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La Grotta Azzurra

Via Bagnoli Croci, 2, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
(+39) 0942 23505
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Ranked #151 of 216 Restaurants in Taormina
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We were attracted to the display of fresh fish outside the restaurant and the menu. We ordered two dishes: the pan-fried fish fillet (lemon sole on the menu, but was unavailable that evening, so we got a different kind of fish) was rather rich in olive oil, but the sea bass cooked in puttanesca sauce was tasty. We also thought... More 

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Nellysford, Virginia, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Lost, lonely and arriving in Taormina at 10 + p.m. La Grotta never blinked as they brought out platters of antipasto, wine and bread. We never really gave it a chance to showcase their specialties -- but we were welcomed and well taken care of -- very convenient to Hotel Belvedere where we were staying. Ever grateful for their cheerful... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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225 reviews 225 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant many times...the previous time was when i ordered a fresh fish and almost broke my bank when i got the bill...almost 50 euro for a supposed fresh fish...I have always sung the praises of their buffet which is discretely placed right in front of the open window where you see the chefs preparing all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were initially attracted to this restaurant because of the wonderful display of fresh fish in ice boxes outside the premises. Our meals were well cooked and served and the freshness of the fish was evident. My only criticisms would be that A. Once we had been served our meals, it was almost impossible to gain any attention from wait... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

very nice fish restaurant and good value for the quality of the dishes.we ate their 3 times at lunch and dinner.

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La Jolla, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Good fish menu...nice variety menu to choose from..sitting outside and watching the people walk. Friendly waiter gave us a complimentary pistachio cordial that was lovely.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have never seen a clearer sea or a more beautiful blue. Absolutely stunning and breath-taking. This rates very high on our 'must see' places in Taormina Don't miss it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

we chose this restaurant as the selection of fresh fish out the front was impressive. Inside, the owner advised us on what fish to choose as I am a bit fussy with fish. He suggested a starter of fried small red snapper (I think), which turned out to be delicious. For main we shared the grilled sole which the jolly... More 

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

call yourself a fish restaurant, learn to cook fish !!! We were shoved in a tight spot in this restaurant were rushed to decide what we wanted,told what we wanted was not available, told to have sea bass and told it would cost 16 euros served the worst wine in Sicily and the most expensive, over charged for over cooked... More 

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Firstly, the two courses of fish we ate were well cooked so no complaints. The issue we had was that we ordered fish for two (priced per kg on the menu). We never saw said fish before it was cooked and it's safe to say if we had we would have requested something smaller as when it did arrive it... More 

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Additional Information about La Grotta Azzurra

Address: Via Bagnoli Croci, 2, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 0942 23505
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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