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Corso Umberto I, 172, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942 24983
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My husband and I liked the look of this restaurant so decided to book a table. How wrong were we to go on looks alone. We have visited many restaurants around the world but have never come across one where all the staff were miserable and rude. We never ever got a smile or any conversation from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Recommended to book a table as it was fully booked. Great service, great food, and beautiful view. From the outside it does seem a nice restaurant but once you enter and you go to the back of the building overlooking Taormina valley, it's very nice. I ate the Spaghetti al vongole, delicious and finished off with the Strawberry cheesecake. Recommended... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I liked the look of this restaurant so decided to book a table. How wrong were we to go on looks alone. We have visited many restaurants around the world but have never come across one where all the staff were miserable and rude. We never ever got a smile or any conversation from any member of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We ate at Granduca on our first night in Taormina after hearing of its great views. The entrance feels very classy as you make your way downstairs from the Corso Umberto passed designer shops. We were then greeted by a surly maître d', unsual for Taormina, who asks whether you'd like to dine in the restaurant or the pizzeria assuming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Myself and my wife had lunch here one day and when you first walk in through the Arched entrance from Corso Umberto you think you are not in the right place because the first thing you see is a clothes shop window but just look to your right and you will see the stairs down to the restaurant. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Granduca has always had amazing views and style in abundance, but this year the attentive service and fabulous food have lifted it to the number 1 position. We brought some friends from the UK and tried all of the Best restaurants in Taormina. Granduca was their firm favorite.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice food great view shame about the service. So much choice in the menu, and everything looked good, pasta was amazing. The service let the place down things taken from table without asking if we had finished when we haven't. If you want good quality food in a great location at a good price but are not worried to much... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Has the potential to be excellent but falls short. Fabulous view. Have to agree that the de-constructed prawn cocktail does not work. The veal was disappointing but the fillet steak excellent. Size of muscles disappointly small. Wine list extensive but head waiter selected two good, inexpensive wines for us. In summary, rather pretentious and overall disappointing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I found this place a little odd, granted the views are beautiful but it's a pity they decided not to open up the windows until after we had finished our meal which really spoiled the whole experience. The deconstructed prawn cocktail doesn't work. I don't know why people try to over complicate simple food, it's not required. Expect to pay... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

In the end we enjoyed our meal here. It was very busy with a wealthy looking clientele but the service and food was good. There was a bit of confusion when we arrived about where we were and weren't allowed to eat pizza! And the front of house man didn't do a good job of looking after us in terms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The restaurant has a beautiful terrace facing the sea, unfortunately that is where the charm stops... We arrived at 7:30 for our reservation, there was no queues I waited patiently to be served while a flock of waiters wazzle around looking busy (but not really doing much), occasionally I get a glance but not a shilling more. 10 minutes pass...... More 

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Additional Information about Granduca

Address: Corso Umberto I, 172, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0942 24983
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corso Umberto I, 172, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 0942 24983

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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