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Osteria Nero D'avola

Piazza San Domenico, 2 b, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942 628874
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Ranked #62 of 206 restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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south east england
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were staying at the San Domenico (opposite) and was recommended here and so at a risk we booked for our final night in Sicily (after a 17 night stay and some amazing meals elsewhere). We were not disappointed. The food was jsut stunning. I had a sausage pasta for starter and my husband had a tuna pasta; followed by... More

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Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

On a cruise stop to Taormina accompanied by the Executive Culinary Chef from the ship, our group experienced this wonderful restaurant for our lunch stop. Simply wonderful, fresh and beautifully presented dishes accompanied by special wines from The Benanti Winery.

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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We discovered this restaurant from the Eyewitness Travel guide. It is situated in the peaceful and lovely Piazza San Domenico just opposite the exclusive hotel. We ate upstairs outside on a beautiful evening. . Service was friendly and efficient and all the dishes were explained well. They were certainly different. Our starter was slices/slithers of artichoke ,lemon and cheese all... More

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Neptune, New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband had already made this reservation before I arrived in Sicily - we had heard about this place from folks online and thought we definitely need to try it! As it was my first dinner in Sicily, I was eager to try everything! We decided on two antipasti. A shaved artichoke salad and an orange and avocado salad. Both... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We were actually looking for another restaurant that had been recommended to us when we stumbled across Osteria Nero D'avola. Having had an average meal the night before, we cautiously looked at the menu when Turi, the owner, came out and showed us the mushrooms that had been picked that day, the last of the asparagus for that season and... More

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st louis,mo
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were looking for a dinner restaurant and this place looked decent.. The owner was very nice but the food and the prices wrier definitely not worth it.

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Turi S, Proprietario at Osteria Nero D'avola, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review for our restaurant. Thanks for the compliment too. About your review I can only answer that we are not commercial restaurant, and all our dishes we prepare in case, using fresh and organic ingredients only: the best of availability on sale. This is the reason of our proportioned prices. Thank you More

Flower Mound, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by a dear friend! We were in Taormina on a cruise stop and had lunch at Osteria Nero D'avola. The owner, Turi, came out and welcomed us with a special treat of flower of the zucchini stuffed with cheese. Wow, what a start to a delicious meal! They offer different olive oils to try with... More

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Rijswijk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was the third time we had dinner at this restaurant. The first two times was at the old locations and we had fine dinners there. It moved three/four years ago to this new location and we thought to give it a try. It was a disappointment: chaotic, we had a table near the exit thus it meant waiters running... More

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Turi S, Proprietario at Osteria Nero D'avola, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Let me start by thanking you for your feedback. We sincerely regret the negative impression you had of your evening at the Osteria Nero D'Avola. Not wishing to make excuses for your experience, but to provide you with some context, it was a particularly chaotic evening at the Osteria due to the fact that most of the customers... More

Long Bennington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Beautiful food, very fresh, service was excellent and a fantastic wine list too. You may need to book a table though

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The menu on the outside of this restaurant is only a fraction of what they actually offer. When we sat down we were asked if we needed help with the menu. We asked what the catch of the day was and they listed about another 5 or 6 fish with different ways to have it. They also gave us an... More

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