to go.

Thank argodwin
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

When you want the best arancini in Taormina, look no further than Da Christina! In fact, we did not find any better anywhere else in Sicily during our 2 week vacation. Highly recommend.

Thank Gail P
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious and the coffee was the best we have had in all of Italy so far. The staff was extremely friendly and was able to speak enough English to make a very pleasant for us.

Thank Joseph L
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Da Cristina are most famous for their arancini. The arancini were very good and are made fresh every day. The pizza and schicciata were also delicious.

Thank Claudine F

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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: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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?