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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely fish experience in nice dining environment

On a comfortable setting on the upper terace - which I would recommend - we had our final (for this year) Sicilian dinner and we did not regret our choice. All products were very fresh and plates nicely arranged. The only exception was one starter we had - fresh octopus - who unfortunately was too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Armin S
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Schwyz, Switzerland
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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West Sussex, England
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fantastic authentic food - cooked by a passionate man who cares completely about the source, quality and taste of the products he uses. We had the most delicious dinner - beautiful presentation, three olive oils from different regions to compare, grilled squid, pork, tartare of fish to start. All fabulous. Turi is amazing - passionate, interesting and dedicated to producing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by two Sicilians who live abroad. Tucked away near the San Dominico convent off the beaten path. Plenty of room on two terraces. This was our first meal in Sicily and our best. To start we had antipasti of calms and mussels which were fresh delicious and came in large portions. One to share... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The place is not far from the main street however hidden a little bit, that is why it is not for 100% full of tourists but mostly by locals. For me it was also recommended by Sicilian that means something. The food is really good, couldn't find any minuses the prices are average (not the cheapest place, but worth it).... More 

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Ohio
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Taormina. The food and service is outstanding and what a great place to dine on the terrace. A special thank you to Santo and Marcia for the excellent service. We will be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had and amazing dinner here, it has a great location in a quieter back street off the very busy main street. The outdoor dining is lovely, very comfortable and quiet, and the food is brilliant. The staff are also very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend to go to!

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Schwyz, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

On a comfortable setting on the upper terace - which I would recommend - we had our final (for this year) Sicilian dinner and we did not regret our choice. All products were very fresh and plates nicely arranged. The only exception was one starter we had - fresh octopus - who unfortunately was too chewy and not as tender... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Was really disappointed, the restaurant looks the part, however failed to deliver. Starter volume could have been smaller, however better quality and more tasty. I ordered a ribeye steak, however wasn't asked how I wanted it cooked, it came rare, which for me is ok, however wouldn't be to everyone's liking, served with a very uninteresting salad. Last meal in... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Nice wine list, plenty of different main course and dolls alternatives, good location. I would like to try to eat once more.

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Sussex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate at Nero D'Avola one evening and enjoyed it so much that we booked again for the next night before leaving ! The mushrooms, with or without local sausage, steaks, aubergine parmigiana, squid, fresh mozzarella were all delicious - couldn't fault any of it. Turi the chef came out to chat with the diners, which was fun too. Wine... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

With a big group of friends we experienced an amazing evening with outstanding food and wine, fantastic service and one and only chef Turi Siligato, who prepared most delicious see food I ever had. At the end of the night he played Chopin on the piano. Unforgettable evening!

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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: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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