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La Grotta Azzurra

Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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Via Bagnoli Croci, 2, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
(+39) 0942 23505
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly service and good fish dishes

We very much liked this restaurant. The fish cabinet was well stocked and provided a range of recently deceased sea life. We were encouraged to try the fresh prawns and given advice on the dishes we would enjoy. The atmosphere was always good and we were well attended to by the waiters. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We very much liked this restaurant. The fish cabinet was well stocked and provided a range of recently deceased sea life. We were encouraged to try the fresh prawns and given advice on the dishes we would enjoy. The atmosphere was always good and we were well attended to by the waiters. Good value and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant with an almost 'family' feel! ;) Very fresh fish cooked to perfection. Well recommended. Just like eating with the goodfellas!

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Milford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I must vconfess with all the fish on show, i was tempted to have fish and i ended up having the mixed fish grill which was delicious! one of our party had the veal kebabs which i tasted these were also excellent. A great location on ta little back street gives a fgeel of real old Sicily, a great eating... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I saw the delicious selection of fish in the afternoon, and decided to return for dinner. The service was lovely, I was seated with no problems-as a single woman sometimes there is reluctance to fill a table for only 1 person- The maitre de discussed the fish with me and helped select a fish to my liking. When it came... More 

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Tamworth UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

we had a fantastic evening at this restaurant. The waiters were excellent and incredibly friendly. The seafood was excellent. Two of us had fresh seabass and one had lobster pasta. The food was the best we have so far eaten in our four days in Taormina. It is so far the most expensive restaurant we have eaten at, but well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While in Taormina we had dinner twice at Grotta Azzurra. The restaurant has the biggest offer of fresh seafood (rather rare in Italy) and fish in Taormina, and the quality is absolutely impeccable. With such a broad offer and such high quality it goes without saying that prices are a bit elevated; but they are completely in line with what... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were recommended the snapper fish of the day ! no price mentioned and fish alone was €72 for two sharing... serve v poor and we felt ignored ! had to ask for our wine order twice before we were served.. total bill for two €121 for a very average meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The staff made me feel I was doing them a favour by eating there. Beautiful food and a menu selection so expansive that the decision-making was very difficult. My swordfish was stunning and everything is very reasonably priced. Don't miss having a meal here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

it was fun to watch the passing crowds and the waiters. The service was excellent and the food was good. All four were pleased with their meal. The freshly made strawberry dessert was the hit of the meal. Would return on my next visit to the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were going to another restaurant around the corner but could not resist the very fresh fish in the show case, which almost looked alive. We changed our plan. All the fish we ordered were unbelievable!! We are Japanese and always eat good fresh fish in Japan. So although we enjoyed the seafood in the Italy but we had never... 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, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bagnoli Croci, 2, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: (+39) 0942 23505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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

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