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Osteria Nero D'avola

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Piazza San Domenico, 2 b, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942 628874
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 162
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 22
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and wine

We ate at this cosy restaurant close to our hotel. The food was generous and very tasty, and the wine list was very extensive included many local wines (as the name suggests).

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
anabeam
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We ate at this cosy restaurant close to our hotel. The food was generous and very tasty, and the wine list was very extensive included many local wines (as the name suggests).

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London
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23 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We really enjoyed dinner at this lovely local osteria. The atmosphere was friendly and the surroundings pretty.

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london
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had unforunately had lunch, an d then drinks and nibbles elsewhere. The waiter brought 3 bottles of olive oil of varying strenghts for us to taste, lots of bread ! delicious ! The I ordered the stuffed courgette flower. Four enormous flowers arrived, absolutely delicious. My husbnd had pasta, great. We had ordered frito misto for ouyr main course.... More 

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Cinque Terre, Italy
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a wonderful experience here! The waitress was very sweet and prepared- she was able to recommend us a wonderful natural wine from their very long, eclectic and well thought out wine list. We had a great meal- my personal highlight were the local porcini mushrooms and the stewed moscardini (little octopus). What topped it off, though, was the... More 

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High Wycombe, England
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116 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Osteria Nero D'Avola was highly recommended to us by our travel agent representative and by our hotel, and is well praised in all the guides - so this is where we dined for our anniversary. It lived up to its reputation. Fortunately we had been given good instructions as to how to find it because it is off the main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Not the cheapest meal in Sicily, by any standard, but well worth the visit. Selection of wine is great and the most amazing octopus dish I have ever eaten

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Jupiter, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Have you ever been to a restaurant asked for a particular dish and the owner/chef says come back tomorrow night, I will go catch the fish for you? This was my experience here. I asked for Al nero di sepia (the pasta with the black ink). Turi told me to come back tomorrow, he would either catch the cuttlefish or... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel; however our experience did not live up to expectations tonight. It was half an hour before anyone came to take our order, which was fairly modest, 45 minutes before we got our wine, and an hour before our starter came, a good 40 minutes later before our pasta dishes arrived ( now nearly... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Having dinner in Osteria Nero D'avola was simply fantastic. Besides the delicious food and perfect service, the owner of the place, by the end of the night, played a wonderful piano music which, together with the haapiness of the meal, made us want to go back there soon !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We came across this inn, by chance, walking around the back streets. We knew this tranquil restaurant is really interested in quality ingredients and "slow food" when the chef showed us a basket of mushrooms and explained the ways he could prepare them. The bread came with three different varieties of local olive oil. The wine list contains a huge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza San Domenico, 2 b, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 0942 628874

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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